Workshop: History, Historians, and Public Issues (Day 2)


Thursday, December 17, 2015, 2:30pm to 5:15pm


G-SEC Lab, 6th Floor, East Research Building,Mita Campus, Keio University

The First Workshop: History, Historians, and Public Issues

DAY 2 Workshop: "Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan"

Opening Remarks

  • Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University

The Origins of the Open Letter

  • Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Relevant Contacts between U.S. and Japanese Historians

  • Timothy George, Professor of History, University of Rhode Island
  • Franziska Seraphim, Associate Professor of Japanese History, Boston College

Japanese Commentary on the Open Letter

  • Mari Miura, Professor of Politics, Sophia University
  • Yoshihida Soeya, Professor of Law, Keio University

Students’ Perspectives 

Open Discussion

Closing Remarks

  • Keigo Komamura, Professor of Law, Keio University

*Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Law, Keio University and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University