Apr 25, 2019
Newspaper Article about Entomologist Nawa Yasushi 名和靖
- 13:30 to 15:00
- Reading Group
- Dept. III
- Kerstin Pannhorst
The text for this meeting will be introduced by Kerstin Pannhorst, who is currently a Predoctoral Fellow in Department III. Together we will read a 1908 Japanese newspaper article which provides a summary of a lecture given by the entomologist Nawa Yasushi 名和靖 (1857-1926), under the title “Kōgei to konchū” 工藝と昆虫 (Decorative arts and insects). Nawa is known for having produced decorative arts using real butterflies and in this lecture discusses the relationship between the nation, art, and nature. The article appeared in the Shizuoka minyū shimbun 静岡民友新聞, a local newspaper in Shizuoka, in July 1908. The text is written in Japanese.
MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Contact and Registration
Everyone is welcome to attend, and no language background is necessary. No prior preparation is required to attend the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
If would like to attend, please write to Masato Hasegawa (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, May 24. An electronic copy of the text will be made available prior to the meeting.
About This Series
The Primary Source Reading Group is an informal conversation group where everyone is invited to share their research via primary sources, both textual and visual. Together we read, translate, and discuss selected primary sources. We address translation and methodological questions as well as challenges concerning transition from evidence to argument, and from argument to evidence. It is my hope that such conversations will help facilitate our research without creating additional work and that we can share and make visible what we normally do “behind the scenes.”