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Projects Led by Graduate Students at Ars Vivendi in Academic Year 2009

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■■Table of Contents
 ■Purpose of the Project
 ■Activity Records
 ■Organized Events
 ■References
 ■Related Pages in arsvi.com


■Study Group on Narrative and History

(1)Content, Purpose and Significance of the Project
This project examines the theory of Hayden White, History as Narrative, which is based on the standpoint that "History is Narrative" and develops the unique critical studies on historical discourses. It has influenced not only history but also the theory of narrative. The project also plans to hold a special lecture with Professor Hayden White at our university, while studying History as Narrative including critical statements against Hayden White.

(2)Expected Benefits for the Global COE Program Ars Vivendi
It is one of the major challenges for the Global COE Program Ars Vivendi to accumulate the knowledge drawn out from the "narrative" of people with disabilities, sickness, aging, and various differences, such as special symposium with Dr. Arthur W. Frank held in 2008. By studying White's theories, which points out the continuity between history and narrative, the project expects to provide theoretical and methodological depth in various studies of Ars Vivendi to reconsider disabilities, sickness, aging, and various differences in modern and current history. We also plan to issue a Research Center Ars Vivendi Report, and expand the online information on "Narrative" (Japanese) in arsvi.com.

 ■Project Member *as of Academic Year 2009

 Project Leader: SAKURAI Satoshi (Graduate Student of Publicness Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 IWATA Kyoko (Graduate Student of Socio-Cultural Symbiosis Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 OTANI Michitaka (Graduate Student of Publicness Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 OKADA Kiyotaka (Graduate Student of Socio-Cultural Symbiosis Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 OGAWA Hiroshi (OD, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 KINJO Miyuki (Graduate Student of Socio-Cultural Symbiosis Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 SHINOGI Ryo (PD, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University)
 NAKATA Kiichi (Graduate Student of Publicness Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro (Graduate Student of Socio-Cultural Symbiosis Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 HIROSE Taisuke (Graduate School of Science for Human Services, Ritsumeikan University)
 MATSUDA Yukiko (Graduate Student of Socio-Cultural Symbiosis Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 MURAKAMI Kiyoshi (PD, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
 YAMAGUCHI Maki (Graduate Student of Publicness Theme, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
 YOSHIDA Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)


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■Activity Records

◆The 8th Seminar October 2, 2009 at Yoyokan 960
 "What Can "the Holocaust" be Called?: Language, Politics, and Historical Imagination"
 ・Presented by: KINJO Miyuki
 "Who Writes History, Why We Write History and How We Write History?: From the Movement for People’s History and the Movement of Life-Writing Circles in 1950s Japan"
 ・Presented by: NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro
 Both presentations were made in English and in Japanese.

◆The 7th Seminar (Additional) September 18, 2009 at Soshikan 416 13:00 -
 Translation work of the lecture "Postmodernism and Historiography"

◆The 7th Seminar September 14, 2009 at Soshikan 416 13:00 -
 "What Can "the Holocaust" be Called?: Language, Politics, and Historical Imagination"
 ・Presented by: KINJO Miyuki
 "Who Writes History, Why We Write History and How We Write History?: From the Movement for People’s History and the Movement of Life-Writing Circles in 1950s Japan"
 ・Presented by: NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro
 Translation work of the lecture "Postmodernism and Historiography"
 ・Attendants: IWATA Kyoko, OKADA Kiyotaka, KINJO Miyuki, SAKURAI Satoshi, SHINOGI Ryo, NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro, MATSUDA Yukiko, MURAKAMI Kiyoshi, YOSHIDA Hiroshi

◆The 6th Seminar (Additional) September 4, 2009 at Soshikan 416  13:00 -
 ・Preparing English-Japanese vocabulary lists for the Special Lecture by Hayden WHITE
 Attendants: OGAWA Hiroshi, KINJO Miyuki, SHINOGI Ryo, MATSUDA Yukiko, MURAKAMI Kiyoshi

◆The 6th Seminar September 3, 2009 at Soshikan 416 18:00 -
 WHITE Hayden=Translated by UEMURA Tadao, 1994, "The Issues on Emplotment of History and Reality", FRIEDLANDER Saul=Translated by UEMURA Tadao et al. Probing the Limits of Representation, Mirai-sha, pp.57-89
 "What Can "the Holocaust" be Called?: Language, Politics, and Historical Imagination"
 ・Presented by: KINJO Miyuki
 "Who Writes History, Why We Write History and How We Write History?:From the Movement for People’s History and the Movement of Life-Writing Circles in 1950s Japan"
 ・Presented by: NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro

◆The 5th Seminar August 26, 2009 at Soshikan 416 18:00 -
 UEMURA Tadao, 1994, "Representation and Reality: On Criticism to Hayden White" Historians and Mothers: Theory of Carlo Ginzburg, Mirai sha, pp.207-230
 ・Presented by: IWATA Kyoko Additional Presentation "Auschwitz and the Limitation of Representation"
 ・Meeting for the Special Lecture

◆The 4th Seminar August 10, 2009 at Zonshin 706 15:00 -
 Seminar with Dr. MURAKAMI Kyoko
 ・Title: "Social Organisation of Remembering and Reconciliation: A Case of Former British Prisoners of War"
 *Lecture in Japanese

 ・Profile of Dr. MURAKAMI Kyoko (University of Bath)
 http://www.bath.ac.uk/education/people/profiles/kmurakami.html

 Research Interests: Discourse Analysis, Discursive Psychology, Reconciliation, Social Remembering, Identities and Social Action, Social Shaping of Technology, Learning on Work Placements, Social Competence, Social Enterprise and Community Development

  Key Publications (from the website of University of Bath)
MURAKAMI K., MURRAY L., SIMS D., CHEDZEY K., 2009. Learning on Work Placement: The Narrative Development of Social Competence. Journal of Adult Development, 16 (1), pp. 13-24.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/12808/

MURAKAMI K., 2007. Positioning in accounting for redemption and reconciliation. Culture & Psychology, 13 (4), pp. 431-452.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15691/

MURAKAMI K., MIDDLETON D., 2006. Grave matters: Collectivity and agency as emergent effects in remembering and reconciliation. Ethos, 34 (2), pp. 273-296.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15692/

SIMS D., MURRAY L., MURAKAMI K., CHEDZEY K., 2006. Work placements as narrative learning: stories for learning and for counterpoint. International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), 3 (5), pp. 468-487.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15693/

MURAKAMI K., 2003. Orientation to the setting: Discursively accomplished intersubjectivity. Culture & Psychology, 9 (3), pp. 233-248.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15695/

MIDDLETON D., MURAKAMI K., 2003. Collectivity and agency in remembering and reconciliation. Outlines, 7, pp. 16-30.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15694/

MURAKAMI K., 2003. Social practices of reconciliation: Iruka Boys' reconciliation trip. Japan Anthropology Workshop Newsletter, 36, pp. 54-63.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15696/

MURAKAMI K., 2002. Beyond cultural scripts in cross-cultural psychology. Culture & Psychology, 8 (4), pp. 459-474.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15698/

MURAKAMI K., 2002. Socially organised use of memories of mother in narrative re-construction of problematic pasts. Narrative Inquiry, 12 (2), pp. 381-390.
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15697/

MURAKAMI K., 2001. Talk about Rice: A Discursive Approach to Studying Culture. Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-Line Journal], 2 (3).
http://opus.bath.ac.uk/15700/

◆The 3rd Seminar July 23, 2009 at Soshikan 416 18:00 -
 Text
 UEMURA Tadao, 1994, "Representation and Reality: On Criticism to Hayden White" Historians and Mothers: Theory of Carlo Ginzburg, Mirai sha, pp.156-207
 ・Presented by: SHINOGI Ryo 1 - 3
 ・Presented by: OTANI Michitaka 4 - 6 Abstract in Japanese

Purpose of this Seminar:
・Meeting to Invite Hayden White to Ritsumeikan University
・Understanding Hayden White, Especially by Focusing on Representations

◆The 2nd Seminar July 9, 2009 at Soshikan 416 18:00 -
 Text
 ◇NOE Keiichi 2005 Philosophy of Narrative, Iwanami Shoten
 ・Chapter 1: The Meaning of Narrating: Introduction to Narrative
  Presented by: OGAWA Hiroshi Abstract in Japanese
 ・Chapter 7: Constructing World by Narrative
  Presented by: NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro Abstract in Japanese

Purpose of this Seminar:
・Meeting to Invite Hayden White to Ritsumeikan University
・Understanding Narrative Theory

◆The 1st Seminar June 25, 2009 at Soshikan 414 18:00 - 22:00
 Text
 ◇WHITE Hayden, 1973, "Nietzsche: The Poetic Defense of History in the Metaphorical Mode" in Metahistory: the Imagination in Nineteenth-century Europe, The Johns Hopkins University Press(= Translation by TANAKA Yusuke "Intention to History",1998, (article in "Metahistory" Gendai Shiso Seido-sha, 26(14):59-83)
 Presented by: SAKURAI Satoshi Abstract in Japanese: "Merits and Demerits of History on Life: Reading Hayden White's Intention to History"
 ◇WHITE Hayden, 1980, "The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality," MITCHELL W.J.T. (Ed.) On Narrative, The University of Chicago Press (Translated by HARADA Daisuke "The Value of Narrativity in History" 1987, in EBINE Hiroshi, HARADA Daisuke et al. On Narrative, Heibonsha, 15-49)
 Presented by: NAKATA Kiichi

Purpose of this Seminar:
・Meeting to Invite Hayden White to Ritsumeikan University
・To Read Works of Hayden White

 Guest:
 ◇OKAMOTO Michihiro, Professor at Department of History, School of Literature, Toyo University


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■Organized Events

After Metahistory
Lecture on Postmodernism by Professor Hayden WHITE

■Date: From 4:20 p.m. on October 22, 2009 (Thu) (Doors Open: 3:50 p.m.)

■Place: No.2 Hall, Igakukan Building, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
      56-1 Tojiin Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Japan
  URL:http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/profile/visit_rits/index.shtml#kinugasa

◆Overall Host:

YOSHIDA Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)

◆Consecutive Interpretation:

HIRAGA Midori (English Writing Supervisor at Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)

OKAMOTO Michihiro (Professor, Faculty of Literature, Toyo University)

◆Program

【Part I】(4:20~5:50 p.m.)
Thinking with Professor Hayden White: Seminar

・Research Report 1 KINJO Miyuki(Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
"What Can "the Holocaust" be Called?: Language, Politics, and Historical Imagination"
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/gr/gsce/news/200901022_repo_1-e.htm

・Research Report 2 NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro(Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)
"Who Writes History, Why We Write History and How We Write History?:From the Movement for People’s History and the Movement of Life-Writing Circles in 1950s Japan"
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/gr/gsce/news/200901022_repo_2-e.htm

【Part II】(6:00~7:30 p.m.)
Postmodernism and Historiography~Lecture with Professor Hayden WHITE
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/acd/gr/gsce/news/200901022_repo_0-e.htm

・Introduction of Professor Hayden WHITE and Introduction(OKAMOTO Michihiro)

・Lecture by Professor Hayden WHITE
"Postmodernism and Historiography"

(※In Section I, two graduate students present their own research reports with a clue of Professor Hayden WHITE's works. Then Professor WHITE respond to the reports and have discussion including the floor. In Section II, you will be provided with Professor WHITE's paper and its Japanese version one. Consecutive interpretation (From English to Japanese) will be provided both in Part I and II.)

◆Profile of Professor Hayden WHITE
http://www.stanford.edu/group/Russia20/white_bio.htm

◆Host:
Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences at Ritsumeikan University

◆Co-host:
Institute of Human Sciences, Toyo University
Global COE Program Ars Vivendi/Research Center Ars Vivendi
Study Group on Narrative and History(Projects Led by Graduate Students at Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University)
Study Group on Hitorical Sociology(Public Study Group, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences at Ritsumeikan University)

◆Advance application is not necessary.

◆Free of Charge

◆Contacting Address:
Bureau, Research Center for Ars Vivendi at Ritsumeikan University (Person in Charge:Sayama) 56-1 Kitamachi, Tojiin, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan TEL: +81-75-466-3335 FAX: +81-75-465-8371 E-mail ars-vive@st.ritsumei.ac.jp



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■Related Pages in arsvi.com

 ◆Narrative (Japanese)
 ◆Life History (Japanese)



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■References

◇ANKERSMIT Frank & DOMANSKA Ewa & KELLNER Hans Kellner (Eds.) 2009, Re-figuring Hayden White (Cultural Memory in the Present), Stanford University Press
◇BROWN Callum 2005 Postmodernism for Historians, Longman
◇DOCKER John & CURTHOYS Ann 2005 Is History Fiction?, UNSW Press
◇DOMANSKA Ewa 1998 Encounters: Philosophy of History After Postmodernism, University Press of Virginia
◇NOE Keiichi 2005 Philosophy of Narrative, Iwanami Shoten
◇UEMURA Tadao 1994 Historians and Mothers, Mirai sha
◇GINZBURG Carlo 2003 Leggere la Storia in Contropelo (Translated by UEMURA Tadao 2003 Reading History from Opposite Direction Misuzu Shobo)
◇WHITE Hayden 1973 The Greco-Roman Tradition, Harper & Row
◇WHITE Hayden 1973 Metahistory: the Imagination in Nineteenth-century Europe, The Johns Hopkins University Press
◇WHITE Hayden 1973 "Nietzsche: The Poetic Defense of History in the Metaphorical Mode" in Metahistory: the Imagination in Nineteenth-century Europe, The Johns Hopkins University Press(Translated by TANAKA Yusuke, 1998, "Intention to History",1998, (article in "Metahistory" Gendai Shiso Seido-sha, 26(14):59-83)
◇WHITE Hayden 1979 Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism , The Johns Hopkins University Press
◇WHITE Hayden 1980 "The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality" MITCHELL W.J.T. (Ed.) On Narrative, The University of Chicago Press (Translated by HARADA Daisuke "The Value of Narrativity in History" 1987, in EBINE Hiroshi, HARADA Daisuke et al. On narrative, Heibonsha, 15-49)
◇WHITE Hayden, 1987, The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation, The Johns Hopkins University Press



*The original page is prepared by SAKURAI Satoshi.
Translated by HIRAGA Midori
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