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Borders, Heritage and Memory

法学研究院政治学部門
Edward Boyle 助教

The project will emphasize heritage sites as spaces for reconciliation, and ask how the memories with which such sites are associated could be placed in agonistic engagement, rather than antagonistic opposition, with one another. This will be considered in terms of the three processes that constitute the focus of the larger project, heritage as tools of (1) national identity, (2) international influence, and (3) local revitalization. The workshop will bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars to reflect on such issues.

Dokdo
Dokdo
Model of the Dokdo Islands, known as Takeshima and also claimed by Japan, at the Dokdo Museum in central Seoul, Republic of Korea. This museum is an early representative of the trend for representing marginal spaces of the nation as symbolic repositories for national identity in state capitals. The opening of the National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty in Tokyo in 2017, and its relocation and expansion in 2020, reflects the same process.

Upopoi
Upopoi
The reincorporation of an existing Ainu museum at Shiraoi in Hokkaido into ‘Upopoi’, or the Symbolic Space of Ethnic Harmony, shows the impact of transnational patterns of heritage making on domestic issues. At the same time, a dispute over the role of this space in the eventual fate of Ainu remains held by Japanese universities shows that the meaning of such sites is open to contestation from those it purports to celebrate.

プロジェクトに関するURL

www.borderthinking.com

チームメンバー

Alexander Bukh, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington

共同実施機関

British Association of Japanese Studies
Asia New Zealand Foundation

主な関連論文

  1. “Borders of Memory: affirmation and contestation over Japan’s heritage”, Japan Forum 31.3 (2019), 293–312.
  2. 「パラオの戦跡-記憶化の視点から」、古川浩司(編)『知っておきたいパラオ:かつてのボーダーランズの記憶を旅する』札幌:北海道大学出版会 [近刊]

問い合わせ先

[Contact] Edward Boyle
[Telephone] 080-9143-0948
[E-mail] boyle★aw.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Please change the ★ in your email address to @.

イベント

Young Leaders’ Forum: Promoting Engagement on Heritage and Memory
-Asia Week Spin Off Event, Kyushu University Border Studies- NEW

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Date & Time November 5, 2020
Venue The event will consist of a series of joint online/onsite events

[概  要]
This Young Leader’s Forum is devoted to asking if sites of heritage can incorporate and promote diverse histories and memories. It will be hosted as part of Kyushu University’s Asia Week by Kyushu University Border Studies, in collaboration with the National University of Taiwan, Victoria University of Wellington, and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

The Forum will focus on contemporary issues of heritage and memory in the Asia Pacific, and will:

  • Explore the potential places for indigenous heritage within national identity;
  • Reflect on territorial disputes as open to contestation and amelioration as heritage;
  • Understand how heritage engagement impacts across scales, from local to global.

The Forum will be held online through Kyushu University Border Studies on 5th November 2020.

Graduate students interested in taking part in the Forum should send a short (around 500 word) statement of interest to the organizers at bordersofmemory@gmail.com by September 15.

[イベント資料] Call – Young Leaders Forum_Nov 5

[関連サイト] https://borderthinking.com

[問い合わせ先]
 [Contact Name] Edward Boyle
 [E-mail] bordersofmemory★gmail.com
 Please change the ★ in your email address to @.

Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific
-Asia Week Spin Off Event, Kyushu University Border Studies- NEW

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Date & Time November 6-7, 2020
Venue Online (Zoom)
Outline 概要はこちらからご覧ください
Full Programme プログラムはこちらからご覧ください
Registration November 6 (Day 1) こちらからご登録ください
November 7 (Day 2) こちらからご登録ください

[概  要]
 On 6-7 November 2020, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference
 devoted to the operation and conceptualization of contested memorial spaces.

 Across the two days, the conference features eight panels examining the temporality and territoriality
 of memory, explorations of official and marginalized memorials, new spaces of mnemonic performance,
 and national and transnational memorial networks. It will also host two plenary roundtables,
 discussing tangible and intangible heritage practices, and the affective power of territorial disputes.

 

[関連サイト] https://borderthinking.com

[問い合わせ先]
 [Contact Name] Edward Boyle
 [E-mail] boyle★law.kyushu-u.ac.jp
 Please change the ★ in your email address to @.

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