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Osaka University Future Talks #17

2015-4-20 (Mon) 17:00 -

"Aim for a Rich Future Through the Ability to Examine all of Civilization"

The lecturer in this 17th Future Talk is AOYAGI Masanori, Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and a leading expert on Greek and Roman art history.

"A keen eye from viewing the whole of civilization," developed through excavation surveys and research. What should we learn from the problems society faces in today's civilization? Dr. AOYAGI will speak to us about the scientific knowledge and experience he has gained through his excavation surveys.



All persons connected with OU as well as members of the general public are cordially invited to attend. Text interpreting services and wheelchair viewing areas are available at the Convention Center, Suita campus.
Please let us know if you need special needs for participating in this event.
Advance registration is not necessary. There is no charge for attending these events. Seating is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


AOYAGI Masanori (Commissioner for Cultural Affairs)

Lecture Overview

40 Years of Excavation in Italy

From the excavation survey of ancient residences in Pompei in 1974, to the excavation of a beach villa near Agrigento in Sicily, the excavation of a large ancient villa on the outskirts of Tarquinia, and finally the ongoing surveys of Somma Vesuviana, a town located 20 miles east of Naples, I'd like to talk about what scientific knowledge and experience I've gained through these 40 years of excavation.

Date and Time

Monday, April 20, 2015 -- 17:00~18:30 (Doors open at 16:30)


Main Venue: Assembly Hall, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka Campus (Access)

Satellite Venues:

You can view a live stream of the lecture at any of the following sites:

Upcoming Future Talks

Future Talks #18 -- Monday, May 18, 2015

Lecturer: YAMANAKA Shinya (2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Professor; Director, Center for IPS Cell Research and Application)

Future Talks #19 -- Monday, June 15, 2015

Lecturer: NAGATA Kazuhiro (Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kyoto University; Poet)

Future Talks #20 -- Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lecturer: SUZUKI Akira (2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University)

*For video of previous Future Talks, please click here.


General Affairs, Office for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University


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