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2016-2017 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
Antioch College

Ohayo Ohio II: Next Stage, New Opportunities for Cultural Engagement, Building Foundation, "HIYAKU"

Emory University

Japanese Language Text Mining: Digital Humanities Methods for Japanese Studies

Furman University

Japan Summer Experience: Pre-Freshman Travel Study to Japan

University of Mary Washington Foundation

UMW Focus on Japan, 2017



 

Grantee Antioch College

Project Title

Ohayo Ohio II: Next Stage, New Opportunities for Cultural Engagement, Building Foundation, "HIYAKU"

Grant Period

2017/01/01-2017/11/30

Project Cost Total

$26,178.00*

JF Grant Total

$24,070.00*

Outline

This grant supports Japanese cultural workshops and lectures that highlight the work of Antioch College alumni in the fields of kyogen, butoh, washi, and sado (chado). The workshops and lectures are open to students, faculty, and the community, as part of Antioch's efforts to increase community interest in Japan and rebuild its formerly robust Japanese program.

 

Grantee Emory University

Project Title

Japanese Language Text Mining: Digital Humanities Methods for Japanese studies

Grant Period

2017/01/15-2017/07/20

Project Cost Total

$47,797.00*

JF Grant Total $23,319.00*

Outline

This grant supports a workshop at Emory University that initiates collaboration between Japanese Studies specialists and Digital Humanities specialists. Emory hopes to increase literacy on both sides by exposing each party to the languages needed to communicate with one another. The goal for this collaboration is to create models that encourage the advancement of digital humanities research in the field of Japanese Studies.

 

Grantee Furman University

Project Title

Japan Summer Experience: Pre-Freshman Travel Study to Japan

Grant Period

2017/01/01-2017/12/31

Project Cost Total

$45,153.00*

JF Grant Total $25,000.00*

Outline

Through this grant, approximately ten incoming freshmen will spend ten days in Japan prior to beginning their studies at Furman University. The goals of the project are to increase the number of Japan Studies students at Furman and to foster ties between the Department of Asian Studies and departments without Asian Studies faculty.

 

Grantee University of Mary Washington Foundation

Project Title

UMW Focus on Japan, 2017

Grant Period

2017/01/01-2017/12/31

Project Cost Total

$21,695.00*

JF Grant Total $21,535.00*

Outline

This grant supports an interdisciplinary program consisting of two new courses on Japan, the purchase of materials to expand and enhance research opportunities currently unavailable to students, ten visiting presentations, and two films covering Japanese culture. This program is designed to appeal to students, faculty, and the greater Fredericksburg community.


* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated.



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