Year 2021

Kobe Seminar 2022

Year 2020

Kobe Workshop 2021

Year 2019

Kobe Seminar 2020

Naples Seminar 2019

Year 2018

Kobe Seminar 2019

Year 2017

Kobe Seminar 2018

Naples Seminar 2017


Wednesday, September 20

10:30 Introduction: Noemi Lanna and Kazunari Sakai

Language and Education Session
Chair: Ryōko Hayashi (Kōbe University).

  • 11:00 Makiko Matsuda (Kanazawa University): Migration and Identity among Japanese-Brazilian Return Migrants.
  • 11:20 Tomoko Ochiai (Kōbe University): The transmission of language in the linguistic education of Vietnamese residents in Japan.
  • 11:40 Hiroki Okada (Kōbe University): Hovering between “multi-cultural symbiosis” policy and hate- speech: problem on reconstruction of Korean ethnic-identity in Japan

12:00 Discussant: (tbc)
12:20 Discussion


International Relations Session
Chair: Kazunari Sakai

  • 14:30 Haruko Hosoda (Nihon University): Migrants, security issues and human rights in Spain.
  • 14:50 Cristina Ercolessi (Unior): Africa to Europe migration and EU policies.
  • 15:10 Daniela Pioppi (Unior): Superflous generation? Youth and Employment in the South East Mediterranean.
  • 15:30 Kiyoshi Umeya (Kōbe University): Voting, Citizenship and Ethnicity: A Case of Ugandan General Election, 2016.

15:50 Discussant: Giuseppe Cataldi(Unior).
16:10 Discussion

Social dinner

Thursday, September 21

Next Generation Seminar (Graduates and post-graduate students)
Chair: Kazuo Fujino (Kōbe University).

  • 9:30 Shinnosuke Matsui (Kōbe University): After "immigrants": the Armenian diaspora in Europe and their presence.
  • 9:50 Erina Kimura (Kōbe University, Unior): Japanese cultural diplomacy and cultural exchanges policies.
  • 10:10 Chikako Hirano (Kōbe University): Continuity of Mobility: Selling Canvas among Aborigines in Central Desert of Australia.
  • 10:30 Ayane Kimura (Kōbe University): Forcible removal of indigenous peoples by colonial powers and strategies for land rights - Case studies of "Stolen Generation" Australian Aborigines and forcibly resettled North American Navajo.
  • 10:50 Sachie Kiyokawa: Whose Lady is she? Representations of Guinevere and Other Arthurian Characters in Recent Films.

Coffee-break (11:10-11:30)

Social Research and Cultural Studies Session
Chair: Vladimir Kreck (Kōbe University).

  • 11:30 Christian Oberlaender (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg): Analyzing the discourse on migration: A new tool for following and visualizing public debates.
  • 11:50 Monica Massari (Federico II University): Discrimination against Muslims in Europe before and after Charlie Hébdo.
  • 12:10 Gianluca Gatta (Archive of migrant memories – AMM): From trace to voice: an experience of self-narration and interaction around migrants' objects in Italy.
  • 12:30 Hélène Le Bail (Sciences Po Paris - Centre de recherches internationales and Centre national de la recherche scientifique): How Chinese migrant sex workers in France challenged the representations of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

12:50 Discussant: Aoyama Kaoru (Kōbe University).
13:10 Discussion

13:20 Hiroki Ogasawara (Kōbe University).

Scientific Committee: Ryōko Hayashi, Noemi Lanna, Kazunari Sakai

Year 2016

Kobe Seminar 2017

Naples Seminar

Kick-Off Symposium

Next-Generation Seminar