We are pleased to invite you to attend the international conference
"Hokusai in Context"
that will take place on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), Saargemünder Str. 2, 14195 Berlin.
The conference is hosted by the Department of East Asian Art History of Freie Universität Berlin, the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), the Japan Foundation Tōkyō, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin.
Accompanying the comprehensive retrospective exhibition on the eminent Japanese artist HOKUSAI Katsushika (1760-1849) that will take place from August 26th to October 24th 2011 at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, the conference will bring together prominent scholars on the art of Hokusai as well as leading experts on the art of the Edo period.
Participating scholars include Matthi Forrer (Leiden University ), John Carpenter (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Shimizu Yoshiaki (Princeton University), Inaga Shigemi (Nichibunken, Kyōto), Naitō Masato (Keiō University, Tokyo), Franziska Ehmcke (University of Cologne), Ewa Machotka (Leiden University ), Noriko Brandl (University of Vienna), Evgeny Steiner (SOAS, London), and Christine Guth (Royal College of Art, London).
The conference aims at the general public as well as specialists of the field. The conference language will be English. There will be no charge for audience participation, but online registration is requisite. Within the course of the conference a guided tour through the exhibition “Hokusai” is provided.
For registration, please use the registration form on the homepage of the Japanese-German Center Berlin (http://www.jdzb.de). Please send it back to the indicated address no later than September 30th 2011. The tentative conference program is available on the website as well.
Contacts for further inquiries:
Antje Papist-Matsuo, East Asian Art History of Free University Berlin, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Akiko Kawauchi, Japanese-German Center Berlin, Email: email@example.com
Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: ++49-30-838 53868 (Sekretariat)
Fax: ++49-30-838 53810
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