In this presentation, Dr Charles Allen Brown discusses how his own multi-year ethnographic fieldwork examining ground-level practices of English education in Japan and Taiwan indicates that the untrained NS teacher may be even less valuable than is commonly assumed.
“Kawaii” is often translated as “cute” in English, but the nuances and connotations of the two words seem to be different. In this presentation, Professor Hiroshi Nittono of Osaka University discusses which aspects of kawaii are unique to Japanese culture and which aspects seem to be universal to all humans.
“By reviewing a series of personal Great Wall explorations… I will show how diverse, personal, unconventional – and “foreign” – approaches have made significant contributions to the surprisingly narrow, Sino-centric and limited corpus of Great Wall knowledge, as well as popular understanding.”
“The concept of strategic stability has become increasingly obscure since the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of China have changed the structure of strategic balance, which would have defining impacts on world security.”
“Most attempts at social change attempting shifts in people’s behaviours or attitudes fail. There are systematic reasons for this. A more effective strategy may combine two very different ways of thinking, the systemic and the opportunistic.”
Densely populated, cities are also thickly inhabited by memories. This lecture explores the processes by which some aspects of the past are physically or emotionally inscribed into the built landscape, while others are overlooked or forgotten.
In his Keynote Presentation at ECAH2017, Dr Paul Lowe from the University of the Arts London discusses how the photographic image has engaged with the historical moment, from its inception in the mid nineteenth century to the present day.
“literary works of art can give voice to the victims to tell their story, function as tools of memorialisation and documentation, and offer interpretations of reconciliation processes and of legality itself”
Using the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) as a working example, Dr James McNally explains the advantages of having a local strategy geared toward the preservation and sharing of gerontological research data.
As part of The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2015 (EuroMedia2015), IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane, conducted a panel discussion and Q&A session with Jon Elford of BBC Media Action.
This presentation examines the current state of the data-archiving activities in Japan, introduces the Social Science Japan Data Archive (SSJDA), and provides examples of resources available at the SSJDA and other institutions for aging research.