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(Lecture canceled. Replacement scheduled for December 9) No. 4: Osaka & Kyoto Open Cultural Lectures for the second half of 2013 ~ 2014 -- "The Restoration of Heiankyo, past and present -- from Analog to Digital"

2013-10-28 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

We regret to inform you that the October 28th lecture has been canceled. A replacement lecture has been scheduled for Monday, December 9, by a different professor from Ritsumeikan University.

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Open lectures under the joint sponsorship of the Graduate School of Letters and Kaitokudo for the 21st Century of Osaka University together with the Ritsumeika University Osaka Office and the School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University have been scheduled. The first lecture in the 8-part series is being held on Monday, September 30. The themes of these lectures center on Osaka and Kyoto and aspects shared in their history and culture.

Coordinators: NAGATA Yasushi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University; KATSURAJIMA Nobuhiro, Professor, School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University

Shared theme for Open Cultural Lectures for the second half of 2013 ~ 2014 (8 classes): "The Art of Osaka & Kyoto -- Old Things and New Things"

Osaka and Kyoto have both created and developed tangible and intangible works of art and cultural assets. Such things have, throughout the passage of many years, created a fresh significance and made a deep impression on people. In these lectures, we will focus on the artwork and cultural assets of Kyoto and Osaka and, making use of the latest technology, think about the modern significance of these things.

Lecture #4: "The Restoration of Heiankyo, past and present -- from Analog to Digital"

Lecturer: KAWASUMI Tatsunori, Associate Professor, School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University

Brief Summary: This lecture will introduce you to the results of the latest restoration of Heiankyo, making use of information technologies such as GIS and CG while looking back on the history of the Meiji Era and onward. That is, this lecture will introduce you to the Virtual Heiankyo. In addition, I'd like us to consider the potential of the Virtual Heiankyo for research in the humanities.

Venue: Osaka Umeda Campus, Ritsumeikan University (5th Floor, Osaka Fukoku Life Insurance Bldg., 2-4 Matsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka)

Lesson fee: 1 lesson -- ¥1500 (Single payment for 7 or more lessons: ¥10,000)
Maximum enrollment: 100
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If/When 100 applications have been received, applications will be immediately terminated. You are advised to apply early.

How to apply

1. Fill out the application form on the back of the flyer (for download below). Send it in by email, FAX, or postal mail. (Telephone applications will not be accepted.)

2. After the receipt of your application, you will be issued with written confirmation of your acceptance and a form for making payment at a post office. Please transfer the appropriate amount at a post office.

Date: 2013-10-28 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Sponsored: Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City Board of Education
Registration: Registration by email is required. See instructions above.
URL: http://www.ritsumei.jp/life-09/e09_10kyo_2.html
Contact: Ritsumeikan University Osaka Office, 14th Floor, Osaka Fukoku Life Insurance Bldg., 2-4 Matsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Tel: 06-6360-4895, FAX: 06-6360-4894
osaka-of@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

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