GHC Seminar “Sources in Global History”

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In January, GHC held a workshop in Tokyo on the « Sources in Global History »

Meeting Room, Third Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo


Day 1: Friday 27 January 2017

9:30 Opening Remark: HANEDA Masashi (Tokyo)

9:40-12:10 Session 1: Multiple Sources

Moderator: HANEDA Masashi (Tokyo)

Alessandro Stanziani (EHESS), “Multiple Archives and Pluralistic Sources of Global History”

DONG Shaoxin (Fudan), “The Ming-Qing Dynastic Transition: A Global Event based on Multinational Sources”

Vincent Houben (Humboldt), “Crossreferential Data as a Source for Global History”

13:30-15:10 Session 2: Scale and Concept

Moderator: Andreas Eckert (Berlin)

Beth Lew-Williams (Princeton), “The Question of Scale in the History of Overseas Chinese”

Lisa Hellman (Tokyo), “Finding the Story behind the Label, and Labeling It”

15:40-17:20 Session 3: Tokugawa Japan

Moderator: Jeremy Adelman (Princeton)

Federico Marcon (Princeton), “Interpreting Tokugawa-period Sources for a Global History of Science: a Semiotic Approach”

OKA Mihoko (Tokyo), “Geographical Description about Asia on the Map Screen (Sekaizu Byobu) in Edo Period”


Day 2: Saturday 28 January 2017

9:00-10:40 Session 4: Map

Moderator: Sheldon Garon (Princeton)

Marc Elie (EHESS), “The Earth Sciences Go Global: Classifying and Mapping the Soils of the World in the Cold War”

SUGIMOTO Fumiko (Tokyo), “Modern Nautical Charts and National Territories”

11:00-12:40 Session 5: Sources and a Region

Moderator: Alessandro Stanziani (EHESS)

Andreas Eckert (Humboldt), “Local Labor and Global Labor. Reading Sources for African Labor History in a Global Perspective”

TSUJI Asuka (Kawamuragakuen-Tokyo), “Syriac Studies (Middle Eastern Christianity) in the Context of Global History”

14:00-15:40 Session 6: Non-textual Sources

Moderator: HANEDA Masashi (Tokyo)

DENG Fei (Fudan), “Diffusion and Assimilation: Some Thoughts on Using Visual and Material Culture in Global History”

OTA Atsushi (Keio-Tokyo), “Voice of History, Competition of Tradition: Oral Sources and History (Re)creation Movements in West Kalimantan, Indonesia”

16:00-17:40 Session 7: Visual Sources

Moderator: Jeremy Adelman (Princeton)

KISHI Toshihiko (Kyoto-Tokyo), “Visual History Studies in Global Perspective”

Sheldon Garon (Princeton), “Writing Modern Transnational History through Visual and Archival Sources”

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