Reflecting Identities, Creating Selves: Cultural Flows 2024


This project examines the circulation of culture in the twentieth century through the lens of literature and the arts, broadly defined. Particular attention will be paid to aspects of “projection of the self” and “creation of the self”, highlighting the ways in which peoples travelling through Eurasia viewed each other. Ultimately, we aim to relate our findings to the goal of Global Area Studies, which is to elucidate the mechanisms of construction and transformation of the contemporary global order.

Date / Time Sat 18 May 2024 10:00–12:00, 2:00–4:00
Venue Room 306 (ILCAA) + Online meeting
Registration (Please register through the link below by May 16.)
Language English
Organizer NIHU Global Area Studies Program: The Global Mediterranean at ILCAA
Contact emi-gto★ (Emi GOTO)
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Session 1  (Closed session)
Chair: Nicholas Mangialardi, Williams College
10:00-10:20 On the Project (Emi Goto, TUFS)
10:20-11:20 Members’ introductions
11:20-12:00 Discussion
   < Lunch Break >
Session 2  (Open to the public. For details, please see here.)
2:00-4:00 Fumio Koizumi and the Cultural Politics of Music in Modern Egypt
(Nicholas Mangialardi, Williams College)