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1 October 2014 (Wed.)
- 26 December 2014 (Fri.)
10:30‐17:00
(Closed on weekends and holidays)
The Fifty Years of ILCAA and the Fields seen by its Staff
[open]
  • It has been fifty years since the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) was established as an affiliate of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in April 1964. This exhibition will look back on the fifty years of ILCAA and display the photographs taken by the present and past staff of ILCAA during fieldworks in various parts of Asia and Africa. ILCAA holds this exhibition to celebrate its 50th anniversary with gratitude for support it has received since its foundation.

  • Language: Japanese
Organized by
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA)
ILCAA 1F
17 December 2014 (Wed.)
- 22 December 2014 (Mon.)
Language Documentation Training on Miyako Island
  • This workshop has been planned to give training in language documentation in the context where the language is still spoken in order to to stimulate and support research in language documentation. It is designed for beginning researchers without much experience in working with Miyako and other Ryukyuan languages.

  • The workshop activities include:
  • - Collection of data for basic linguistic analyses
  • - Collection of natural discourse data
  • - Analysis of basic linguistic structure
  • - Processing and management of linguistic data
  • Language: Japanese
Organized by
Linguistic Dynamics Science Project2 (LingDy2)
Ikema-jima Island, Miyakojima City, Okinawa, Japan
18 December 2014 (Thu.)
18:00‐20:00
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting
[open]

Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies” Open Meeting

  • Lecturer: Yui SUNANO (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
  • “Life of people having a staple diet of brewage: A case of Derashe area in southern Ethiopia”
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
Organized by
Core Project “Pluralistic World Understanding based on African Studies”
Jointly sponsored by
the Japanese Association for African Studies
301
19 December 2014 (Fri.)
14:00-18:00
- 20 December 2014 (Sat.)
10:00-16:00
The 14th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The new boundary-crossing approach on Ancient Chinese Slip and Tablet Documents (2) : Change and Duration in the Qin and Han as seen through a Comparison of Wooden Tablets from the Qin site of Liye and North-west Border Area of Han”

19 December

  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Naomi SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Meiji University) Reading:“Jianshuijinguan(er)07” (Firstpart)
  3. Naomi SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Meiji University) Reading “Jianshuijinguan(er)07” (Second part)

20 December

  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Kyoko MEGURO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Prefectural University) Reading:“Jianshuijinguan(er)08” (Firstpart)
  3. Kyoko MEGURO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Prefectural University) Reading “Jianshuijinguan(er)08” (Second part)
301
19 December 2014 (Fri.)
- 21 December 2014 (Sun.)
Seminar on the Middle East and Islamic Studies for Students of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Level
Supported by
JCAS(Japan Consortium for Area Studies)
306
20 December 2014 (Sat.)
13:00-19:00
The 6th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Study on the Relationship between Agriculture and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa from Historical Perspectives (2)”
  1. Tadasu TSURUTA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kinki University) & Makiko SAKAI (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Maize-Tractor Complex and Middle-scale Land Grabbing in Central Tanzania”
  2. Kaori KOMATSU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Shizuoka University) “Agriculture of Shifting Society: Zomia and African Society”
302
20 December 2014 (Sat.)
10:30-17:30
- 21 December 2014 (Sun.)
10:00-15:00
The 5th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Cross-linguistic Research on “Verbals””

20 December

  1. Sambuudorj OCHIRBATIIN (ILCAA Visiting Professor) “Verbal Inflection of Oirat (tentative title)”
  2. Tokusu KUREBITO (ILCAA) “Verbals in Chukchi (tentative title)”
  3. Honoré WATANABE (ILCAA) “Nominalization in Sliammon (tentative title)”
  4. Yuta MATSUOKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies) “Verbals in Korean (tentative title)”

21 December

  1. Kosei OTSUKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Verbs in Tiddim Chin (tentative title)”
  2. Atsushi YAMADA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Japan Health Care College) “Verbs in Parauk Wa”
  3. Discussion
304
23 December 2014 (Tue.)
10:00-17:30
The 1st meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Constructing a research network for documenting minority languages in and around Indonesia”
  • Business Meeting
  • Topics:
  • Plannning for language documentation workshops in 2015
  • Plannning for archiving and publication of linguistic data that each member obtains
306
9 January 2015 (Fri.)
14:00-18:00
The 15th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The new boundary-crossing approach on Ancient Chinese Slip and Tablet Documents (2) : Change and Duration in the Qin and Han as seen through a Comparison of Wooden Tablets from the Qin site of Liye and North-west Border Area of Han”
  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Shunsuke AOKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Gakushuin University) Reading “Liyeqinjian55” (First part)
  3. Shunsuke AOKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Gakushuin University) Reading “Liyeqinjian55” (Second part)
301
10 January 2015 (Sat.)
13:30‐18:00
Fieldnet Lounge/The Workshop: How Should Researchers Be Involved in Wildlife Conservation?
[open]
Organized by
ILCAA
303
10 January 2015 (Sat.)
14:00-18:00
- 11 January 2015 (Sun.)
10:30-18:00
The 7th Seminar in Ottoman paleography and diplomatics / The 3rd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Early Modern Islamic States and the Surrounding World”
[open]

10 January, Room 304, ILCAA

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University) Lecture on estate inventories(tereke defterleri) and petitions
  • 3. Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University) Reading estate inventories in the Court Registers I

11 January, Room 303, ILCAA

Organized by
Core Project “Human Mobility and Formation of Plural Societies in the Middle East and the Muslim World”
Jointly sponsored by
NIHU PROGRAM IAS Center at the Toyo Bunko(TBIAS), ILCAA Joint Research Project “Early Modern Islamic States and the Surrounding World”
304, 303
11 January 2015 (Sun.)
13:30‐17:30
Field Linguistics Workshop : Grammatical Studies Workshops 9― Copulas and Existential Expressions (3)
[open]
  • 1. Tomoaki GOTO (Graduate School, The University of Tokyo) “Copular and existential constructions in Arabic” (tentative title)
  • 2. So MIYAGAWA (Graduate School, Kyoto University) “Copulas in Egyptian”
  • 3. Izumi OCHIAI (Graduate School, Kyoto University) “Equational and existential constructions in Paran Seediq (a copulaless language)”
  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • For details, please see here (in Japanese)
Organized by
ILCAA and Linguistic Dynamics Science Project2 (LingDy2)
304
11 January 2014 (Sun.)
14:00-19:00
The 3rd meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Multi-disciplinary Study on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia (The Second Term)”
  1. Momo SHIOYA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Shimane) “Fashion and Faith in Indonesian Muslim Clothing”
  2. Yoko IWASAKI (Institute of developing Economies) “Globalization under a “Weakly-organized”system: A Case Study on Iranian Apparel Industry”
  3. Discussion
306
23 January 2015 (Fri.)
14:00-18:00
- 24 January 2015 (Sat.)
10:00-16:00
The 16th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The new boundary-crossing approach on Ancient Chinese Slip and Tablet Documents (2) : Change and Duration in the Qin and Han as seen through a Comparison of Wooden Tablets from the Qin site of Liye and North-west Border Area of Han”

23 January

  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Sachiko IIDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University) Reading “Wuyiguangchang Donghanjiandu05” (First part)
  3. Sachiko IIDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University) Reading “Wuyiguangchang Donghanjiandu05” (Second part)

24 January

  1. Editorial Meeting
  2. Kyoko MEGURO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Prefectural University) Reading “Jianshuijinguan(er)09” (Firstpart)
  3. Kyoko MEGURO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Prefectural University) Reading “Jianshuijinguan(er)09” (Second part)
301
24 January 2015 (Sat.)
13:00-19:00
The 12th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “The Modes of Articulation of Local Societies to Contemporary Science as Ways of Thought and Practice”
  1. Kaori KAWAI (ILCAA) “From the field to the paper: Documentation in ecological anthropology”
  2. Kyoko NAKAMURA (ILCAA Research Associate) “How humans produce nature: the heterogeneous and the universal”
306, 101
31 January 2015 (Sat.)
13:30-18:30
The 9th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Studies on Event Integration Patterns in African Languages”
[open]
  • 1. Kyoko KOGA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kochi University) “Event integration in Akan: focusing on non-motion events”
  • 2. Ernst Kotze (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) “Linguistic categorization as a determinant in making appropriate choices for the roomaji component of a Japanese/Afrikaans dictionary”
  • Language: Japanese and English
304
14 February 2015 (Sat.)
13:00-19:00
The 14th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Human Society in Evolutionary Perspectives (3)”
  1. Hitoshige HAYAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kobe Gakuin University) “Continuity and discontinuity: Reconsideration on the transfer”
  2. Masakazu TANAKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University) “Thinking the Other through Violence and Sex, OR a Possibility of Sacrificial Body”
306
17 February 2015 (Tue.)
- 23 February 2015 (Mon.)
22 February is a day off.
The 8th Documentary Linguistics Workshop (DocLing2015)
[open]
  • Lecturers: Peter Austin (SOAS, University of London)
    David Nathan (EWA, University of Oxford)
    Anthony Jukes (CRLD, La Trobe University)
    Sonja Riesberg (University of Cologne)
    Hideo Sawada (ILCAA)
    and others
  • Programme: This workshop aims to provide methodological and technical training in various aspects of language documentation and archiving of endangered/minority languages, dealing with the topics including:
    ・overviews of language documentation and archiving
    ・audio/video recording
    ・data management
    ・data mobilization
    ・archiving
    ・photography in language documentation
    ・fieldwork issues
  • Please visit our webpage for details:
  • Call for participants:
  • Application Form:
  • Deadline for applications:The application must arrive no later than 12:00 (in Japan Standard Time), 21st November 2014.
  • Deadline for applications:The application must arrive no later than 12:00 (in Japan Standard Time), 15th December 2014.
ILCAA
1 March 2015 (Sun.)
13:00-19:00
The 15th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project “Human Society in Evolutionary Perspectives (3)”
  1. Summary and brainstorming on publishing
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