Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
This conference aims to explore the relationships between institutions, polities and individuals in premodern Japan (antiquity to 1868). With the theme of “networks and negotiations” in mind, we aim to expand our understanding of the construction and maintenance of complex connections between and within diverse groups and how they shaped the premodern history of Japan. Featuring graduate student research from a variety of disciplines and universities, panel topics include women’s networks, politics and the divine, and foreign relations.
We are delighted to have Kären Wigen, Professor of History at Stanford University, as our keynote speaker. A specialist of early modern Japanese history and cartography, Professor Wigen will speak on the subject of Tokugawa era maps and their making.