Interested students are invited to online Q&As on June 25 and July 31, 2021, during which they can ask questions about the Transcultural Studies major and how to apply for a position in the joint degree program.Continue reading “Online Student Orientation (2021/06/25 & 07/30)”
Special Seminar on Cinema and Media Studies(2021/6/8)
The Transcultural Studies Division will hold a special seminar entitled “The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Ten Years on: Investigating Japanese Newspapers and Television Programmes on Anti-nuclear Power” presented by Dr. Katsuyuki Hidaka, College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University.
Date & Time: June 8, Tuesday 15:00-18:15
Location: Basement Meeting Room (地下大会議室), Faculty of Letters Main Bldg. (MAP⑥)
Welcome all people who are interested in cinema and media studies.
If you have questions about this seminar, you may contact Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano at wadamarciano.mitsuyo.6w[a]kyoto-u.ac.jp.
Please find the seminar poster here: PDF
Dr. Wada-Marciano published her new book, “NO NUKESー〈ポスト3・11〉映画の力・アートの力”
Dr. Mitsuyo WADA-MARCIANO published her book, NO NUKESー〈ポスト3・11〉映画の力・アートの力, from The University of Nagoya Press.
For more information, please see the UNP website.
You can browse a related article of a book on the website till April 2, 2021.
LGBT Studies Ⅱ
Hiroshima Gender Equal Opportunity Foundation hold “LGBT Studies Ⅱ” as a part of the lecture series.
In this course, you will learn deeply and correctly about gender and sexuality, and share that knowledge with many people.
The theme is “Identity－Reconsideration－A New Approach of ‘Queer Visions'”.
How should we perceive identity?
Japan is still male-centered and has a strong patriarchal power.
What can we do to eliminate discrimination and live happily in such a community?
The key concept is “Queer Visions”.
Let’s think together with some videos as examples.
Talk by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano(Kyoto University) , Yuka Kanno(Doshisha University), and Kazuya Kawaguchi(Hiroshima Shudo University) .
Date＆Time: March 14th (Sun) 13:00-16:15
Participation fee: 2,500yen
Location: ESSOR Hiroshima (http://www.essor.or.jp/)
Happy New Year 2021!
The Transcultural Studies Division of the Graduate School of Letters wishes all students and faculty a
Happy New Year!Continue reading “Happy New Year 2021!”
Online Application 2021
Kyoto University and Heidelberg University now welcome applications for the 2021 enrollment (Kyoto side) in the international Joint Degree Master of Arts Program in Transcultural Studies (JDTS). The online application system opens for students graduating from Non-Japanese universities on October 1st, 2020.
We invite students in the humanities and social sciences to apply who have already graduated or will graduate in March 2021 and are interested in continuing their studies in a competitive, international joint degree master program at two leading research institutions in Japan and Germany.
Application Time Frame
Oct. 1-15: Degree equivalence screening for graduates from non-Japanese universities
Nov. 1-20: Application window for all applicants
December: Results of first application step, online interviews
January: Final results and notification of successful applicants
March: Enrollment at Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters
Detailed Application Information
Online Application System
(login possible Oct 1-15, Nov 1-20)
For Graduates from Non-Japanese Universities
For Graduates from Japanese Universities
Study Program Outline
Building on the strengths of both institutions, this jointly conducted, research-oriented English-language graduate program offers students access to an interdisciplinary field in the humanities and social sciences to study and research transcultural dynamics between and within Asia and Europe in a global context. The study program is situated at two partner institutions, the Graduate School of Letters (GSL) of Kyoto University and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) of Heidelberg University. Students enrolled in the program begin their studies at one of these two partners, their home institution, but spend an equal amount of time at the other university. After two years of study and supervised by international faculty of both, the GSL and the HCTS, students submit a single master thesis to receive a Master of Arts degree jointly awarded by both universities upon completion.
The transregional outlook of the JDTS is based on the perspective that cultures are not contained within ethnically closed, linguistically homogenous and territorially bounded spheres. Instead they are constituted through transformations and entanglements that follow from contacts and relationships between various agents, concepts and institutions. Transcultural Studies combine methodological and theoretical approaches from a broad spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
The study program expands the regional and disciplinary competences students have obtained in their Bachelor degrees or another Master degree. Students of the JD Transcultural Studies acquire empirical knowledge on historical and contemporary moments of exchange as well as on theories and methodologies to frame and analyze such processes. The JDTS is primarily designed to train its students for a successful career in international academia.
• Student Quota:
10 students between both partners per year (5 students enrolled at Heidelberg university as their home institution, 5 students enrolled at Kyoto University).
• Degree Granted: Master of Arts
• Standard Duration:
2 years (one year at the home institution and one year at the partner).
• Next Date of Enrollments:
Spring 2021 (at Kyoto University)
Please consult our application FAQ if you have questions or direct inquiries not answered there to apply[a]cats.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
Transcultural Cinema Forum (2020/10/6～2020/12/1)
The Transcultural Studies Division hold lecture series as a part of the course, “Transcultural Asian Cinema” conducted by Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.
Continue reading “Transcultural Cinema Forum (2020/10/6～2020/12/1)”
Online Student Orientation (2020/07/31)
Interested students are invited to an online Q&A on July 31, 2020, during which they can ask questions about the Transcultural Studies major and how to apply for a position in the joint degree program.Continue reading “Online Student Orientation (2020/07/31)”
Online Student Orientation (2020/06/26)
Interested students are invited to an online Q&A on June 26, 2020, during which they can ask questions about the Transcultural Studies major and how to apply for a position in the joint degree program.Continue reading “Online Student Orientation (2020/06/26)”