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37th Seminar on "The Humanities of Conflict" and also "Crossing Popular Culture Research workshop"

2009-12-5 (Sat) 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We are pleased to welcome SATO Takehiro, an anthropologist of religion and a singer of "Part-time Worker Blues" to speak with us on the topic of "Anthropology and Conflicts in Song -- Call and Response" on Saturday, December 5, from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend this seminar and workshop. It is sure to be interesting--don't miss it!

Stop and think:

"What is the ability to actually hear music or sound?"

"Call and response -- what is it that you can hear from there?"

Our guest, SATO Takehiro, is an anthropologist of religion who listens to tales from civil spirit mediums, and plays and sings the song "Part-time Worker Blues" in classes. In this workshop, using an egg shaker and the blues, we'd like to consider what truly is it to sing, to listen, and to feel "pain"?

There is no participation fee.

Lecturer: SATO Takehiro

A brief bio of Mr. SATO: Mr. Sato is a part-time lecturer at Rikkyo University, Edogawa University, Taisho University, and Keisen University. He has studied spiritual culture in Okinawa and the possibility of religion and expressive culture from the viewpoint of an anthropologist of religion and, using the alias Call Sato, is also active as an academic entertainer.

  • Click here to view an article about his activities from the Asahi Shimbun [newspaper]
  • Click here to visit Mr. Sato's web site
  • Please click here to download a leaflet about this seminar.


A workshop for staff and graduate students will be held prior to the seminar.

Individuals interested in the pre-workshop are requested to contact Mr. FURUKAWA Takeshi at the following address (please remove the parentheses around @ to use the address):


Date: 2009-12-5 (Sat) 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored: Global COE Program, A Research Base for Conflict Studies in the Humanities
Venue: Multi-purpose studio, Igo-kan, Toyonaka Campus, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Mr. FURUKAWA Takeshi
crossing-popularculture (@)

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