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Presentation at Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Time flies not when you are having fun, but when midterm season is approaching! In light of exam craziness, I’m quite excited to be giving a lightning paper next week at the Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University. While I have been pretty involved in digital humanities since I was a graduate student,…

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Crisis Logic & the Reader: Election Reflection

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The past two weeks have been a challenge as a professor, as a mentor, as a sister, and as a friend. Although I speak from my own personal experience, I know that the election has stirred up a range of emotions in our community–from hope to fear to anger to anxiety. I am listening to…

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Sustainability Weeks?

Hokkaido University is just wrapping up Sustainability Weeks (サステナビリティ・ウィーク), which sponsors events and lectures over the course of several months dedicated to the theme of “sustainability” in society and in the academy. The official description from the website reads: Sustainability Weeks (SW) is a campaign hosted by Hokkaido University with the aim of promoting research…

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Lessons from the Native American Art Show

It is really fascinating to learn about one’s own country in a foreign country… Or at least that was my experience at yesterday’s アイヌ・アートが担う新たな役割―米国先住民アートショーに学ぶ Symposium (“Promotion and Communication of Ainu Arts and Culture: Learning from the Native American Art Shows in the U.S. Southwest”). In the true spirit of multicultural collaboration, the goal was to…

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Already Winter

As obvious by my silence, my sincere intent to update my blog semi-regularly has definitely been met with complete and utter failure! It is already winter here in Hokkaido, and when looking back at my photos from fall, it makes me wonder what is hiding under all of this snow! Research has been plodding along,…

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Encounters and Experimentation

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Isamu Noguchi/Qi Baishi: And Other Inspiring Encounters In and Beyond Modern Asian Art Symposium at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and congratulations to curator Natsu Oyobe and the staff at the UMMA for an amazing exhibition! It was a real honor to be…

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Isamu Noguchi/Qi Baishi: And Other Inspiring Encounters In and Beyond Modern Asian Art

I have the privilege of presenting “Untangling a “Hairy” Encounter: Making Sense of Ainu Representation at the World’s Fair” at a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930. Very excited to think through these different “encounters.” Schedule after the cut! Saturday, May 18, 9 AM – 5:00 PM Helmut…

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