The War Crimes Documentation Initiative (WCDI) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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April 28, 2021
Hawaii, United States
Subject Fields: 
Library and Information Science, Japanese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Educational Technology, Asian History / Studies

The War Crimes Documentation Initiative (WCDI) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Panelists:  Yuma Totani (Professor of History), Theodore Kwok (Geospatial Librarian), Mahany Lindquist (GIS Coordinator), and David Gustavsen (Humanities Librarian)

Wed., April 28, 2021; 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (HST)

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The War Crimes Documentation Initiative (WCDI) is a digital humanities laboratory led by a team of historians, librarians, and GIS specialists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa since the spring of 2019.  WCDI seeks to experiment, develop, and make available to a broad audience innovative digital resources that help promote the teaching and research of World War II-era war crimes committed by the Japanese in the Asia-Pacific region (1931-1945).  WCDI uses geographic information systems (GIS) and graph analysis to document, across space and time, the nexus between Japanese military operations, government and military power structures, and the patterns of war crimes.  WCDI's objective is to make available to students and scholars across the globe digital tools that empower users to discover, analyze, and assess the Japanese conduct of war and military occupation, and find answers to a number of questions on accountability that remain unresolved to this day.  In this seminar, the WCDI team introduces its digital resources to the UH CJS community.

Webinar sponsored by the UHM Center for Japanese Studies, Department of History, and Library. 

Contact Info: 

Gay Satsuma, Associate Director, Center for Japanese Studies, UHM

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