Ars Vivendi E-mail Magazine No.45 (March 31, 2011)
We, Global COE Program Ars Vivendi, would like to let you know the
following five news.
1) We have just made an English-version page of The Great East Japan
2) We have made an English-version page of Sociology of "Social
Support": Thoughts that Face the Fields.
3) Our student, Heekyoung Chong, visited the Research and Training
Center on Independent Living in the U.S. in February to learn about
independent living for people with disabilities in the United
States. The organization's homepage introduces her visit.
4) Our Center's website will be relaunched as of April 1, 2011.
We will let you know its URL tomorrow.
5) Our program members have conducted various kinds of global
research activities. The following is the brief report written
by Professor Paul Dumouchel.
March 9, 2011
During my stay in France, since January 16 I have been doing
essentially two things. The most important is research on a project
funded by Paris Advanced Studies Institute (Institut des Études
Avancées de Paris or IEA Paris) on the early history of French
psychiatry especially on the relationship between Pinel and
Esquirol. In consequence much of my time has been spent in
libraries consulting ancient manuscript. Mostly so far I visited
the Library of History of Medicine in the Paris Faculty of medicine
which has manuscripts on medicine all the way from 1534. I have now
pretty much found all that could there and will from now on consult
the French National Library (bibliothéque François Mitterand) and
archives at the Salpétriere hospital.
Apart from that I spent quite a bit of time giving conferences to
promote my new book Le sacrifice inutile that just came out in
France. This brought me to give conferences not only in France but
also in the Netherlands and I am leaving today for Italy to promote
both the book and the Italian translation of my first book which
just came out under the title the Economies of Envy.
*Please click below for more detailed information about our program.
We are eager to promote collaborative research projects with
disabled patients' advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, as
well as domestic and international researchers.
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