HeKKSaGOn Spring School 2018 in Kyoto: Integrating Transcultural Studies in HeKKSaGOn

In conjunction with the establishment new joint degree master programme in Transcultural Studies, the Graduate School of Letters of Kyoto University invites students from the six HeKKSaGOn institutions to participate in a spring school for advanced MA students and doctoral candidates. The spring school seeks offers students the opportunity to engage the perspective of transculturality by studying with experts who have established this field of inquiry.


Event Information

Program: April 15April 21, 2018
Venue: Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
Costs: Costs such as flights, meals and field work is at participants’ own expense.
Accommodation: The accommodation is provided by Kyoto University.
Eligibility: Master’s students and Ph.D. students of HeKKSaGOn Universities
We also welcome applicants from other universities within Japan.
Application Deadline: December 20, 2017


Preliminary Program (TBC)

April 15 (Sun) Relocation from Osaka to Kyoto; Program briefing at Hotel
April 16 (Mon) Welcome, Introductory Lecture, Reception
April 17 (Tue) Theoretical Lectures, Group Workshops
April 18 (Wed) Group Field Research
April 19 (Thu) Field Research Wrap-up, Application of transcultural theories
April 20 (Fri) Group Presentations, Discussion
April 21 (Sat) School Wrap-up and Closing Ceremony

Field Research may include Buraku historical feudal outcast community and its development, and establishment of modern Kyoto including the historical legacies of its darker side.

Call for Applications   Application Form