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Course Introduction

Cultural Resources Studies Course

While cultural resources were previously studied individually in such various fields as art history, cultural studies, philology, literature, anthropology and historical archaeology, this course analyzes them as a whole in consideration of their correlation. A large amount of fragmented information on cultural resources is obtained directly from the source material in an exhaustive and objective way and synthesized through digitization, mathematical and data science methods.

Faculty Members

FUKUDA Tomoko

FUKUDA Tomoko

Professor

Research Field
Japanese literature

Research Topic
Research on manuscripts of Japanese classical literature and their expressions

I study the expressions in kana literature in the Heian period such as waka and narratives. My literary research is based on accurately compiled differences between various versions and empirical data aggregated from a philological standpoint. I teach students specific methods necessary for logical inquiry into the nature of the literary work.

SUKIGARA Toshio

SUKIGARA Toshio

Professor

Research Field
Japanese archaeology, cultural history

Research Topic
Archaeological study of medieval societies, method of historical research by computerization of non-textual resources

In response to the issues raised by Yoshihiko Amino and Susumu Ishii on the study of medieval cities, I study the dynamics of medieval society from the viewpoint of regionality and spatial structure and through the reconstruction of historic landscape synthesizing a variety of non-textual information such as historic ruins, geography and paintings. I also study the universal method of historical research using computerized non-textual resources.

YANO Tamaki

YANO Tamaki

Professor

Research Field
cultural phylogenetics, mathematical philology, traditional cultures

Research Topic
Reconstructing the past, genealogy of manuscripts, fragrance, tea and flowers, brain waves and music

As bio-phylogenetics reconstructs history with the “ancestor-descendant” relationship, a phylogenetic point of view is necessary in the context of culture and language in order to reconstruct the past. For non-superficial, deep understanding of cultural phenomena, one must have a mathematical viewpoint and experience the actual culture. I teach how to analyze brain waves and music based on data analyses.

TSUMURA Hiroomi

TSUMURA Hiroomi

Associate Professor

Research Field
spatio-temporal informatics, anthropology

Research Topic
Ethnological and historical survey and study of human cultural heritage

Human activities consist of coordinates on the temporal and spatial axis, and each phenomenon there is normalized by the thematic axis called behavior. I provide students with the skill to computerize various human behaviors from a phenomenological viewpoint, and the methodology to evaluate the phase of spatio-temporal connection and interpret human behavior.

KAWASE Akihiro

KAWASE Akihiro

Assistant Professor

Research Field
digital humanities, statistical science

Research Topic
Digital humanities: utilizing computing in the pursuit of humanities research

I aim to empirically clarify the structures by which musical phenomena spreads and changes from a quantitative viewpoint. In concrete, developing technology that supports discoveries and analogies about the characteristics and effect relationships hidden in culture, and creating structures that allow us to understand phenomena that are behind the data. The knowledge and methodologies I provide to carry out each project are not limited to music or classics: they are highly versatile and can be applied to other fields, such as fine arts, iconography, social sciences and geopolitics.

NAKAYASU Mari

NAKAYASU Mari

Assistant Professor

Research Field
East Asian art, Buddhist art, Iconography of music

Research Topic
Research on the art of Japanese Shinto-Buddhist syncretism

My main interest lies in understanding religion of the people in the past and how they expressed their belief through the art. My current work focus on the art of Shinto-Buddhist syncretism, especially in Koyasan area, known as the center of Japanese Shingon esoteric Buddhism. I am also interested in ancient East Asian musical instruments. We lost some of them, but the images remained in the arts such as Buddhist sculptures and paintings, and they give us useful hints to solve the mysteries of ancient times.

Yanagisawa Eisuke

YANAGISAWA Eisuke

Assistant Professor

Research Field
musical anthropology, visual anthropology

Research Topic
Research on the gong culture in the Central Highlands of Vietnam using audiovisual media

My research interests focus on the application of acoustic and visual information to area studies. I conduct field research on the gong culture of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. I study how they make, distribute, tune and play gongs associated with the social, cultural and spiritual context. I use audiovisual media to collect, analyze ethnographic materials in the field and edit them into audiovisual works such as field recordings and ethnographic films.

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