An International Symposium: Refiguring Ernest Hemingway in the 21 Century

     As we are almost approaching the 120th Anniversary of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest writers of 20th century, The American Literature Society at the University of Tsukuba and Institute for Comparative Research in Humanities and Social Research at the University of Tsukuba (ICR) will together host an international symposium to refigure Ernest Hemingway’s image and his art from the 21st century perspective. Through criticisms of the 1920s to the contemporary era, this symposium seeks t...
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“Inheritance of Memory and Language” Kick Off Forum

We will be holding a kick off forum titled “Inheritance of Memory and Language” on Friday February 17.  We are looking forward for your participations!  “Inheritance of Memory and Language” Kick Off ForumHolding Memories Common – Going Through Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Experiences- Date: Friday February 17 10:00-17:30Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building A101Lecturers:1) Hajime Sato (University of Tsukuba)  “English Literatures in the Nuclear Age –Centered on Rin...
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International and Advanced Japanese Studies Relay Session 【Feb 15 (wed)】

On Wednesday February 15 from 18:10, International and Advanced Japanese Studies Relay Session will be held.  Joining fee is free and no application is required so please feel free to join! <Program> Professor Masami Okaue“Citizen Judge System and Death Penalty” Professor Chieko Kano“Japanese Language Education to Foreigners and Change in Hosting Societies” General DiscussionDate: Wednesday February 15    18:10-19:30Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building A422&nb...
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Lecture “Geology of Iran” by Research Center for West Asian Civilization

On Monday February 6 from 13:00, lecture on “Geology of Iran” by Research Center for West Asian Civilization will be held. We are looking forward for your participation! Planned Research Group 4, titled “Geology on Stone Supply during the Prehistoric Times in West Asia” (head researcher: Ken-ichiro Hisada) will invite Ms. Monireh Poshtkoohi and hold a lecture as stated below.   Date: Monday February 6    13:30-15:00Place: University of Tsukuba Project Research Building 306 &a...
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【Come Join Us!】The 3rd Humanities and Social Sciences Research Development & Promotion Forum (March 3, 2017 @ University of the Ryukyus)

The 3rd Humanities and Social Sciences Research Development & Promotion Forum will be held at University of the Ryukyus.  Researchers, URA, clerical staffs, and staffs from public administration and capital distribution organization will gather in this forum. Registration fee is free but you must pre-register.  Looking forward for your registration!!     Date: March 3, 2017 (Friday)13:30-18:00 (Open 13:00, after the forum there will be information exchange meeting) Place: Uni...
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Open Symposium “Inheritance and Integration of Multiple “Ancient Times” in the Medieval Islamic World”

We will be holding a workshop titled “Inheritance and Integration of Multiple “Ancient Times” in the Medieval Islamic World” (research leader: Dr. Manabu Kameya) .  Joining fee is free and no application is required so please feel free to join!   Date: January 29 (Sunday)   13:00-17:00  Place: University of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus Room 122 For more information click here  
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First LAM-ARENA Seminar(9th-10th January 2016)

First LAM-ARENA Seminar Different Persepectives on Africa in Globalization 9th-10th January 2016  Alliance for Research on North Africa, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Tsukuba, Japan   Project rationale and objectives The crossed analysis of the fields of intervention of both structures (ARENA and LAM) leads to think that a fruitful collaboration can be led by taking advantage of specificities of each center. Indeed, the approach of LAM concerns the whole continent but does not under...
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Digital・Humanities Lecture & Workshop 【December 15 & 16】

Digital・Humanities Lecture & Workshop will be held on December 15 and 16. Looking forward for your participation!   <Lecture> Date: December 15 (Thu) 13:00-14:30 Place: 3B312 Presentation room Donald Sturgeon: Classical Chinese Literature in a Digital Age   <Workshop> Norihiko Uda : Outline of Archives of Library and Information Science Toshihito Waki: Introducing Annotation Grant Type Image Database Platform WDB Yona Takahashi: “Blank” Marked Up Cuneiform Cla...
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International Advanced Japanese Studies & ICR Cosponsored Symposium 【December 7th (Wed)】

We are holding International Advanced Japanese Studies & ICR Cosponsored Symposium December 7th (Wed) from 17 o’clock.  No reservation is needed so please feel free to join!   Date: December 7th (Wed)  17:00-19:00 Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building A422   <Program> Professor Yutaka Tsujinaka Humanities and Social Sciences Research: One Direction of International Japanese Research as an Innovation   Professor Makoto Nagata Japanese Culture and Emerge...
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ICR Research Month Final Symposium【December 10th】

Transformation in Social & Human Sciences ICR Research Month Final Symposium will be held on December 10th (Sat) from 13:45. Please feel free to join and register from as follows!   Date: December 10th (Sat)  13:45-17:30 Place:University of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus, Bunkyo Building, room119 and 122 (map http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/access/tokyocampus-access) 3 minutes on foot from Marunouchi Line Myougadani Station     <Lecturers> Yukari Yoshiwara (University of...
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【Report】Young Researchers’ Presentation Battle 2016

Young Researchers’ Presentation Battle 2016 was held on November 24th.   Date: November 24th (Thu) 13:00-17:00 Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building A101   Presenters (random order): Haruki Miyashita (International and Advance Japanese Studies) Kanako Shibata (Literature and Linguistics) Pieter Van Lommel (Literature and Linguistics) Takehumi Nakamura (International Public Policy) Takatoshi Oyama (International Public Policy) Yu Sasaki (Modern Language and C...
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Young Researchers’ Presentation Battle! 【November 24th (Thu)】

On November 24th (Thu) from 13:30 we are going to hold Young Researchers’ Presentation Battle!  It is free to attend! We are looking forward for your participations.     Date: November 24th (Thu) 13:30-17:00 Place: A101 Participants: Students in doctor course (latter period) and researchers in University of Tsukuba plus ICR director and co-director.   We welcome those who come just to listen to the presentations. Attendance fee is free! From this year we are going to hol...
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Report on“ICR Research Month November 2016 Kick Off Symposium”

From this year we started “Humanities and Social Sciences Research Dispatching Month”.  During this month we will be holding symposiums, lectures, and workshops one after another and dispatch outcomes of humanities and social sciences researches which are hard to realize in ordinary days but have high demands of society. This year we are holding 20 events mainly on November.  Most of the events are open to the public and admission free. Starting out, kick off symposium was held at University of...
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Workshop “Have a Rethink on Heterogram” 【December 6】

On December 6 (Tue) from 14 o’clock, Research Center for West Asian Civilization’s workshop on “Have a Rethink on Heterogram” will be held. It is opened to everyone and no advanced registration is required. We are looking forward to your attend!   Date: December 6 (Tue) 14:00-17:00 Place: University of Tsukuba Project Research Building 306, 307       Research Center for West Asian Civilization map   Program: 14:00-14:10  Explanation of aim (Jun Ikeda, professor at University of ...
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The 31st ICR Seminar 【November 14th 】

The 31st ICR Seminar will be held on November 14th at University of Tsukuba. Joining fee is free and no application is required so please feel free to join!     Title: The Role of Germany at the United Nations Date: November 14th (Mon) 11:30-12:30 Place: Students Commons Lecturer: Prof. Thomas Weiler Bonn University (Germany) (Profile)  Studies of Law, Political Science, New History and Scandinavian Science at the Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken), University of Lund (Sc...
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College of Humanities Cultural Lecture 【11/21】

On Monday November 21, “Protect the Ruins of Palmyra in Syria which were Destroyed by IS” will be held at University of Tsukuba.  Please feel free to join!     Date: Monday November 21, 2016,  13:45~16:00 Place: University of Tsukuba, Room 1H101 Lectures: Bartosh Morgovsky (University of Warsaw)          Rovert Zgovsky (Polish Academy of Science)          Khomām Saad (University of Paris -Sorbonne) Please look at the poster for more information.  
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“ICR Research Month November 2016” Kick Off Symposium [Novermber5]

From this year we set November and December as “Humanities and Social Sciences Research Dispatching Month” and proactively and systematically dispatch outcomes of researches which were done in University of Tsukuba. Starting out, kick off symposium will be held on Saturday November 5th. Advanced registration is currently accepting. Please feel free to join and register from as follows!     Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016   13:30~17:00 Place: University of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus, ...
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University of TSUKUBA, ICR-IAJS Joint Special Symposium [November 17th ]

ICR-IAJS Joint Special Symposium will be held on November 17th.  The title of the symposium is called “The Reservation, Innovation and Propagation of Japanese Language and Culture: Is Japanese English Mixed Style Possible or Problematic?” Looking forward to your participation!   Title: The Reservation, Innovation and Propagation of Jheaapanese Language and Culture: Is Japanese English Mixed Style Possible or Problematic? Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016   13:00~18:00 Place: University...
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ICR Support: The 37th Academic Congress by University of Tsukuba Philosophical Association

The 37th Academic Congress by University of Tsukuba Philosophical Association will be held on October 15th from 10 o’clock.  We are planning to invite Professor Masahiro Shimoda from the University of Tokyo to give a lecture and also planning to hold research presentations too.  Looking forward for your participations!   Date: October 15 (Sat) 10:00~19:30 Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building A101 Fee: Free (Reception 4000yen)   Click to see more information on PDF &nbs...
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OSU/ICR Workshop: New Landscapes in Theoretical Computational Linguistics

    The ICR is holding a workshop titled "New Landscapes in Theoretical Computational Linguistics" on October 14-16 at Ohio State University Jennings Hall Room 040, cosponsoring with the OSU. This workshop is planned to commemorate the Department of Linguistics' past half-century at Ohio State University, and in particular, to highlight the emphasis on formal methods and mathematical and logical rigor which has contributed to the Department's status as one of the world's premier graduate...
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The 30th ICR Seminar [November 22 (Tue)]

The 30th ICR Seminar will be held on November 22nd(Tue)at University of Tsukuba.   Recital of Researchers and Authors in the Field of Humanity and Social Science Series No1  “Can Social Democracy Survive? - Conditions of Political Party Organizations”   Date: November 22 (Tue) 16:00-17:30 Place: University of Tsukuba Humanity and Social Science Building A101 Lecturer: Yasushi Kondo (University of Tsukuba)   Outline: When you look at the results of elections in Japan nowa...
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ICR Research Month November 2016

               Poster(PDF) October 15th, 2016 ~ December 10th, 2016 University of Tsukuba campus Program (Coming soon)   Kickoff Symposium November 5th,2016   12:45 ~3:45  (12:30 OPEN) room 134 (Bunkyo School Building, Tokyo Campus)http://www.gsbs.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/overview/ keynote address Ikuo KABASHIMAGovernor of Kumamoto Prefecture, Former Professor of  University of Tsukuba, Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo Speaker ...
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The 3rd Winning Grant (Kakenhi) Proposal Seminar 2016 【Oct 5th (Wed)】

The 3rd Winning Grant Proposal Seminar will be held on Oct 5th (Wed) from 17 o’clock. This seminar is especially for the researchers and staffs working in the field of humanities and social sciences. We are looking forward for your participation!  Adventitious listeners are welcome.     Date: Oct 5th (Wed) Time: 17:00~19:30 Place: Humanity and Social Science Building A, Room 101 Fee: Free Registration: Please click here     <Lecturers> *Professor Motoko Shut...
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ICR Special Symposium TGSW2016

We will be holding a special symposium at Tsukuba Global Science Week 2016.  Our session starts from 13:30 on Saturday, September 17.  ICR director, professor Tsujinka will come onstage as a discussant.  Looking forward for your attendance!   Date: Saturday,  September 17  13;30-16:30 Place: Tsukuba International Congress Center , Room403 pdf                   Speakers ■Prof. Jonathan Chang (Singapore Management University, Singa...
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< intramural limitation> Call for Participation in “Opening the Field of Vision to Researches in Humanities and Social Sciences ” (Implementation Expenses Support)

We will be holding “Opening the Field of Vision to Researches in Humanities and Social Sciences” from October 15 to December 10.  Aim of this event is to announce humanities and social sciences research achievements wildly and able to let others know researches which were hidden in a veil of mystery.  To contribute to the development of educational and research activities in Humanities and Social Sciences, please think about holding seminars, lectures, exhibitions and science cafes during these ...
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Theoretical Study FD Workshop “Theoretical Study of Digital Age”

On July 20th (wed) from 17 o’clock, we will hold Theoretical Study FD Workshop for researchers and staffs who belong to faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.   Date: July 20th (wed) 17:00~18:30 Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building 1D201 Fee: free     Program:   17:00-17:45 Make Full Use of iThenticate in Humanities and Social Sciences Koichi Yamada (Assist Micro)   17:45-18:30 Table Discussion: Theoretical Study in New University Age <Top...
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CEDP

Comparative Energy Discourse Project (CEDP)October 2014-September 2017 Introduction(Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki, Principal Researcher)   The Comparative Energy Discourse Project (CEDP) is a three-year contract-research project funded through the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) under its Topic-Setting Program to Advance Cutting-Edge Humanities and Social Science Research, Area Cultivation (Grant No. AAD26048). Our project’s overall aim is to investigate the differences be...
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The 29th ICR Seminar (Sabbatical Report) [July 7th (Thu)]

The 29th ICR Seminar will be held on July 7th (Thu). Joining fee is free and no application is required so please feel free to join.   Date: July 7th (Thu) 16:25~18:00 Place: Humanities and Social Sciences Building A101 Lectures: Yasushi Uchiyamada (Professor of History and Anthropology) Gen Nogami (Professor of International Public Policies) Akiyo Hirai (Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures)
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Report: The Winning KAKENHI 2016 Seminar

The winning KAKENHI 2016 seminar was held on June 15, 2016. First,  Professor Shigeo Osonoi (the provost of faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) gave an opening speech looking back on previous year. We introduced the support system of winning KAKENHI and professor Tsujinka our director gave a lecture. Also we had a lively question and answer period.   Thank you for participating and filling out the questionnaires. We are planning to hold the next KAKENHI seminar on July.   ...
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Rejected Documents Correction Support Program [close of application]

This is one of the ICR’s support programs for researchers in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to be able win research grants by correcting rejected documents.   [Applicants Subject] Researchers in University of Tsukuba Humanities and Social Sciences [Document Subject] A document which was applied for H28 year KAKENHI and been rejected. [Dead line] June 30 (thu) 17:00 Closed application. Thank you for many applications.   For more info, contact Morimoto:  office[at]i...
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1st ICR Seminar on Getting Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi)

                 The winning KAKENHI 2016 seminar. Co-sponsored by Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences (ICR) and Office for Research Promotion in Humanities and Social SciencesSupported by Research Administration/ Management Office(URA)  will be held again this year. This seminar is especially for researchers in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences.After the seminar, we are planning to have time to talk and ex...
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[Only for Tsukuba University Researchers] The EAJS-L: Call for Applications: Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe (EPRIE) 2016 – deadline April 22

We would like to announce a public offering summer school program for young researchers.   Title: Exchanging Opinions on Regional Integration Policy between East Asia and Europe Topic for Discussion: Defection, Immigration, Integration – similar problems and various patterns Date: June 24 to July 6, 2016 Place: Poland, Germany, and France   Please see more about this summer school on Group Ware on Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
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Report: The 25th ICR Seminar

The 25th ICR Seminar was held on April 1, 2016 at University of Tsukuba. The theme of this seminar was “Fukushima and the Internet: Characterizing the Catastrophe from an International Point of View.  We welcomed associate professor Thomas Brisson at the Paris 8 University as a guest speaker.  He picked up independent governmental agency called ASN which bears nuclear safety regulation and protective measure in France as an example and discussed the problems that occurred when ANS distributed i...
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The 24th ICR Seminar (Date: April 5)

The 24th ICR seminar will be held on Tuesday April 5.  Problems of language education in Japan and Slovenia will be the topic of this seminar. Neither participation fee nor advanced registration is required, so please feel free to join!   Problems of Language Education in Japan and Slovenia   Date: Tuesday, April 5   14:00-16:00 Place: University of Tsukuba Humanities and Social Sciences Building 1C Conference Room 303 Lecturers: ・Prof. Dr. Branka Kalenić-Ramšak, provost of Facu...
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Report: The 2nd Humanities and Social Sciences Research Development & Promotion Forum

On March 17, the 2nd Field of Humanities and social sciences Research Development & Promotion Forum held at Tsukuba International Congress Center and it turned out to be a great success! Sponsor: Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences (ICR) Cosponsor: University of Tsukuba URA, Kyoto University URA (KURA), Osaka University URA, Waseda University URA   This forum intended for researchers related to Humanities and social sciences researches, URA and administrat...
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“Proteomics Analysis of Collagen in the Unearthed Human Bones and Protein Agglutination Materials Used in Cultural Heritage Paintings” (Date: March 29)

On Tuesday March 29, “Proteomics Analysis of Collagen in the Unearthed Human Bones and Protein Agglutination Materials Used in Cultural Heritage Paintings” by Research Center for West Asian Civilization will be held at University of Tsukuba.  It is a workshop held by planned research group 13 (representative: Yoko Taniguchi),which is researching on protein and cultural heritage paintings.  Participation fee is not needed but advanced registration is required.  Please feel free to join!  Date: M...
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Call for papers: TIPA No. 32, 2016

Dr. Tsuyoshi Kida, associate professor at the ICR Language and Communication Science Laboratory (LCSL), is now editing a special edition of a French academic journal called  TIPA (Travaux interdisciplinaires sur la parole et le langage) as one of the two guest editors from Tsukuba University. The thematic concept for volume 32 of TIPA proposes to focus on the relations between discourse and conflict. Please see the following webpages for details including submission guidelines. English: https...
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2nd Humanity and Social Science Research Development & Promotion Forum 【Date: Thursday, March 17】

On March 17,  2nd Field of Humanity and Social Science Research Development & Promotion Forum will be held at Tsukuba International Congress Center.  This forum aim for researchers related to humanity and social science researches, URA and clerical staffs to discuss and act together to search the better way to develop promote their researches. We are looking forward for your participation! (more…)
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The 22nd ICR Seminar 【Date: Monday, January 25, 2016】

On Monday, January 25, we will be holding the 22nd ICR Seminar at Humanity and Social Science Building at University of Tsukuba. Assistant Professor Osamu Maeda will be giving a lecture on “Strategies of Writing Joint-Papers with Researchers Overseas”. No entry fee or pre-registration is needed, so please feel free to join us! (more…)
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“The World University Ranking” 2nd Study Meeting

World University Ranking Study Meeting will be held at Humanity and Social Science Building A101 at University of Tsukuba on January 13 (Wed) 2016. We will invite Ms. Kakita from Elsevier Japan which provides data to “QS World University Ranking” and “THE World University Ranking”. We are planning to have a study meeting with her. Looking forward for your participation! (more…)
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The 21st ICR Seminar

The 21st ICR seminar will be held at Humanity and Social Science Building at University of Tsukuba on December 12 (Sat).  We will invite Professor Masayuki Sato from Taiwan University to have a lecture on   "East Asia Ethics and Philosophy".  No entry fee or pre-registration is needed, so please feel free to join us! (more…)
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“The World University Ranking” Study Meeting

World University Ranking Study Meeting will be held at Humanity and Social Science Building A101 at University of Tsukuba on December 2 (Wed) 2015. We will introduce outline of some main university rankings and “THE World University Ranking” which was recently announced. We are looking forward for your participation! (more…)
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ICR Supporting Workshop (Sponsor: Research Center for West Asian Civilization) 【Date:Sunday, March 3】

On March 3, there will be a ICR supporting workshop co-sponsored by Research Center for West Asian Civilization and Ancient Orient Museum. The theme is “Politics and Religion of West Asian History ~ The Medieval Islamic World and the Jewish World”.  Please feel free to join! (more…)
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ICR Symposium

ICR Symposium is going to be held at next week.   Symposium title: Philosophy across Cultures Time: Thursday, March 5th, 2015   14:00 – 18:00                Friday, March 6th, 2015     9:00 – 13:00 Location: Room A101, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (Jinshatō) (more…)
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ICR sponsored symposium: “Japan and the World after 3.11”

On September 28th, an ICR sponsored symposium “Japan and the World after 3.11”, which is one of the events held in “Tsukuba Global Science Week 2014”, will be held at University of Tsukuba, which aims to discuss Japan’s order after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Office of Public Relations at University of Tsukuba plans to make a following press release within days. (more…)
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Report: Facilitating the Study of West Asian Civilization

An international conference organized by Research Center for West Asian Civilization took place on June 28th-29th in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The conference was granted by "Ancient West Asian Civilization as the Foundation of All Modern Civilizations" (PI: Prof. Akira Tsuneki at University of Tsukuba), which were in the field of archaeology and so on. (more…)
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An ICR Supported international symposium “Aging problem in Japan, China and Korea” (July 3)

An ICR supported symposium, which  aims to discuss aging problem in rural area of Japan, China and Korea, will be held on July 3 at University of Tsukuba. We will invite researchers from Fukushima University and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, so please feel free to join us! (more…)
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Information for Researchers

ICR brochure can be downloaded from here (PDF, 1.7MB).   [wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third"]ICR provides research support such as “The World University Ranking Study Meetings” and “Winning Grant Proposal Seminars” especially for researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]  Research Support Program (“The World University Ranking Study Meetings” and “Wi...
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Information for Visitors

ICR brochure can be downloaded from here (PDF, 1.7MB).   [wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third"] We set up open seminars and conferences lectured by outstanding researchers to promote international collaborative researches and encourage knowledge dissemination. [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]  News/ Event ICR Seminar Related LinkResearch Center for West Asian CivilizationCenter for International, Comp...
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Information for Media

Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social SciencesCooperative Research Building A406 University of Tsukuba 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPANZip: 305-8571 Tel: 029-853- 4185, 6406, 6289Fax: 029-853-7454E-mail: office@icrhs.tsukuba.ac.jpICR brochure can be downloaded from here (PDF, 1.7MB).   [wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third"] ICR includes, three existing research centers: Center for International, Compar...
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