Online Event by the Public History Study Group of Japan, March 29, 14:00 (JST)~

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March 29, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Digital Humanities, Japanese History / Studies, Public History


Online Event by the Public History Study Group of Japan

“The Present and the Future of Public History”

March 29 (Monday), 14:00-19:00 JST


Two years have passed since the Public History Study Group of Japan was founded in March 2019. Although Covid-19 led to the cancellation of our first anniversary meeting in March 2020, we have subsequently continued our activities online. To commemorate the second anniversary of the Public History Study Group, we are pleased to welcome Serge Noiret who has played a central role in the internationalization of public history and is now working on the topic of digital public history. Our event will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Noiret and a discussion panel on the current state of public history and its future possibilities. The event will take place on Zoom and YouTube; to register, please email us at: We will send you a URL by the day of the event. Part 1 (panel discussion) will be in Japanese and Part 2 (Prof. Noiret’s lecture) will be in English, with Japanese translation. We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in public history.


Part 1 (14:00-16:00 JST/7:00-9:00 ECT; in Japanese): Panel discussion “The Possibilities Opening Up Before Us”



  • Ikejiri Ryohei (on artificial intelligence)
  • Ito Mamiko (museums and exhibitions)
  • Komori Masaki (museums and monuments)
  • Komaki Sachiyo (amusement parks and theme parks)
  • Suzuki Hirohito (film and television)
  • Tokuhara Takuya (education)
  • Higashi Yumiko (mythology and thought)
  • Yamaguchi Yoko (tourism)
  • Watanabe Kenichiro (manga)

Moderator: Okamoto Michihiro


Commentators: Narita Ryuichi and Motohashi Tetsuya


Part 2 (17:00-19:00 JST/10:00-12:00 ECT; in English with Japanese translation): Keynote lecture “Upon the Publication of Handbook Digital Public History


Speaker: Serge Noiret (European University Institute), former president of the International Federation for Public History


Moderators: Ishino Yuko (Kokushikan Univ.) and Fukushima Yukihiro (The Univ. of Tokyo)


Commentators: Kikuchi Nobuhiko (Kansai Univ.), Kokaze Naoki (Chiba Univ.), and Yanagihara Nobuhiro (Tokyo Women’s Univ.)


Contact Info: 

Hiraku SHIMODA (Waseda University) - The Public History Study Group of Japan