I’m sorry that I cannot be in attendance for Dr. Hans Dieter Ölschleger’s talk, “Ainu Collections in European Museums” taking place at Hokkaido University on October 9th. I cite an essay by Dr. Ölschleger on John Batchelor’s contributions to Ainu ethnography in one of my chapters, and his scholarship is quite interesting. For those that can attend, here is the information. The lecture will be in German with simultaneous Japanese translation. Admission is free and no reservation is required.
October 9th, 2014 (Thursday), 6:30-8:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building [北海道大学人文・社会科学総合教育研究棟] (W Bldg), 2nd Floor, Room 202
Address: Sapporo-shi, Kita-ku, Kita 10, Nishi 7 chome, on the grounds of Hokkaido University
Content: In the 1980s, a large-scale study was carried out regarding the whereabouts of Ainu collections across Western Europe by a research team at the University of Bonn, Germany. The results of this research are continuing to contribute to exhibitions and research of foreign Ainu archival materials. Ölschleger, as a key member of this research team, will discuss his experiences and the Ainu collections in Western Europe focusing on Germany.
Japanese announcement: click here