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2018


2017

A presentation in the 9th Word Congress of African Linguistics
(WOCAL9) was accepted! (Dec. 31, 2017)

See you in August 2018 in Rabat, Morocco!
[Website of the congress]

Call for papers for the open panels of the 18th World Congress of the IUAES
(International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)
(to be held in July 2018, Florianópolis, Brazil)
started! (deadline: February 28, 2018)
(uploaded on Dec. 25, 2017)
[Website of the 18th World Congress of the IUAES]
[The list of the open panels]
[Open panels "11. Children, Youth and Childhood"]
[Open panel "OP 009. African children and childhood:
Learning processes and re-creation of ecological and cultural environments"]

A lecture
"Les communautés sourdes et la langue des signes en Afrique francophone :
la recherche anthropologique et les méthodes sur le terrain" (in French)
was held in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium
(December 19, 2017)

[Poster] (PDF, in French)

A presentation
"Le genre et les rôles des enfants chez les Baka chasseurs-cueilleurs dans la forêt :
les jeux, les activités de subsistance et les rites" (in French)
in the "Workshop enfants et rites (I) : des sujets, des acteurs ou des objets ?"
that was held in the University of Liège, Belgium (December 18, 2017)

[Poster] (PDF, in French)

A presentation "L'apprentissage par les jeux :
les enfants dans la société de chasseurs-cueilleurs en Afrique Central (Cameroun)" (in French)
in the Workshop "Apprendre de l'enfance et de l'enfant : expériences de l'Afrique et de l'Asie"
that was held in IMAF, Paris (Dec. 15, 2017)
(sponsored by the Fondation France-Japon / Institut des Mondes Africains, EHESS).

[Poster of the workshop] (PDF, in French)

The open panel of the 18th World Congress of the IUAES
(International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)
"African children and childhood:
Learning processes and re-creation of ecological and cultural environments"
was accepted! (uploaded on Dec. 13, 2017)
See you in Florianópolis, Brazil in July 2018!
[Website of the 18th World Congress of the IUAES]

A public lecture "Les communautés sourdes et la langue des signes en Afrique francophone"
will be held in the University of Liège, Belgium
(event with sign language interpretation) (December 19, 2017)
[Poster] (PDF, in French)

"Workshop enfants et rites (I) : des sujets, des acteurs ou des objets ?"
will be held in the University of Liège, Belgium (December 18, 2017)
[Poster] (PDF, in French)

Workshop
"Apprendre de l'enfance et de l'enfant : expériences de l'Afrique et de l'Asie"
will be held on December 15, 2017 in IMAF, Paris
(sponsored by the Fondation France-Japon / Institut des Mondes Africains, EHESS).
[Poster of the workshop] (PDF, in French)

An article was published on the website of the France-Japan Foundation (FFJ)
of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
"Anthropological research on sign languages in French-speaking West and Central Africa"
In: Research notes

[Full text] (website, in English, uploaded on December 7, 2017)

A new book was published! [in Japanese]
Shimizu, Takao & Nobutaka Kamei eds. 2017.
Africa where children live: On the earth between the traditional cultures and the development.
Kyoto: Showado. [total: 304 pages] (Oct. 25, 2017)

[Webpage in Japanese]

A seminar for the graduate students of the master's course in the INS HEA (November 23, 2017, Suresnes)
"La diversité des langues des signes dans la francophonie :
les cas de l'Afrique Occidentale et Centrale" [In French]

[Webpage of the seminar] (in French)
[Website of the Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche
pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements adaptés (INS HEA)]

A seminar for the graduate students of the master's course in the EHESS (November 22, 2017, Paris)
"Etudes africaines au Japon et méthodes de terrain en anthropologie" [In French]

[Webpage of the seminar] (in French)

A presentation in the 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA)
"Institutions as the incubators of linguistic minority:
The history of Deaf education in Africa and the role of knowledge resources" [In English]
(Nov. 18, 2017, Chicago)

Participation in the 60th Annual Meeting
of the African Studies Association (ASA) (Nov. 16-18, 2017, Chicago)

Call for papers of the 8th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies:
Gesture and Diversity (uploaded on Nov. 6, 2017)
Organized by the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS)
(July 4-8, 2018, Southern Sun Cape Sun, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
- Including sign language themes
- The conference language is English and sign language interpreters will be available
- Abstracts submission deadline: November 30, 2017
[Website of the conference]

Affiliation of the latter half of the sabbatical year 2017-2018:
Visiting Researcher of the Centre for French-Japanese Advanced Studies in Paris (CEAFJP),
the France-Japan Foundation (FFJ) of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France
(Collaborative research with the France-Japan Foundation (FFJ) and the African Worlds Institute (IMAF))
(October 4, 2017-)
[Webpage of the EHESS "Nobutaka KAMEI"]

Moved from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire to Paris, France (October 4, 2017)

A new article for the journal of Japanese Association for Social Research was published!
(Sep. 30, 2017, in Japanese)
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2017. Practical use of visual expressions in fieldwork:
The achievements of social research trainings and issues in the near future.
In: Matsuo, Kojiro ed. Featured articles "Research and expressions: The strategies for communications."
Advances in social research 19: 23-34.

The last public lecture during my stay in the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny
was held with around 100 participants!
Sponsored by the Department of Language Sciences and the Institute of Applied Linguistics,
the Research and Training Unit of Languages, Literatures and Civilizations (UFR LLC)
"Le rôle des langues des signes et la recherche
pour l'intégration et le développement en Afrique de l'Ouest :
cas des pays francophones et anglophones" (in French)
(Sep. 29, 2017, Abidjan)

The lecture of the research report during my stay in Côte d'Ivoire for 6 months
was held with around 70 participants!
"Deux projets sur la situation de la Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) en Côte d'Ivoire :
les résultats de recherche en 2017" (In Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) and French)
(Sep. 28, 2017, Abidjan)

The new webpages opened: "Research themes" in English/French/Japanese (Aug. 31, 2017)

A lecture in the teacher training in Côte d'Ivoire
with more than 70 participants (teachers)
Nami Akiyama & Nobutaka Kamei
"La diversité des langues des signes dans le monde et en Afrique"
("The diversity of sign languages in the world and in Africa")
[In Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) and French]
(August 25, 2017, Abidjan)

A lecture in the Scientific Seminar
of the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS) (in English)
(August 17, 2017, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

The 18th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
"World (of) Encounters: The Past, Present and Future of Anthropological Knowledge"
hosted by the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA)
(July 16-20, 2018, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil)
The congress website opened.

The 20th International Congress of Linguists (ICL20)
"The Dynamics of Language"
hosted by the Permament International Committee of Linguists (CIPL),
the Linguistics Society of Southern Africa (LSSA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT)
(July 2-6, 2018, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
Abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2017

Plenary presentation of the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
with about 200 participants (August 1, 2017)

[Handout of the plenary presentation] (PDF, in English)

Selected as the speaker of the plenary presentation after the opening ceremony
on the first day of the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
(July 18, 2017)
[The program of the congress is available
on the facebook account of the West African Linguistic Society (WALS/SLAO)]

The next ECAS conference (ECAS8) will be held on June 12-14, 2019
in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK! (June 30, 2017)
[An announcemnt tweet by CAS Edinburgh]
[An announcement by Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)]

A presentation in the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7)
(June 30, 2017, University of Basel, Switzerland)

Participation in the 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7)
(June 29 - July 1, 2017, University of Basel, Switzerland)

The 12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XII)
Call for panels / papers
(July 23–27, 2018, the School of Social Sciences,
Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia), Penang, Malaysia)

A presentation for the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
accepted! (June 1, 2017)
See you in Winneba, Ghana in July - August 2017!

[West African Linguistic Society (WALS)]

A presentation for the 60th Annual Meeting
of the African Studies Association (ASA) accepted! (May 25, 2017)
See you in Chicago, USA in November 2017!

[African Studies Association (ASA)]

A presentation in the IUAES2017 Inter-Congress
"A new emerging identity of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF):
A legacy and new movements of the Deaf community in West and Central Africa"
in the Session RM-LL04 "Minority language ideologies on the move"
(May 6, 2017, University of Ottawa, Canada)

Participation in the 2017 Inter-Congress
of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
(May 2-7, 2017, University of Ottawa, Canada)

The announcement of the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC2017)
organized by the West African Linguistic Society (WALS)
(July 31 - August 5, 2017, University of Education, Winneba, Winneba, Effutu, Central Region, Ghana)
The conference theme: "The role of language in the integration and development of West Africa"

The announcement of the 9th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL9)
"African languages in a global world" started
[including the sub-theme "African sign languages"]
(August 23-26, 2018, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences,
Mohammed V University-Agdal Rabat, Rabat, Morocco)

Visiting Professor of the Research and Training Unit of Languages, Literatures and Civilizations (UFR LLC),
University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire
(collaborative research in the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILA))
(April 6, 2017 - [October 3, 2017])

My long stay in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire started! (April 6, 2017-)

I was promoted to Professor (April 1, 2017)

I take a sabbatical for one year in the school year 2017-2018
to conduct research outside of Japan (from April 2017 to March 2018)

Special grant for faculty members by the President, Aichi Prefectural University
(long-term overseas researcher) was adopted! (April 1, 2017)
"Descriptive research on sign languages and Deaf communities in French-speaking West Africa"

An article based on the plenary talk in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics
(WOCAL8, August 2015, Kyoto, Japan) was published! (in English) (March 2017)
Sanogo, Yédê Adama & Nobutaka Kamei. 2017.
Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
Cases in French-speaking West and Central Africa.
In: Kaji, Shigeki ed. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics.
Fuchu: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 411-424.

[Abstract in English] (PDF)
[Abstract in French] (PDF)
[The full text of the article of the version in Japanese is available here]
[The webpage of the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)]

Eletcted as the excellent faculty member in the domains of education and research,
Aichi Prefectural University (February 23, 2017)

A presentation for ECAS7 was accepted! (February 10, 2017)
See you in Basel, Switzerland in June-July 2017!

[The 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS7)]

A presentation for IUAES Inter-Congress 2017 was accepted! (December 26, 2016)
See you in Ottawa, Canada in May 2017!

[The 2017 Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)]

A new article published (January 1, 2017) [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2017. "Communication disorders" as a new type of eugenics:
Toward better conversations between cultures
(Hiroyuki Yamato ed. Featured articles "Beyond "communication disorders"").
In: Human mind (Kokoro no kagaku) (Nippon Hyoron sha co., Ltd) 191 (January 2017): 57-63.

How many days do we have before the beginning of the new year 2018?
[Countdown clock par 1/100 second]
(Jan. 1, 2017)

A Happy New Year! (January 1, 2017)


2016

An article "Toward the development that includes diversity of African societies:
The scenes of people with disabilities in West Africa"
contributed in World Trend, Institute of Developing Economies
(Featured articles: Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI) (Oct. 15, 2016)

The training of video editing for the DVD dictionary pour of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(Aug.-Sep. 2016, Abidjan)

The special lecture "The training seminar on the topic of the research on the sign language in Côte d'Ivoire"
was held with about 25 Deaf Ivorians! (Sep. 10, 2016, Abidjan)

[flier in French (PDF)]

A guest lecture for about 70 participants in the sign language workshop for primary school teachers
by the Ministry of National Education, Côte d'Ivoire (Sep. 9, 2016, Abidjan)

The special seminar for the associations of the Deaf in Côte d'Ivoire
"The training seminar on the topic of the research on the sign language in Côte d'Ivoire"
was held with more than 20 Deaf Ivorians, representatives of the associations!
(Sep. 3, 2016, Abidjan)

[flier in French (PDF)]

Fieldwork on the Deaf community and the sign language in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Aug.-Sep. 2016)

The poster session
"Students who meet the world: The event with the collaboration of Aichi Prefectural University,"
Open house of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Aug. 5, 2016)

The seasonal symposium in July
"Challenges of teaching anthropology: exploring the crossroad of research, education and society,"
Kyoto Network of Anthropologists (Jul. 16, 2016)

Forum ""Disability and development" in Africa" (organizer: Nobutaka Kamei)
in the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for African Studies (Jun. 4, 2016)

A presentation in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
"Fieldwork skill training that promotes students' capabilities:
Report on the practice of the "Fieldwork photo exhibitions"
of the Department of International and Cultural Studies, Aichi Prefectural University"
(May 29, 2016)

The lecture ""Disability and development" in West Africa: With a focus on the case of Senegal"
in the Special seminar of the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
"Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI" (May 20, 2016)

The presentation ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences"?:
Pro-apartheid discourses in contemporary Japanese contexts and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists"
in the Inter-Congress 2016 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES),
Panel 147 "Exploring new freedoms?: Moving anthropological writing into spaces of public engagement"
(Panel Convenors: Fiona Murphy, Keith Egan and Jonathan Skinner)
(May 7, 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia)

[handout] (PDF, in English)
[the Inter-Congress 2016 of IUAES]

Special seminar of the Institute of Developing Economies,
Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
"Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI,
Course 2: Rethinking "disability and development" in Africa" (May 20, 2016, JETRO)

Abstract of IUAES Inter Congress 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia uploaded
""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? : Pro-apartheid discourses in contemporary Japanese contexts
and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists" by Nobutaka KAMEI (Apr. 10, 2016)

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A),
"Anthropology of responsiveness: Exploring the theories and skills
in the domains of the field, the home and the education"
(Chief researcher: Shimizu Hiromu)
adopted in the domain of cultural anthropology! (Apr. 1, 2016)

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),
"The theory of language and knowledge as resources
through the descriptive research on Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone"
(Chief researcher: Kamei Nobutaka)
adopted in the domain of linguistics! (Apr. 1, 2016)

The page in English "The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)"
was translated into French and Japanese (Mar. 18, 2016)

Workshop on life of children in Africa by researchers from Japan, Senegal, Burkina Faso and France
was held in Gaston Berger University, Senegal! (Mar. 15, 2016, Saint-Louis)
My presentation: "Life and school education of the children of Baka Pygmy in the tropical forest"
(a presentation in French)

The special lecture sponsored by Senegal National Association of the Deaf (ANASSEN)
was held in Dakar with 25 Senegalese Deaf participants! (Mar. 12, 2016)
"Report of the fieldwork among the Deaf in Senegal:
History of the construction of the sign language community"
(a lecture in Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone)

[flier in French (PDF)]

The abstract of the presentation for the Inter-Congress 2016
of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
has been accepted! (Mar. 4, 2016)
Title: ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? : Pro-Apartheid discourses
in contemporary Japanese contexts and the role of cultural anthropology/anthropologists"
The inter-congress 2016 will be held in May in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
[the Inter-Congress 2016 of IUAES]

The workshop on African childhood will be held in Gaston Berger University,
Saint-Louis, Senegal (Mar. 15, 2016)
[Gaston Berger University]

Fieldwork in Senegal (Mar. 2016)

The results of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal published!
[in Japanese] (Feb. 18, 2016)
"Policies and life of the people with disabilities in Senegal:
The regional office of "African Decade of Persons with Disabilities," education, movements and labor"
In: Disability and development in Africa: Towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
(Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization)

A Happy New Year! (January 1, 2016)


2015

All the lectures of the extension course, Aichi Prefectural University (open to the public)
"Global issues of environment and resources: Perspectives of the world and Japan in 21st century"
successfully finished (Dec. 12, 2015)

The invited commentator in the general symposiumon the fieldwork training,
the 94th Conference of Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (December 6, 2015, Tokyo)

Report of the management of the sign language workshop at WOCAL8 (August 2015, Kyoto)
was published as a journal paper in Japanese!
Miyamoto, Akiyama & Kamei "Management of the sign language workshop at WOCAL8"
in Japanese Journal of Sign Language Studies 24 (Dec. 1, 2015)

The Plenary talk in WOCAL8 (August 2015, Kyoto) was published as a journal paper in Japanese!
Sanogo & Kamei "Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
Cases in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
in Japanese Journal of Sign Language Studies 24 (Dec. 1, 2015)

The 12th anniversary of this website since October 30, 2003! (Oct. 30, 2015)

The new webpage "History of the website of the Laboratory of KAMEI Nobutaka"
in English and in French uploaded (Oct. 30, 2015)

Special Lecture (open to the public) by Dr. KADA Yukiko,
the President of Biwako Seikei Sport College and the ex-Governor of Shiga Prefecture,
was successfully held with about 200 participants
(Oct. 19, 2015, Aichi Prefectural University)

The new webpage "List of publishers where KAMEI Nobutaka published books, chapters and articles" in English
and in French were uploaded! (Oct. 17, 2015)

The webpage of the presentations in French "La liste des présentations" was completely renewed! (Oct. 11, 2015)
All the presentations in the past (1998-2015) were translated into French.

How many days do we have before the beginning of the new year 2016?
[Countdown clock par 1/100 second]

A new webpage of "Collaborative research" in French uploaded (Sep. 29, 2015)

A new webpage of "Collaborative research" in English uploaded (Sep. 29, 2015)

List of publications in French uploaded (Sep. 21, 2015)

Research grants in French uploaded (Sep. 6, 2015)

Schedule 2015 in French uploaded (Sep. 5, 2015)

Curriculum Vitae in French uploaded (Sep. 5, 2015)

Plenary talk in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8)
"Promotion of sign language research by the African Deaf community:
The cases in West and Central French-speaking Africa"
by Sanogo Yédê Adama (Côte d'Ivoire) and Kamei Nobutaka (Japan)
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

[Program for the joint plenary talk by Yédê and Kamei] (PDF, in English)
[PowerPoint slides for [Part 1] and [Conclusion] by Kamei] (PDF, in English)
[PowerPoint slides for [Part 2] by Yédê] (PDF, in English)

African Sign Language Workshop was held
in the 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) !
(Aug. 23, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) was held!
(Aug. 20-24, 2015, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

[To the official website of WOCAL8]

Special lecture "Afrique : démocratie, développement et bonne gouvernance"
("Africa: Democracy, development and good governance")
by Mr. Steve Aklesso BODJONA, Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy of the Togolese Republic in Japan
(Jun. 29, 2015, Aichi Prefectural University)
[Flier of the special lecture by the Charge d'Affaires of Togo] (PDF, in Japanese and French)

[Official announcement by the Embassy of Togo] (in Japanese and French)
[Report of the special lecture with photos by the Embassy of Togo] (in Japanese)
[Participation of the Charge d'Affaires of Togo in the class of African Studies, Aichi Prefectural University] (in Japanese)
Facebook: Ambassade du Togo au Japon/Embassy of Togo in Japan (in Japanese and French)

A presentation in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
"Resource anthropology of languages and bodies:
Dynamic history of Deaf communities in West and Central Africa in post-Foster's era" (May 31, 2015, Osaka)

The commentator in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology,
the Session "Education of anthropology and responsibility:
Beyond the model of reproduction of anthropologists" (May 30, 2015, Osaka)

A presentation in the Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for African Studies
"Report of the fieldwork on the Deaf community in Burkina Faso:
Politics of the hegemony over the domain of sign language" (May 23, 2015, Osaka)

The Support for Ethnological Projects, Shibusawa Foundation for Ethnological Studies
"Practical research on "university education and fieldwork" and development of teaching materials"
adopted (Apr. 2015)

Workshop for the project of the video-dictionary of Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
in Côte d'Ivoire (Mar. 30, 2015, Abidjan)

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and sign language (Mar. 2015, Abidjan)

A presentation in the symposium "Bodies and memories in anthropology,"
Kyoto Network of Anthropologists (Mar. 15, 2015)

Boundary of cultures in the era of globalization: Challenges of Europe that manages diversity
(Takenaka, Katsuyuki ed. 2015. Kyoto: Showado) published! (Mar. 20, 2015)
"Chapter 8. Africa and Europe: Beyond the centuries of racism and exploitation"
by Kamei Nobutaka (131-147)

A poster presentation in the 10th meeting
"Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing evolutionary models of learning"
(Mar. 7-8, 2015, Kochi)

NO! to the pro-apartheid ideas and discourses in the contexts of current Japanese society:
My article published in the online Academic Journalism SYNODOS
for the condemnation of the pro-Apartheid column by SONO Ayako, a Japanese writer,
on Sankei Shimbun, a conservative Japanese newspaper, on February 11, 2015.
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2015. ""Segregation in the name of cultural differences" ? :
Apartheid and the politics of the acceptance of differences"
(Feb. 25, 2015) [an article written in Japanese]

Letter to Sankei Shimbun, by the Ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko,
Republic of South Africa (Feb. 13, 2015) [PDF, in English]

The Letter to Sankei-shinbun and Ms. Sono Ayako
by Tsuyama Naoko, President, Africa Japan Forum (AJF) (Feb. 13, 2015) [PDF, in English]

The pro-Apartheid column written by SONO Ayako
that advocates the segregation of foreign workers on Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 11, 2015)
[original version in Japanese, translated in English]

Book review seminar on Public anthropology
(Yamashita, Shinji ed. 2014. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press),
Thematic research group "Anthropology of responsiveness," Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
(Feb. 8, 2015, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka)

A Happy New Year! (Jan. 1, 2015)


2014

A presentation in the 2nd International Conference
"Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing evolutionary models of learning" (RNMH2014)
(Dec. 4, 2014, Date, Hokkaido)

Fieldwork in Senegal on people with disabilities in West Africa (Oct.-Nov. 2014, Dakar)

National Museum of Ethnology ed.
"Themes in ethnology: A world encyclopedia" (Maruzen) published!
(participated as a contributor) (Jul. 10, 2014)

The invited lecture "The perspectives of the studies on African childhood: What we can learn from Africa"
in the 11th Annual Child Science Conference of the Japanese Society of Child Science
(Sep. 28, 2014, Shirayuri College, Tokyo)

Intensive course in the University of Shizuoka (Sep. 24-26, 2014, Shizuoka)

Special seminar organized by National Union of the Associations of the Hearing Disabled of Burkina (UNADAB)
with the collaboration of the Laboratory of KAMEI Nobutaka, Japan
and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature [RIHN], Japan
"In search of the heritages of Dr. Andrew Foster in West and Central Africa:
Fieldwork in nine countries from Cameroon to Burkina Faso, 1997-2014"
successfully held with about 60 Deaf Burkinabè participants
(Sep, 14, 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

[flier in French (PDF)]

Workshop "Studies on African childhood" sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Burkina Faso
(Aug. 20, 2014, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

Fieldwork in Burkina Faso on the children and the Deaf community (Aug.-Sep. 2014, Ouagadougou etc.)

Public lecture of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)
"Learning cultural anthropology in the university: Cases and possibilities of fieldwork training"
was successfully held with about 120 participants! (Jul. 26, 2014, Nagoya)

Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
"Exploring the possibility of "responsiveness" of cultural anthropology
with contemporary pressing issues" adopted (Apr. 2014)

Japan Association for African Studies ed.
"Encyclopedia of African studies" published! (participated as a contributor) (Jun. 30, 2014)

Presentation "Preliminary report of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal"
in the Annual Meeting of Japan Association for African Studies (May 24-25, 2014, Kyoto University)

Presentation "Ecological anthropology on children with disabilities"
in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (May 18, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba)

Anti-racism seminar by cultural anthropologists with eating bananas (May 16, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba)

Panel "Learning of/with children: Anthropologist at "school""
in the Inter-Congress 2014 of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
(May 15, 2014, Makuhari Messe, Chiba)

[program] (PDF)

"Photo exhibition: Togo observed by Japanese" (sponsored by the Embassy of Togo in Japan)
with my photos taken in 2011 in Togo (Mar. 18-Jul. 31, 2014, several cities in Japan)
[announcement in French] [announcement in Japanese]

The 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8) will be held in Kyoto University, Japan (Aug. 21-24, 2015)

Intensive course in Hirosaki University (Feb. 11-14, 2014, Hirosaki)

A Happy New Year! (Jan. 1, 2014)


2013

Presentation "Promotion of fieldwork training with skills of visual anthropology" (Dec. 25, 2013)

Report of the Forum "Studies on African childhood" in the annual meeting of JAAS 2013 published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)

Report on the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7) published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)

Report on the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10) published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)

Book review Education and development in Kenya published in Journal of African Studies (Dec. 31, 2013)

The 4th seminar of the studies on African childhood (Dec. 7, 2013, RIHN, Kyoto)

Presentation "The collaboration of JICA training for the people with disabilities and fieldwork of cultural anthropology," Japan Society for International Development (Dec. 1, 2013, Osaka University)

Lecture "Africa and Europe" in the extension course, Aichi Prefectural University (Nov. 30, 2013)

Report on the roundtable on the studies of African childhood published in Africa Educational Research Journal (Dec. 12, 2012)

Report on the 2012 Inter-Congress, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in India published in Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology (Sep. 30, 2013)

Intensive courses in Shizuoka University and the University of Shizuoka (Sep. 20-26, 2013, Shizuoka)

New webpage in French "La liste des présentations" open (Sep. 18, 2013)

Presentation in the Workshop on the development of manuals of sign language in Côte d'Ivoire (Sep. 10, 2013, Abidjan)
[program in French (PDF)]
[handout in French (PDF)]
[appendix "List of 32 sign languages in Africa" in French (PDF)]

New webpage in English: "Classes in the past" (Sep. 8, 2013)

New webpages in French: "les associations"; "Les classes dans le passé" (Sep. 8, 2013)

Links to the website of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization in 8 languages (in Japanese; English; Chinese; Korean; French; Spanish; Russian; Arabic) (Sep. 8, 2013)

Special seminar "Travel to Sénégal" in Côte d'Ivoire with 70 Deaf participants (September 7, 2013, Abidjan)
[flier in French (PDF)] [handout in French (PDF)]

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Aug.-Sep. 2013, Abidjan)

Presentation in the special seminar by Senegal National Association of the Deaf (ANASSEN) (August 31, 2013, Dakar)

Documents of the academic workshop of the studies on African childhood in Sénégal (Aug. 29, 2013, Dakar)
[invitation in French (PDF)] [invitation in English (PDF)] [program in English (PDF)]

Academic workshop of the studies on African childhood in Sénégal (Aug. 29, 2013, Dakar)

Fieldwork in Senegal on people with disabilities in West Africa (Aug. 2013, Dakar, Linguère and Touba)

Presentation in the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10)
(Jun. 26, 2013, Liverpool, UK)

Report of the first International Conference on Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(in French; Japanese; English) (Mar. 31, 2013)

The program of la première édition de
la Conférence Internationale sur la Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (PDF, in French)
(Mar. 13, 2013, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

First webpages in French open! >> Index in French;
Group for the Research Institute for Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (fr);

Sign language dictionary in Côte d'Ivoire (fr) (Mar. 14, 2013)

Group for the preparation of the foundation of
the Research Institute for Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
started in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Mar. 13, 2013)

1er Conférence Internationale sur la Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF)
(Mar. 13, 2013, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
[Invitation letter] (PDF, in French)

Lecture in Journées portes ouvertes de l'Ecole Ivoirienne pour les Sourds, Côte d'Ivoire (Mar. 6, 2013, Abidjan)

First sign language dictionary in Côte d'Ivoire published (Sep. 2012)

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Mar. 2013, Abidjan)

Presentation in the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10) accepted (Jan. 2, 2013)


2012

Organizer and presenter of a panel on African childhoods in Inter-Congress, IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) (Nov. 2012, India)

Poster presentation in the Conference "Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans" (November 18-24, Tokyo)

Fieldwork in Cameroon on hunter-gatherer children (Aug.-Sep. 2012)

Presentation in WOCAL7 (World Congress of African Linguistics) (Aug. 2012, Cameroon)

Board member of JASCA (Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology) (Apr. 2012)

Fieldwork in Cameroon on hunter-gatherer children (Feb.-Mar. 2012)


2011

Fieldwork in Togo on the Deaf community and sign language (Aug.-Sep. 2011, Lomé)

Moved to Aichi Prefectural University (Apr. 2011)


2010

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Aug. 2010, Abidjan)
Project "Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans" started (Jun. 2010)

Moved to Osaka International University (Apr. 2010)

The presentation in Université de Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire (Feb. 25, 2010)

Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire on the Deaf community and Langue des Signes d'Afrique Francophone (LSAF) (Feb.-Mar. 2010, Abidjan)


2009

Presentation in the World Congress of African Linguistics 6 (WOCAL6) (Aug. 2009, Germany)

Grant-in-Aid "Applied linguistic anthropology for human development of the Deaf" was newly adopted (April 2009)

Paper for World Congress of African Linguistics 6 (WOCAL6, Aug. 2009, Germany) accepted (Apr. 2009)

"Research of African sign language" introduced in NHK World (international radio program) (Feb. 6, 2009)

Presentation on Côte d'Ivoire in the international workshop (Nov. 2008)


2008

Research on sign languages in 7 countries (Nov. 2008)

Talk meeting with the Deaf and sign language interpreters in Côte d'Ivoire (Oct. 2008)

Visit to Côte d'Ivoire (Oct. 2008)

Sign Language textbook in French-speaking Africa published (Jul. 2008)

DVD Sign Language dictionary in French-speaking Africa completed (Jul. 2008)

Presentation in the International Congress of Linguists, Seoul, Korea (Jul. 2008)


2007

"History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa" was awarded by the Japan Society for International Development (Nov. 2007)

Book guide in English "History of Deaf people and sign languages in Africa" opened (Nov. 2007)

Visit to Cameroon (Oct. 2007)

Move to the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Sep. 2007)

Research project "Poverty Reduction for the Disabled" started (Apr. 2007)

"Frontiers of Social Research" published (Feb. 2007)


2006

Lecture in Hiratsuka School for the Deaf (Nov. 2006)

Paper for LEA2006 Conference appeared on the web (Nov. 2006)

Special Seminars of the Christian Mission for the Deaf, Nigeria (Sep. 2006)

Fieldwork on the Deaf community in Nigeria (Aug.-Sep. 2006)

Visit to Norway for Languages and Education in Africa Conference (Jun. 2006)

"A Sociology of Happiness" published (Jun. 2006)

Research grant for publication adopted (Apr. 2006)

Appointed as COE Associate Professor (Apr. 2006)

Visit to the Christian Mission for the Deaf, Michigan, USA (Mar. 2006)

Paper for Languages and Education in Africa Conference accepted (Mar. 2006)

"Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods" published (Mar. 2006)

Seminar of Ghana National Association of the Deaf (Feb. 2006)

Fieldwork on the Deaf community in Ghana (Feb. 2006)


2005

Presentation in AAA 2005 in DC (Dec. 2005)

Paper for AAA 2005 in DC accepted (Aug. 2005)

Research grants adopted by the Ministry (May 2005)

Project "Development and disability" started (Apr. 2005)

Petit seminaire "Patrimoine d'Andrew Foster" held in Cameoon (Mar. 2005)


2004

"The Deaf in Africa (6) Foster, Father of Deaf education in Africa" published (Jun. 2004)

"Sign Languages of Asia" vol.5 publishted (Jun. 2004)

Two presentations in annual meetings:
Association for African Studies and Society for Cultural Anthropology (May - Jun. 2004)

"The sign languages of Africa" published (May 2004)

Annoucement: Move to Kwansei Gakuin University (Apr. 1, 2004)

Publication "The Deaf in Africa (5) Deaf views of America" (Mar. 31, 2004)

Myanmar report appeared in JFD newspaper (Feb. 1, 2004)


2003

Publication "The Deaf in Africa (4) Controversies over foreign sign languages" (Dec. 26, 2003)

Visit to Yangon Deaf Association, Myanmar (Dec. 19-23, 2003)

The 9th Seminar of Asian sign languages / Investigation on Asian sign languages (Nov. 8-9, 2003)

Cooperation to the School for the Deaf, University of Tsukuba (Nov. 2, 2003)

Meeting with JICA internship fellows from Africa (Nov. 1, 2003)



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