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26 Jun 2017 JSPS Programme Information Event at Newcastle University


Time and Date of Event: 10:30 -12:45, Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Venue: Bamburgh Room, Ground Floor, King's Road Centre


JSPS Programme Information Event at Durham University


Time and Date of Event: 14:30 -15:40, Tuesday 27th June, 2017

Venue: CG218, Chemistry Building


09 Jun 2017 23 JUNE/ UCL-IRDR Seminar 2017 Disaster in Japan: 2011 - The Latest Research

UCL-IRDR Seminar 2017

Disaster in Japan

2011 - The Latest Research



This event shows the Keynote talk, the latest Japan Disaster research and panel discussion to share knowledge each other. We welcome researchers, practitioners, NGOs, city professionals and the interested public to this international event. Admission is Free.

Date & Time: Friday, 23 June / 09:00am Registration starts. 

Venue: Roberts Building 106, University College London (Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT)


Timetable (subject to change):

09:00-09:30 - Registration

09:30-09:45 - Welcome from the IRDR Director, Prof. Peter Sammonds

09:45-10:15 - Keynote talk by Professor Virginia Murray:

"Science for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction"

10:15-11:30 - Panel Discussion   2011 EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE


Prof. Tiziana Rossetto (Engineering, UCL) Prof. Osamu MURAO (Tohoku University) Prof. Shigeo TATSUKI (Doshisha University) Dr. Naoya SEKIYA (The University of Tokyo)

11:30-12:00 - Coffee break



Prof. Peter Sammonds(IRDR, UCL)

Dr. Hideyuki SHIROSHITA (Kansai University) Dr. Namiko MINAI (Japan Woman’s University) Dr. Shohei BENIYA (University of Hyogo) Chair person:

  Prof. David Alexander, UCL

  Prof. Kenji Koshiyama, Kansai University



Dr Kenji Koshiyama (k.koshiyama@ucl.ac.uk)

The flyer is available here (PDF).

This symposium is supported by JSPS.

05 Jun 2017 22 JULY/ Outreach Symposium & Concert: 'Medicine, Music, Melancholy and Madness: from Cause to Cure?'

Outreach Symposium & Concert:

'Medicine, Music, Melancholy and Madness: from Cause to Cure?'


This one-day outreach event provides an opportunity to reflect on the insights from different disciplines on the causes and cures of mental illness as seen through medicine and various art forms in early modern Europe. The day consists of talks and a concert of illustrative music. Open to all and admission free.

  • Saturday 22 July.
  • Talks (10:00-17:30 (Registration: 9:30-)) at The Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • Concert (12:30-13:15) in the Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London.

The Speakers

Dr Jonathan Andrews (History of Psychiatry, New Castle University) 

Dr Naomi Barker (Historical Musicology, Open University) 

Dr Penelope Gouk (Early Modern Intellectual Culture, University of Manchester) 

Dr Angus Gowland (Intellectual History, University College London)

Dr Naomi Matsumoto (Historical Musicology, Goldsmiths) 

Dr Tessa Storey (Early Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London) 

Prof Akihito Suzuki (History of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo)

The Concert

by Emily Atkinson (Soprano); Francesco Giusti (Countertenor); Asako Ogawa (harpsichord), and Nikolay Ginov (Viola da Gamba). The programme includes: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583- 1643), Capriccio III 'Sopra il cucho'; Marin Marais (1656-1728), Tableau de l'Opération de la Taille; and Henry Purcell (1659-1695) 'Bess of Bedlam', 'From rosy bow'rs'. 


Dr Naomi Matsumoto (n.matsumoto@gold.ac.uk)


Dr Naomi Matsumoto trained as a signer at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music (Japan), Liceo Musicale di G.B. Viotti (Italy) and Trinity College of Music, London. Specialising in Baroque music, she sang in various concerts and opera productions during the 1990s. She then commenced her studies in historical musicology. She was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2005 for her thesis 'The Operatic Mad Scene: Its Origins and Development up to c. 1700'. She has received several awards including the British Federation of Woman Graduates National Award, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation British Award, and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Award. Currently, she is a lecturer in music at the Music Department, Goldsmiths and is working on Italian opera in the 17th and 19th centuries.


For more Infomation

The flyer is available here (PDF).

This symposium is supported by JSPS.

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