search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Michelangelo SABATINO

SF (2009)

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University of Houston
Assistant Professor
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201 Main St. Unit 4i
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United States
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: D. No, I am not engaged in Japanese Studies at all.

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am an architectural historian. I am currently writing a book entitled TOPOGRAPHIES: The Architecture and Urbanism of Arthur C. Erickson. Erickson visited and wrote about traditional and modern architecture in Japan. my website:

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: D.Other (I am not fluent in Japanese.)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: The Japan Foundation Fellowship offered me a wonderful opportunity to visit Japan and learn about the art and architecture of this country. Learning about Japan has helped me tremendously during the writing of my book on Arthur C. Erickson. It has also enhanced my understanding of world architecture and art and has contributed in making me a more well-rounded scholar and citizen of teh world.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: Although interdisciplinary studies are useful tools for learning about different disciplines, I think it might also be useful for Japan Foundation Fellows specializing in the study of art and architecture to meet among themselves at some point to discuss their research.