Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period

Workshop | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Room 117 (Level D)

 Ryo Akama, Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumekan University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Ritsumeikan University, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, East Asian Library

10:00am -12:00pm: Workshop "Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period" [REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED]
Participants in this workshop (REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED) will have hands-on experience with transcribing Japanese cursive texts from the Edo period in the portal to Japanese Special Collections in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley https://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/vm/UCB/. This new tool developed in collaboration between ARC and Toppan Printing Co. applies deep learning technology in order to transcribe Japanese cursive texts and helps readers to identify characters with significant accuracy.

1:30 - 3:00pm: Research Presentations by Art Research Center (ARC) Students and Introduction to the Resources and Academic Programs Offered by the ARC, Ritsumeikan University (some presentations will be in Japanese) [registration not required]

*A coffee break and Professor Akama's keynote lecture follows at 3:30 PM and at 4:00PM in 180 Doe Library respectively. Please see here for more information.*

Author bio: Ryo Akama is a professor of Japanese literature at the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University. He completed his doctoral course work at the Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University in 1991, and he has published numerous monographs and book chapters on Kabuki, Ukiyoe, and digital archives.

 CLOSED Required for morning workshop

  Register  by September 6

 cjs@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3415