2016 Reading Kuzushiji Workshop

The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 13th-17th and will be led by Professor Ken’ichiro Aratake of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia Center.  We invite applicants who are interested in reading print and manuscript materials from the Tokugawa and early Meiji periods.  The workshop is open to faculty, graduate students, librarians, and curators.  Please note that the workshop will be conducted in Japanese and participants should have a working knowledge of classical grammar and some familiarity with hentaigana.  There is a $100 program fee that covers copy costs and lunch each day.

Applications can be submitted online at (https://japanatchicago.wufoo.com/forms/reading-kuzushiji-summer-2016/)

Modest funds are available to assist faculty and graduate students coming from institutions unable to offer support.

Additional inquiries can be directed to the workshop organizer, Professor Susan Burns (slburns@uchicago.edu).  The application deadline is May 1, 2016.

A block of rooms have been designated for visiting participants at the McCormick Theological Seminary’s Guest Housing Facilities.  Please call 773.947.6275 to make your reservation directly.