November 6, 2010
The workshop on November 6 will engage scholars of art history and other disciplines to discuss the significance of the 1970 Osaka Expo. The workshop will explore ways of historicizing this event and will promote exchanges between scholars who make use of markedly different methodologies and perspectives. Each speaker will present a 20-25 minute talk (with images) regarding a specific dimension of the Expo, which will be followed by a 25-30 minute group discussion. The format and setting are intended to facilitate a workshop-like atmosphere and genuine group discussion, with as much multilateral (as opposed to bilateral) exchange as possible. The papers will mostly be in English, although the discussion sessions may include Japanese at times.
The Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University; the Rockefeller Fund for East Asian Art, Harvard University; and the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.