SEMINAR & SIMPOSIUM

Date
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 16:00-18:00
Venue
University of Tsukuba, Laboratory of Advanced Research B-110
J-6 in the Map

Lecturer
Kimiyoshi MATSUMURA (Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology)
Title
「アナトリア古代史の諸問題:ビュクリュカレ遺跡発掘調査を通して」

Commentator
Hidetoshi TSUMOTO (The Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo)


*All welcome, no booking required. Lecture will be given in Japanese.



Special lecture organised by the Research Group 01: Subsistence Economy and Social Structures in Prehistoric West Asia

Date
Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 14:00-16:00
Venue
University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus. Room 119 (Map)

Lecturer
Prof. Yılmaz Selim ERDAL (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Title
「埋葬から読み解く社会 ーアナトリア新石器時代葬制研究の最前線ー」

エルダル教授が主任を務めるハジェテペ大学人類学教室には、チャヨニュ、キョルティック・テペ、アシュックル・ホユックなど、トルコの著名な新石器時代の遺跡から出土した人骨が多数収蔵され、日々研究が進められています。それはまさに「宝の山」といった趣ですが、今回の講演ではその宝の山から何が見つかったのか、埋葬方法や副葬品にも目を配りながら、アナトリア新石器時代の埋葬伝統から見えてくる社会についてお話しいただきます。


*Lecture will be given in Turkish with Japanese translation. No booking required.




計画研究01「西アジア先史時代における生業と社会構造」では、以下の要領で国際ワークショップを開催します。今回はトルコから3名の人類学者をお迎えし、国内の気鋭の研究者を交えて、「骨からわかること」と題して、食性、健康状態、人口構成など、多方面から新石器時代の人々の生活に迫ります。

Date
Fri, 15 Mar 2019, 13:30-18:00
Venue
University of Tsukuba, Laboratory of Advanced Research A-107
J-8 in the Map

Programme

13:30-13:40: Yutaka Miyake (University of Tsukuba)
Opening address
13:40-14:10: Yuko Miyauchi (University of Tsukuba)
Reconsidering the infant burials in prehistoric West Asia: Case study from Tappeh Sang-i Chakhmaq, Iran
14:10-14:40: Osamu Kondo (University of Tokyo)
Paleobiology of the Neolithic people from Hasankeyf Höyük
14:40-15:10: Ömür Dilek Erdal (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Population structure and health status of Aşıklı Höyük people
15:10-15:40: Coffee break
15:40-16:10: Yu Itahashi (University of Tokyo)
Change of the contributions of animal protein between hunter and herder in the Neolithic Anatolia
16:10-16:40: Kameray Özdemir (Hacettepe University)
From sedentary populations to centralized societies: Changing in dietary pattern in Anatolia
16:40-17:10: Yılmaz Selim Erdal (Hacettepe University)
Effect of agriculture on human skeleton: A bioarchaeological study in the Neolithic Anatolia

17:10-18:00: Discussion

18:00-: Reception

*Paperes will be given in English. No booking required.


"Chivalric Bands (Futuwwa/fityān) in Medieval Islamic Cities"

Special lecture organised by the Research Group 05: Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian "Islamic cities"

Date
Fri, 15 Mar 2019, start at 15:00
Venue
Kyoto University, Institute for Research in Humanities, Seminar Room 1 (no.38 on the map)

Lecturer
Dr. Deborah G. TOR (University of Notre Dame)
Title
"Chivalric Bands (Futuwwa/fityān) in Medieval Islamic Cities"


Dr. Tor is an Associate Professor of the Department of History, University of Notre Dame. She is specialized in the political, social, religious, and military history of the medieval Middle East and Central Asia, from the rise of Islam until the 13th century. Her publication include the books Violent Order: Religious Warfare, Chivalry, and the ‘Ayyār Phenomenon in the Medieval Islamic World (2007); The Abbasid and Carolingian Empires: Studies in Civilizational Formation (2017); Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World: Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation (2015 with A.C.S. Peacock). She also published numerous refereed articles and encyclopaedia entries in leading journals and reference works in the field.


*Lecture will be given in English. Admission free, no booking required.



Workshop by the Research Group 06: A planning study on the multilayered urban fabric in the Western Asia

Date
Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 13:00-16:00
Venue
University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus, Room 435 (Map)

Programme

1. 田中 英資(福岡女学院大学)
「『遺産』としての過去の痕跡とローカルな実践」

2. 村上 薫(アジア経済研究所)
「トルコ都市貧困層と権利概念の重層性:「住むことの権利」の考察に向けて」

3. 池田 昭光(東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所)
「内戦後ベイルートにおける宗派と空間」

4. 木村 周平(筑波大学)
「トルコ都市の災害とレジリエンスの人類学」

総合討論


*All talks will be given in Japanese.


"Religious Partisanship (taʻaṣṣub) in the Medieval Islamic City"

Special lecture organised by the Research Group 05: Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian "Islamic cities"

Date
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 15:00-17:00
Venue
The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Laws & Letters Building 2 (Hōbun ni-gou-kan) , Conference Room 3(No.31 on the MAP

Lecturer
Dr. Deborah G. TOR (University of Notre Dame)
Title
"Religious Partisanship (taʻaṣṣub) in the Medieval Islamic City"


Dr. Tor is an Associate Professor of the Department of History, University of Notre Dame. She is specialized in the political, social, religious, and military history of the medieval Middle East and Central Asia, from the rise of Islam until the 13th century. Her publication include the books Violent Order: Religious Warfare, Chivalry, and the ‘Ayyār Phenomenon in the Medieval Islamic World (2007); The Abbasid and Carolingian Empires: Studies in Civilizational Formation (2017); Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World: Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation (2015 with A.C.S. Peacock). She also published numerous refereed articles and encyclopaedia entries in leading journals and reference works in the field.


*Lecture will be given in English. Admission free, no booking required.


Workshop by the Research Group 04 The Mutual Development and Friction between Water, Soil and Cities in Ancient West Asia and the Origin of Urban Mines

Date
Tue, 5 Feb. 2019, Start at 14:00
Venue
University of Tsukuba, Project Research Building A 306

Speaker
Masanori KUROSAWA(Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
Title
「Tell el-Kerkh 2 Test Pit-Aの土器の特徴(中間報告)」


*Talk will be given in Japanese. All welcome.



Date
Sat, 2 Feb 2019, 14:00-17:00
Venue
Kyoto University, Center for Eurasian Cultural Studies (Haneda Memorial Hall)(Map

Lecture 1
Felix ARNOLD (German Archaeological Institute, Madrid)
“Madinat al-Zahra (Spain): a caliphal city of the 10th century”
(Chair: Naoko FUKAMI, Kokushikan University)


Lecture 2
Michele BERNARDINI (University of Naples "L'Orientale")
“Ghazni during the Qarawnas period, 1300-1370 ca”
(Chair: Tomoko MORIKAWA, Tokyo University)


*All welcome, no booking required.


Workshop by the Research Group 05 Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian “Islamic cities”

Date
Thu, 31 Jan. 2019, 16:30-18:30
Venue
The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus):
Conference Room 3, Faculty of Laws & Letters (Hōbun) Bldg. 2(No.31 on the MAP

Lecturer
Prof. Gökhan ÇETINSAYA (Istanbul Şehir University)
Title
"Ottoman rule in Iraq under Abdulhamid II"


*All welcome, no booking required


Special lecture organised by the Research Group 03: Urban Landscape and Structure in Ancient Egypt and Resrarch Group 05: Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian "Islamic cities"

Date
Thu, 31 Jan. 2019, 17:30-19:00
Venue
Kyoto University, Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall, Medium Conference Room, 3rd Floor

Lecturer
Dr. Felix Arnold
(Senior Research Fellow, German Archaeological Institute - Madrid Department)
Title
"A Garden in the Desert: Recent Excavations at the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, Egypt"


*Entry free, no booking required

Co-hosted by:
Kyoto University Interdisciplinary Unit for African Studies
Kyoto University Research Administration Office
JSPS Cairo Research Station
Kanazawa University Institute for Frontier Science Initiative


Workshop by the Research Group 05 Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian “Islamic cities”

Madinat al-Zahra was founded in 936 CE near Córdoba (Spain) as the capital of the Umayyad caliphate. Abandoned already in the early 11th century, the city is today one of the most important archaeological sites of the Islamic culture in the Western Mediterranean region and since 2018 a World Heritage site. The German Archaeological Institute and the Junta de Andalucía are currently conducting a joint five year project that focuses on the investigation of the so called Plaza de Armas. The 115 m wide and 150 m long plaza was located in front of the palace gate. In 2017 a great portico was documented which constituted the façade of the caliphal palace. This year, an administrative complex was discovered on the opposite side of the plaza, including a reception hall constructed on a platform. The hall appears to have been designed according to Abbasid prototypes and highlights the Abbasid influence on the architecture of Madinat al-Zahra. A large scale geomagnetic survey has furthermore revealed detailed information on the design of the palace garden. In the lecture, Felix Arnold will present the results of the recent excavations and present an overview of the development of Madinat al-Zahra over time.

Date
Wed, 30 Jan. 2019, 16:00-18:00
Venue
University of Tokyo, Institure for Advanced Studies on Asia, Conference Room 3(Map

Lecturer
Dr. Felix Arnold (Senior Research Fellow, German Archaeological Institute, Madrid)
Title
"Madinat al-Zahra (Córdoba, Spain): Recent discoveries in the caliphal city"


* All welcone, no booking required

The workshop is co-hosted by the Institure for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo


International Workshop by the Research Group 05 Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian “Islamic cities”
Date
Tue, 29 Jan. 2019, 10:00-17:30
Venue
The University of Tokyo: Conference Room, Faculty of Laws & Letters (Hōbun) Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus (No.31 on the MAP)

Programme
Opening Remarks: Tomoko MORIKAWA (The University of Tokyo)
Chair: Nobutaka NAKAMACHI (Konan University)
1. Yasuyoshi OKADA (Kokushikan University)
"Ctesiphon - Its architectural performance in the context of the Sassanian capital"
2. Naoko FUKAMI (JSPS Research Station, Cairo)
"Re-thinking the round fortified city of Baghdad from the urban history of West Asia"
Chair: Minoru INABA (Kyoto University)
3. Michele BERNARDINI (University of Naples "L'Orientale")
"Baghdad and Tabriz: Two capitals for one kingdom"
4. Gökhan ÇETINSAYA (Istanbul Şehir University)
"The notables of Baghdad in the late Ottoman rule"
Discussants
Felix ARNOLD (German Archeological Institute, Madrid)
Akihiko YAMAGUCHI (University of the Sacred Heart)


* All welcome, no booking required.
* Reception will be held at 18:00-20:00 in Sanjo-Kaikan (in Hongo Campus). Please book in advance by emailing Morikawa at: tomomo[at]l.u-tokyo.ac.jp ([at] to be replaced by @).



International Workshop by the Research Group 02 Urban landscape and functions of ancient West Asia
Date
Fri, 25 Jan. 2019, 13:00-17:30
Venue
University of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus. Room 121 (Map)

Programme
13:00-13:15 Opening address:
Shigeo Yamada (University of Tsukuba)
"Topographical Terminology in Cuneiform Texts"
13:15-14:00 Lecture:
Jason Ur (Harvard University)
"The Archaeological Landscape of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Current Results and Future Prospects"

14:00-14:30 Discussion

14:50-15:25 Presentation 1:
Shin‘ichi Nishiyama (Chubu University)
"Archaeology of Assyrian Landscape in the Shahrizor Plain, Slemani"
15:25-16:00 Presentation 2:
Nobuya Watanabe (Chubu University)
"Considerations for the Spatial-Context of the Archaeological Sites: Utilization of Multi-Scale Remotely Sensed Data"
16:00-16:35 Presentation 3:
Akira Tsuneki (University of Tsukuba)
"Neolithization and the Landscape in the Chamchamal Area, Slemani"

16:50-17:30 Discussion

18:00 Reception


*All welcome, no booking required.


Workshop by the Research Group 06 A planning study on the multilayered urban fabric in the Western Asia

Date
Wed, 23 Jan. 2019, Start at 13:00
Venue
University of Tsukuba, Cooperative Research Building A 501 (K-7 in the Map)

Speaker
Yoko TANIGUCHI(Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
Title
「西アジアの文化遺産をまもる・壁画のテクノロジーの分析を通じて」


*Talk will be given in Japanese. All welcome.



コーカサス地方の国、アルメニアより研究者をお迎えし、計画研究01第2回研究会(講演会)を開催いたします。アルメニアでは近年、考古学的調査が大きく進展し、新石器時代に農耕が拡散していく状況や、銅石器時代・青銅器時代にも西アジアと文化的に深い関係にあったことが明らかになっています。今回は、そうした最新の研究成果をもとに、アルメニアにおける都市化の過程についてご講演いただきます。

Date
Sun, 9 Dec. 2018, Start at 14:30
Venue
University of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus. Room 121 (map)

Lecturer
Artur Petrosyan(Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Armenia)
Title
「アルメニアにおける都市的生活の始まり-村落から都市への変遷-」
Language
Armenian (with Japanese translation)


*All welcome, no booking required
 

Workshop by the Research Group 01 Subsistence Economy and Social Structures in Prehistoric West Asia

Date
Saturday, 10 Nov. 2018, Start at 13:30-17:00
Venue
Seminar Room 651, Tokyo-Myogadani Campus of University of Tsukuba

Programme
13:30-14:30
Yutaka Miyake (University of Tsukuba) 「西アジア先史時代における貝製装身具」

14:30-15:30
Makoto Arimura (Tokai University) 「PPNB式対向剥離石刃製作技術のもつ意味を考える-その始まりと終わりに注目して-」


Lecture by the Research Group 02 Urban landscape and functions of ancient West Asia

Date
Friday, 19 Oct. 2018 16:45-18:00
Venue
Laboratory of Advanced Research B108, University of Tsukuba

Lecturer
Saki Kikuchi (PhD candidate, Heidelberg University)
Title
古代メソポタミアにおける暦注

* Lecture will be given in Japanese. All welcome, no booking required.


 

Workshop by the Research Group 05 Historical research on the urban structure of West Asian “Islamic cities”

Date
Friday, 19 Oct. 2018 16:00-18:30
Venue
Houbun Nigou-kan, University of Tokyo

Lecturer
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Soliman
(Director General of the Archaeological Affairs Old Cairo and el-Fustat, Ministry of Antiquities)
Title
"Reconstructing the Islamic Water System in Alexandria during the Medieval Period"

* All welcome, no booking required.


Date
Sunday, 07 Oct. 2018 13:00-17:00
Venue
Houbun Nigou-kan, University of Tokyo

趣旨説明:守川 知子(東京大学)・松原康介(筑波大学)
1.谷口 淳一(京都女子大学)
「イスラーム宗教施設からみる前近代アレッポの都市構造
─アイユーブ朝期とマムルーク朝期の比較」
2.黒木 英充(東京外国語大学)
「オスマン後期・騒乱頻発期のアレッポの都市構造と都市民」(仮)
3.松原 康介(筑波大学)
「シリア都市計画史の論点」
総合討論

* All lectures will be given in Japanese.



Date
Tuesday, 31 Jul. 2018, 16:30-18:00
Venue
Research Project Building 306, University of Tsukuba
Speaker
Masaki Eda(Hokaido University Museum)
Title
"Bird remains from Hasankeyf Hoyuk, Turkey"

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