Records of ICC Lectures (AY1994- ) 

Records of ICC Lectures (AY1994- )

Records of ICC Lectures (AY1994- )

Forthcoming Lectures
Records of History of Science Open Forum

Lecturers belong to ICU, unless otherwise specified (titles as of lecture date)

Discipline names indicate fields of study, not necessarily of teaching

Chronological Index of ICC Lectures

■ Special Open Lecture
AY2017-2018 AY2016-2017 AY2015-2016 AY2014-2015
AY2013-2014 AY2012-2013 AY2011-2012 AY2010-2011
AY2009-2010 AY2008-2009 AY2007-2008 AY2006-2007
AY2005-2006 AY2004-2005 AY2003-2004 AY2002-2003
AY2001-2002 AY2000-2001 AY1999-2000 AY1998-1999
AY1997-1998 AY1996-1997 AY1995-1996 AY1994-1995
■ Thematic Lecture Series

Humanities: The Next Fifty Years
What is the Proprium of the Humanities?
Time, Space and Travel
Style

■ History of Science Open Forum
List of HSOF in the Past


■ Special Open Lecture

 


AY2017-2018

Noh Production Hagoromo (The Second Noh Production with Ichiro-no-kai) *
July 8, 2017
Mr. Ichiro Nakamura, Noh Actor, Komparu School, et al.
* joint hosting with Ichiro-no-kai, ICU Research Center for Japanese Language Education and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies
   cooperated with Waseda Komparu-kai and Dr. Mine’s Laboratory (Department of Advanced Information Technology, Graduate School and Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University)

[Lecture and Demonstration] The World of Traditional Japanese Culture: Kabuki *
Mr. Emisaburo Ichikawa, Kabuki Actor
June 15, 2017
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Traditional Japanese Culture” and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

[Lecture and Demonstration] The World of Traditional Japanese Culture: Gidayu-bushi *
Ms. Koshiko Takemoto, Tayu, and Ms. Kan’ya Tsuruzawa, Shamisen
June 1, 2017
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Traditional Japanese Culture” and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

The Spread of Non-Church Christianity throughout Japan: Magazines, Associations, and Networks
Assistant Professor Tatsuya Akae, Sociology and History of Japanese Thought, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
May 19, 2017

[Lecture and Demonstration] The World of Traditional Japanese Culture: Noh *
Mr. Seigo Mikuriya, Noh Actor, Wakikata Hôshô School
May 11, 2017
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Traditional Japanese Culture” and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

The Northern Kingdom: Archaeological and Historical Observations, with Emphasis on Megiddo
Professor Israel Finkelstein, Biblical Archaeology, Tel Aviv University
April 8, 2017

History, Historicity and Historiography in Ancient Israel
Professor Israel Finkelstein, Biblical Archaeology, Tel Aviv University
April 7, 2017

Jerusalem in Biblical Times, with Reference to the Proliferation of Writing in Judah
Professor Israel Finkelstein, Biblical Archaeology, Tel Aviv University
April 7, 2017

 


AY2016-2017

The World of Traditional Japanese Culture: Stage Design of Kabuki *
Mr. Izumi Miwa, Stage Designer
February 13, 2017
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Traditional Japanese Culture” and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

[Lecture and Demonstration] The World of Traditional Japanese Culture: Gidayu-bushi *
Ms. Koshiko Takemoto, Tayu, and Ms. Kan’ya Tsuruzawa, Shamisen
January 30, 2017
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Traditional Japanese Culture” and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

[Lecture and Demonstration] The World of Traditional Japanese Culture: Noh *
Mr. Seigo Mikuriya, Noh Actor, Wakikata Hôshô School
December 22, 2016
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Traditional Japanese Culture” and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

Guerín Academy: Public Talk by a Film Director José Luis Guerín *
Mr. José Luis Guerín, Film Director
November 18, 2016
* joint hosting with Humanities Department

Joint Symposium
Liminal Existence in Art and Literature
November 12, 2016 (Co-sponsored by ICU Center for Gender Studies)

Keynote
The Fascination of the ‘Uncanny’: From The Book of Judith to Player Piano
Professor Mariko Enomoto, English Literature, Keisen University

Sessions
The Allure of the Sirens: Ancient Greek Texts, Iconography, and Beyond
Professor Yoshinori Sano, Classics

Wanderers, Outcasts, and Necromancers: The Poet as Liminal Magician
Senior Associate Professor Christopher E. J. Simons, English Literature

De-Sexing Vampires / Slayers: Angela Carter’s Caricature of Vampire Narrative
Senior Associate Professor Natsumi Ikoma, English Literature

Liminality in Translation: The Metamorphic Landscapes of Leiko Ikemura
Associate Professor Daniela Kato, Anthropology / Art, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Liminality and Human-Animal Metamorphosis in Ana Maria Pacheco’s Works
Professor Mayako Murai, Comparative Literature, Kanagawa University

When a Woman Goes Rogue: Interrogation of Female Identity in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
Mr. Munehito Moro, Film Studies, Master Candidate

Zombie: A Weak Monster and our Strong Body
Ms. Yuh-Chain Hung, Film Studies, Master Candidate, The University of Tokyo / Research Associate, CGS, ICU

The Vampire as a Political Minority: From Jews to Muslims in Vampire Television Dramas (The Strain and Penny Dreadful)
Assistant Professor Olivier Ammour-Mayeur, French Literature

Children in Theresienstadt Camp *
Ms. Michiko Nomura, Theresien wo Kataritsugu Kai
October 23, 2016
(Co-sponsored by ICU UNESCO Club and ICU Peace Research Institute)
* during ICU Festival 2016

Exhibition: Children in Theresienstadt Camp
(Co-sponsored by ICU UNESCO Club and ICU Peace Research Institute)

Exhibition 1
October 10 – 23, 2016
Ground Floor, Mildred Topp Othmer Library, International Christian University

Exhibition 2 *
October 22 – 23, 2016
rm. H-252, University Hall (Honkan), International Christian University
* during ICU Festival 2016

Shakespeare’s Time and Our Time: Focusing on Macbeth *
Ms. Tomoko Chino, Ph.D, English and Critical Theory, Former Professor of Himeji Dokkyo University
October 8, 2016
* joint hosting with Pedilavium Society and Rikkyo Jogakuin Mina-no-kai

Panel Discussion: Children in Theresienstadt Camp
October 7, 2016 (Co-sponsored by ICU UNESCO Club, and ICU Peace Research Institute)

Keynote Lecture: ホロコーストと子どもたち
Ms. Michiko Nomura, Theresien wo Kataritsugu Kai

戦争と子どもの感性──アンネの日記を通して──
Professor Yoko Mizuta, Linguistics

「戦争と子ども」のイメージ──草の根からの平和づくり──
Professor Takashi Nishio, Public Policy

子どもの心に平和の砦を
Former Professor Akihiro Chiba, Development Studies

John Toland and Anticlericalism from the Aspects of Religion, Politics, and Natural Philosophy
Ms. Reiko Mitsui, History of Ideas in Seventeenth Century England, Part-time Lecturer, Gakushuin University
July 8, 2016

Joint Symposium
Perspectives on Korean Missions to Japan: Their Legacy to Modern Japan and Korea
June 25, 2016 (Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

修信使の日本に対するまなざしの温度差:『日東録』、『東行日録』、『東京日記』をとおして
文淳嬉 研究教授(仁川大学校日本文化研究所)

通信使と修信使の筆談の相違
許敬震 教授(延世大学校国文国語科)

通信使から修信使へ
髙橋博巳 名誉教授(金城学院大学)

朝鮮修信使と明治政府
落合弘樹 教授(明治大学文学部)

修信使から見た明治日本
河宇鳳 教授(全北大学校人文大学史学科)

Noh Production Tsunemasa (The First Noh Production with Ichiro-no-kai) *
June 24, 2016
Mr. Ichiro Nakamura, Noh Actor, Komparu School
* joint hosting with Ichiro-no-kai and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies
   cooperated with Waseda Komparu-kai and Dr. Mine’s Laboratory (Department of Advanced Information Technology, Graduate School and Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University)

The Golden Calf and the Deified Market: A Theological Perspective on Global Consumer Capitalism
Professor Harvey G. Cox Jr., History of Christianity and Theology, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
May 6, 2016

 


AY2015-2016

Katachi-No-Bunka-Kai, the 64th Conference and The Fourth Conference on Dietary Culture
March 19, 2016 (Co-sponsored by Katachi-No-Bunka-Kai and ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

Style of Eating at Kenkoku University in Mancyukuo
Research Fellow / Research Institute Assistant Eriko Miyazawa, History of Modern Japan, ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

In-between Food and Nationalism: UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and Food Culture
Associate Professor Atsuko Ichijo, Sociology, Kingston University

The KATACHI of Food Culture of NAKAHARA Chuya in Kyoto
Ms. Hiromi Kurahashi, History of Japanese Culture, Kyoto Chuya Club

Holy Trees in the East and West: Olive vs. Sal
Professor Emeritus Tsutomu Kaneko, History of Science, Osaka Prefecture University

How to Read The Wealth of Nations
Professor Jonathan Hearn, Political and Historical Sociology, The University of Edinburgh
February 24, 2016

Prof. Tomoko KOTO Final Lecture
礼書にみる儒学養老思想 *
Professor Tomoko Koto, Chinese Philosophy
February 12, 2016
* Joint hosting with Department of Humanities and Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

The Ambivalence of Human Wisdom: Genesis 2-3 as Sapiental Text *
Professor Konrad Schmid, OT Studies, Universität Zürich
December 18, 2015
* joint hosting with the course “Religion and Religiousness”

Ancient Near Eastern Literature and Its Reception and Reinterpretation in the Bible *
Professor Konrad Schmid, OT Studies, Universität Zürich
December 17, 2015
* joint hosting with the course “The World of Classics”

Symposium for History and Historicity
December 16, 2015

The Conquests of Jerusalem 597 BCE and 587 BCE in History and in Biblical Interpretation (2Kgs 24-25)
Professor Konrad Schmid, OT Studies, Universität Zürich

The Meeting of Croesus and Solon in Herodotus’ Histories I
Professor Yoshinori Sano, Classics

Did Jeremiah Preach at the Temple of Jerusalem in the Year 609 BCE?: An Inquiry into “Deuteronomistic Editorial Layers” in the Book of Jeremiah
Senior Associate Professor Johannes Unsok Ro, OT Studies

Joseph’s Second Dream: Towards a Biblical Theology of How God Acts in History
Professor Konrad Schmid, OT Studies, Universität Zürich
December 15, 2015

The Fifth Regular Conference on Dietary Culture: Dietary Culture and Identity
November 21, 2015 (Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

Beef and Wine: Letters of Jesuit Missionaries
Research Fellow Megumi Takasaki, ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

The Popularity of Japanese Iron Kettle and Life Aesthetics: A Study on the Revival of Traditional Culture in Current China
Associate Professor Zheng Wei, Takushoku University

Origins of Zoni (New Year’s Miso Soup Containing Rice Cakes) and Natto-mochi (Rice Cake Containing Fermented Soybeans)
Professor Osamu Nakamura, Osaka Prefecture University

Joint Symposium
Fairy Tales — Their Legacy and Transformation: Gender, Sexuality, and Comparative Literature
November 7, 2015 (Co-sponsored by ICU Center for Gender Studies)

Key Note
Konoike Tomoko’s Wolf Girls in the Woods: Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West
Professor Mayako Murai, Literature, Kanagawa University

Presentations
O Mother, Where Art Thou?: Motif of Disappearing Women in Japanese Mythology
Ms. Lindsay R. Morrison, Literature, Doctoral Candidate / Research Institute Assistant, ICU Center for Gender Studies

Foot-Loose and Fancy-Free: Song and Dance as Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare’s Fairy Plays
Senior Associate Professor Christopher E. J. Simons, Literature

“By the side of the beast”: Animal Iconography and Iconoclasm in the Work of Paula Rego
Associate Professor Daniela Kato, Literature, Hiroshima Jogakuin University

Wolves and Witches: Sexual Outcasts in Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales
Senior Associate Professor Natsumi Ikoma, Literature, Senior Associate Professor / Director of ICU Center for Gender Studies

Round Table
Moderator: Natsumi Ikoma

Pitying Oedipus *
Professor Patrick Finglass, Classics, The University of Nottingham
October 19, 2015
* joint hosting with the course “Greek Language II”

Experiencing the World through Sound, Sight, and Touch: Transdisciplinary Dialogue between a Musician and a Life Scientist *
Professor Emeritus Satoshi Ogihara, Biology, Osaka University
Mr. Genzoh Takehisa, Keyboard Player / Composer
October 16, 2015

* ICU 60th Anniversary Project
joint hosting with ICU Sacred Music Center

Counting, Ancestral Relation, and Various Aspects of Language — Viewed from Frege’s Philosophy and Beyond *
Professor Emeritus Kazuyuki Nomoto, Analytic Philosophy, Tokyo Metropolitan University
October 10, 2015
* joint hosting with Pedilavium Society and ICU Society for Philosophical Studies

European Union — A Community of Values and Its Meaning in Times of Global Disorientation *
Prof. / Director Ludger Kühnhardt, Political Science, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn / Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung
May 26, 2015
* joint hosting with JICUF (Japan ICU Foundation) and ICU Peace Research Institute

 


AY2014-2015

The Third Conference on Dietary Culture
March 28, 2015 (Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

Rice and Japanese: From the Aspect of the Intellectual History of Shinto
Mr. Kota Saito, Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

The Life-World of Colonists: Concerning Manchurian Edition of Shufu no Tomo
Ms. Kyoko Ooka, Research Associate, Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, ICU / Doctoral Student, Graduate School of of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

The Kitchen in Nazi Germany: A Near-future of Dietary Culture
Associate Professor Tatsushi Fujihara, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University

Humans and Humanity: Science and Values Today *
Professor Willem B. Drees, Philosophy of the Humanities, Tilburg University
March 20, 2015
* joint hosting: Conference “The Presence and Future of Humanity in the Cosmos: Why Society Needs both the Sciences and the Humanities”, John Templeton Foundation, Niwano Peace Foundation, United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Wesley Foundation, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, and JICUF (Japan ICU Foundation)

From Convert to Cradle: Exploring Generations of Lived Conservative Evangelicalism
Associate Professor / Research Fellow Susan B. Ridgely, American Religious History, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh / ICU
February 4, 2015

David Hume, Thomas Reid and Moral Realism
Professor Gordon Graham, Ethics / Philosophy of Religion, Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts, Princeton Theological Seminary
January 26, 2015

The Priestly Writing, Its Origin and Significance *
Associate Professor Christophe Nihan, OT Studies / History of Ancient Israel, Université de Lausanne
January 8, 2015
* joint hosting with the course “Biblical Studies I”

Royal Figure or Servant of the Temple? The High Priest after the Exile
Associate Professor Christophe Nihan, OT Studies / History of Ancient Israel, Université de Lausanne
January 7, 2015

The Forth Regular Conference on Dietary Culture
December 13, 2014 (Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

Jin Ping Mei (Gold Plum Vase) and Design in Dining Spaces: Its Text and Illustrations
Assistant Professor Takane Takai, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University

The Tales for Children in the Seishoku (Macrobiotic) Movement in Showa Period
Mr. Junichiro Kuroda, Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

The Description of Diets in Novels: Shiga Naoya and Tanizaki Jun’ichiro
Professor Akira Ooka, Department of Business Administration, Tokyo Keizai University / Novelist

“War will be the concern for men”? - Hector in the Iliad VI Reconsidered *
Professor Emeritus Shigenari Kawashima, Classics
October 4, 2014
* joint hosting with Pedilavium Society

The Third Regular Conference on Dietary Culture
June 28, 2014 (Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

Eating Better: Asian Dietary Culture and Islam
Research Associate Yukari Sai, Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University

The Prohibition of Meat Diet in Bodhisattva Percepts and Japanese Idea
on the Attainment of Buddhahood by Plants and Trees
Professor Kosei Ishii, Komazawa University

Encountering Life through Hospice Care
Dr. Jun Hosoi, Hospice Kibō-kan, Vories Commemoration Hospital

Dark God: Cruelty and Violence in the Old Testament
Professor Thomas C. Römer, OT Studies, Collège de France / Université de Lausanne
May 9, 2014

 


AY2013-2014

The Second Conference on Dietary Culture
March 29, 2014 (Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

Drinking and Eating as Seen in Waka: Gulping Down the Sacred and the Worldly
Assistant Professor Robert Ono, Japanese literature, Japan College of Social Work

French Literature and Humble Diet: With a Focus on Beckett’s Theatre of the Absurd Trilogy
Professor Shoichiro Iwakiri, French literature

Regimens in Modern Japan
Professor Tokimasa Takeda, History of Scientific Thought in China, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University

Society, Language and Ideas: Aspects of the Scottish Enlightenment
Associate Professor Hiroyuki Furuya, History / History of Economic Thought / Economic History, Faculty of Policy Sciences, Department of Policy Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University
December 13, 2013

The Emergence of Unitarianism in Antebellum America: Paradoxes and Possibilities
Professor David Hall, Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School
November 13, 2013

Reading the Bible in an Age of Ecological Crisis
Professor Emeritus / Senior Scholar Richard Bauckham, NT Studies / Theology, University of St Andrews / Ridley Hall
June 21, 2013

Church and State in America: Constitution, Culture, and Theology
Professor Robin W. Lovin, Theology / Political Science, Southern Methodist University
June 12, 2013

 


AY2012-2013

Prof. Takeshi NAGATA Final Lecture
Adam – Christ: Longing for New Humanity
Professor Takeshi Nagata, NT Studies / Theology
February 21, 2013

Pondering the Complexities of the Cosmos: The Formation of Kagawa Toyohiko’s Interdisciplinary Mind
Dr. Thomas John Hastings, Senior Research Fellow in Science and Religion, Japan ICU Foundation
January 29, 2013

Nishida’s Philosophy and Christianity
Professor Yutaka Tanaka, Philosophy / Religion, Department of Philosophy, Sophia University
December 10, 2012

On A Reforming People
Professor Naoki Onishi, American Literature / American Studies
November 14, 2012

‘Civil Virtue’ and Christianity: Tokutomi Soho’s Critique of Fukuzawa Yukichi
Professor Junichi Umetsu, History of Economic Thought, School of Cultural and Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University
October 19, 2012

Books, or the ‘public road’? The travel poetry of William Wordsworth
Associate Professor Christopher Simons, Literature
October 17, 2012

Redefinition of the Common Good and Skepticism toward the Divine Will: Some
Remarks about Commonweal Interview with John Rawls and his Posthumous Paper entitled “On My Religion”
Professor Takashi Kawamoto, Social Ethics, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo
September 28, 2012

Qunihico Hashimoto (1904-1949) and Religion
Research Assistant Mari Saegusa, Modern Japanese Music History, Center for Music Research / Geidai Archive Center, Tokyo University of the Arts
September 21, 2012

Hume’s Concept of Nature: In reference to his “general points of view”
Professor Naoki Yajima, Philosophy
June 29, 2012

J.J. Rousseau’s Scandal
Professor Jeremiah L. Alberg, Philosophy
May 8, 2012

Irish Poetry Month
April 11-26, 2012

Openning Ceremony: Opening Remarks
Dr./President Hibiya Junko (ICU), Dr./Lecturer Peter McDonald, Literature, Christopher Tower Student of Poetry, Christ Church, Oxford
April 11

W.B. Yeats: Poetry, Legacy, and Inheritance
Dr./Lecturer Peter McDonald, Literature, Christopher Tower Student of Poetry, Christ Church, Oxford
April 12

An evening of poetry and music: The poetry of W.B. Yeats and Peter McDonald *
Reciter: Dr./Lecturer Peter McDonald, Literature, Christopher Tower Student of Poetry, Christ Church, Oxford
Piano: Dr. Aya Nishizono-Maher
April 13
* Sponsored by the Institute for Educational Research and Service, ICU

A Visit to ICU by the Irish Ambassador to Japan
Speaker: John Neary, Ambassador of Ireland
April 26

W.B. Yeats Exhibition ‘The Life and Works of William Bulter Yearts’
(Coutesy of the National Library of Ireland, Dublin)
April 11-26

 


AY2011-2012

‘Just as are the generations of leaves, such are those of men’ - Glaucus’ conception of life and death in the Iliad VI
Professor Emeritus Shigenari Kawashima, Classics
January 25, 2012

State and Church in Modern Japan: Ebina, Danjo; Uemura, Masahisa; Tanaka, Goji
Professor Emerita Akiko Yoshinare, Keisen University, History of Modern Japanese Political Thought / History of Christianity in Japan
December 16, 2011

Hume and Modern Natural Jurisprudence
Professor Kiyoshi Shimokawa, Gakushuin University, British Philosophy / Ethics / Political Philosophy
December 15, 2011

Uchimura Kanzo and Folk Song in the Meiji Era
Research Fellow of JSPS (PD) Kei Saito, Musicology / Japanese Music History
November 11, 2011

 


AY2010-2011

Symposium
Socio-economic Structures of Judah and Its Neighbors in the Persian Period
February 17 – 19, 2011

Professor Avraham Faust, Biblical Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University

Professor Akio Moriya, Biblical Studies / OT Studies, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

Associate Professor Johannes Unsok Ro, Biblical Studies / OT Studies, International Christian University

Senior Lecturer Oren Tal, Biblical Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

Senior Associate Professor Yoshinori Sano, Classics / Philosophy, International Christian University

Senior Lecturer Alexander Fantalkin, Biblical Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

History and Religion at the Service of Politics in Augustan Rome: A General Approach
Assistant Professor Vaios Vaiopoulos, Latin Literature and Culture, Ionian University
October 21, 2010

Kipling’s ‘The Absent-minded Beggar’
Senior Lecturer John Lee, English Literature, Bristol University
September 10, 2010

Some Considerations on Translation of the Bible from the Viewpoint of Comparative Languages
Professor Emeritus Takashi Koizumi, Ethics / Comparative Thought, Keio University, former professor of ICU
June 8, 2010

World of Azumakaido-Yotsuya-Kaidan *
Lecturer Kenji Yanai, History of Performing Arts and Culture, Kyoto University of Arts and Design
May 26, 2010
* joint hosting with the Department of Literature

Victorianising Vergil *
Professor Stephen Harrison, Classics, Oxford University
April 12, 2010
* joint hosting with the Department of Literature

 


AY2009-2010

Documentary Film: Le droit à la philosophie: les traces du Collège international de Philosophie *
Discussion: Principles of University, and Institusions: with the film Le droit à la philosophie
Lecturer Yuji Nishiyama, French Contemporary Thought, The University of Tokyo
Senior Associate Professor Yoshinori Sano, Classics
December 21, 2009
* joint hosting with Mr. Kohei Muto, Division of Arts and Sciences

A Month in the Life of John Calvin
Professor Elsie A. McKee, Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary
June 8, 2009

Charles James Fox and Heracles in Homer *
Fellow / Lecturer Malcolm Davies, Classics, St. John’s College / University of Oxford
April 14, 2009
* joint hosting with the Department of Literature

 


AY2008-2009

(No Lecture)

 


AY2007-2008

Antisemitism and Antijudaism: Life and Work of Jules Isaac (1877-1963)
Associate Professor Kenji Kanno, French literature, Tokyo Metropolitan University
February 1, 2008

The Old Testament as a Christian Sacred Book: Is the OT Necessary for Christianity?
Lecturer Satoshi Toda, History of Christianity, Hitotsubashi University
January 23, 2008

The Violence of God: Before and After
Professor Theodore W. Jennings, Jr., Biblical and Constructive Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary
December 12, 2007

What Can Literature Do in a Harsh Society?: Faces of Contemporary Israeli Literature
Professor Yasuko Murata, Hebrew Literature/Comparative Literature, Toho University
September 13, 2007

Bodies, Koans and Self-Cultivation: The Questions of Zen Ethics
Assistant Professor Gereon Kopf, Studies of Religion, Luther College
June 5, 2007

 


AY2006-2007

Questioning the Church and its ‘Sacredness': Criticism against the Church from a Lesbian Perspective
Rev. Yuri Horie, representative, the Ecumenical Community for Queer Activism
February 2, 2007 (Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender Studies, ICU)

Christian Ethics and American Culture: The Challenges of Sexuality
James A. Donahue, president and professor of ethics and theology of Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Ca.
October 10, 2006

Religion and the American Presidency
Leo P. Ribuffo, Society of the Cincinnati George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, George Washington University
June 16, 2006

Telling the Story of Pain: Lamentations over the Destruction of Cities, from Jerusalem to Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Tom Sakon, lecturer of OT/TaNaKh studies, humanities division)
June 15, 2006

Pamela vs. Shamela: Parody and the ‘Rise’ of the English Novel
Takayuki Shima, associate professor of English literature, Jissen Women’s University
June 8, 2006

“Tit for Tat” or “the Other Cheek”?: An Assyriological View of Biblical Retribution and Forgiveness
Izumi Yoda, professor of Assyriology, OT/TaNaKh studies, Tokiwa University)
June 6, 2006

 


AY2005-2006

The Book of Job and Yahwist
Koichi Namiki, professor of OT Studies
February 25, 2006

Church and State in Early New England: Did the Puritans Believe in Liberty of Conscience?
David Hall, professor of church history,Harvard Divinity School
January 17, 2006

God’s Asian Names: Rendering the Bible God in Asian Contexts
Archie Chi Chung Lee, professor of theology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
June 13, 2005

“The General Point of View” in Hume’s Treatise
Naoki Yajima, associate professor of ethics, Keiwa University
June 6, 2005

 


AY2004-2005

A Story about “Holy Land”: Reading Mitri Raheb’s I am a
Palestinian Christian

Mika Yamamori, senior lecturer, Tel Aviv University (OT Studies)
February 4, 2005

The Birth of Monotheism in Ancient Israel, Revisited
Koichi Namiki, professor of Biblical Studies
December 17, 2004

The Birth of “Play”: From Aesthetics of Kant and Schiller to early Nietzche
Hitomi Goromaru, lecturer, Tama Art University
May 30, 2004 (Co-sponsorred by the ICU Society for the Study of Comparative Culture)

How Far Can Theology and Philosophy Dialogue
Osamu Sakai, professor emeritus of philosophy, Kyoto Univeristy
May 25, 2004

Intertexts in the Gospel according to Matthew
Ulrich Luz, professor emeritus of NT studies, Bern University
May 17, 2004

 


AY2003-2004

Lady Audley’s Colourful Secrets: Pre-Raphaelite Painting and the Sensation Novel
Clair Hughes, professor of literature
February 20, 2004 (farewell lecture)

Canons of American Fiction: Then and Now
Peter Rawlings, professor of literature, University of the West England, Bristol
Janurary 9, 2004

Ein Versuch zur Bildung einer interkulturellen Utopie — Die Naechstenliebe des Christentums und die Upanischaden in der schopenhauerschen Ethik
Chizuko Hashimoto, research fellow of philosophy, ICC
December 17, 2003

Baqashot: Quasi-liturgical Music of the Oriental Jewry in Jerusalem
Kumiko Yayama, ethnomusicology, lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
October 17, 2003

Kanzo Uchimura’s Poetic Works in the 1890s
Yoshiya Imataka, former research fellow of history of Japanese thought and literature, Miyagi Gakuin / ICC
October 27, 2003

The Epistemological Foundation of Mutuality in British Empiricism
Naoki Yajima, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Keiwa University
May 26, 2003 (Co-sponsorred by the ICU Society for the Study of Comparative Culture)

 


AY2002-2003

Liberal Arts Education at High Schools of Prewar Japan
Professor Hideichi Fukuda (Division of Humanities, Japanese Literature)
2003/1/28 (Farewell Lecture, Co-sponsored by ICU Institute of Asian Cultural Studies)

St. Augustine on Freedom
Professor Masao Okano (Division of Humanities, Philosophy)
Fabruary 13, 2003 (Farewell Lecture)

Neoplatonism and the history of Western philosophy
Fumiaki Okazaki, professor of philosophy, Kanazawa University
January 28, 2003

“What colours do virtues wear?”: Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia
Aki Ito, assistant professor of Art, Humanities Division
January 21, 2003

Rembrandt-Leiden-Siebold connection
Willem van Gulik, professor of history of art, Universiteit Leiden
2002/11/4 (Co-sponsored with the Student Services Division)

Musical Life at Cathedrals and Chapels in the Church of England
Teruhiko Nasu, associate professor of musicology, Aoyama Gakuin University
October 25, 2002

Society and Religion in Wilhelmine Germany with Particular Reference to Adolf von Harnack
Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, professor of theology and ethics at Das Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
September 26, 2002

Hymnology in Japan
Shun’ichi Teshirogi, research fellow of hymnology
September 13, 2002 (Co-sponsored by the ICU Sacred Music Center)

 


AY2001-2002

Fading Kakure Kirishitan heritage on Goto islands
Megumi Takasaki, lecturer of religion and anthropology, Toyo University / ICU
January 22, 2002 (Co-sponsored by the ICU Society for the Study of Comparative Culture)

Leibniz, the Realist
Kiyoshi Sakai, professor of philosophy, Gakushuin University
December 17, 2001

Modernity in 18-century Japan: Eclectic Travelers Discovering a New Reality
Herbert Plutschow, professor of Japanese literature, University of California, Los Angeles
November 12, 2001

Panim (faces) in the Old Testament
Shigehiro Nagano, professor of OT studies, Keiwa College
October 30, 2001

Text and Image in Medieval English Religious Manuscripts
Takami Matsuda, professor of medieval English literature and history of ideas, Keio University
September 18, 2001

Heidegger’s Phenomenology of Technology
Hayo Krombach, research fellow of philosophy, Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics
June 15, 2001

 


AY2000-2001

An Encounter of Poetic and Religious Spirits in Interwar Japan
Yoshiya Imataka, former ICC fellow of Japanese thought, Miyagi Gakuin
January 26, 2001

Christianity: A Jewish Perspective
Rachel Elior, professor of Jewish mysticism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
September 20, 2000

Diana, Princess of Wales, and British Identity
John Taylor, visiting professor, ICU/professor of history, Southern Illinois University
May 22, 2000

The East Comes West: Asian Religions in America
Carl T. Jackson, professor of history, University of Texas, El Paso
May 15, 2000 (Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Comparative Culture)

Christian Intercultural Education in Hawaii
Ryo Yoshida, associate professor of history of music, Doshisha University
May 12, 2000 (Co-sponsored by the College-wide Program, College of Liberal Arts)

Politics and Religion in Islam: The Case of Suhrawardi
Norio Suzuki, assistant professor of Islamic studies/political philosophy, Aichi University
May 8, 2000

 


AY1999-2000

The Odyssey and the Sea: A Focus on the Salvation of Odysseus, the Wanderer
Shigenari Kawashima, professor of classics, ICU
March 4, 2000

The Benign God in Milton’s Paradise Lost
Kazuaki Saito, professor of English literature, ICU
February 15, 2000

God and the Nature in Jukichi Yagi’s Literature
Yoshiya Imataka, ICC visiting fellow of history of Japanese thought
January 11, 2000

Constantinos Cavafis, the man and the poet
Constantinos Vassis, poet, former ICC visiting fellow, former Greek ambassador to Japan
December 9, 1999

A Secret Visit: Goethe and the Swiss Pastor’s Wife
Adolf Muschg, novelist, former lecturer of German literature, ICU
November 2, 1999

Music in Blind Education of Meiji Japan
Shun’ichi Teshirogi, ICC visiting fellow of hymnology
October 20, 1999

Philosophy of History: Its Possibility, Meaning and Method
Atsushi Tanaka, professor of philosophy, ICU
September 24, 1999

 


AY1998-1999

Man, Nature and God in To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf and Plato
Takako Niwa, professor of English and English literature, Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine
December 9, 1998

Music and Missions: Christianity and School Music in Meiji Japan
Shinichi Teshirogi, history of Christian music in Japan, Ferris University
May 28, 1998

Bible in the American Public School’s Classroom
Benjamin C. Duke, professor of education, ICU
May 19, 1998

 


AY1997-1998

The Protestant Century: Christianity in Japan, quo vadis?
Stuart D.B. Picken, professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration
February 13, 1998

An Issue of the Oral Torah in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Maimonides vs. Crescas
Isaiah Teshima, lecturer of Hebrew Bible, Rikkyo University
November 11,1997

Modern Greek Literature: Its Background and Main Features
Constantinos Vassis, poet essayist and former Greek ambassador to Japan
June 5, 1997

Christians in Muslim Spain: Attempts at Co-existence in 9th Century Cordoba
Adachi Kaori, Ph.D., ICU Graduate School of Comparative Culture, 1997
May 9, 1997

 


AY1996-1997

New Perspective on the Decalogue
Yasumasa Ono, professor of Old Testament studies, Kwassui Women’s College
December 13, 1996

Why Doesn’t Biblical Hebrew Have Words for evil, fear, or anger? — A Linguistic Analysis
John Myhill, associate professor of English department, University of Haifa
September 27, 1996

Besieged LDS Intellectuals: The Mormon Encounter with Modern Secular Thought
Hiroshi Takahashi, professor of American studies and comparative culture, Shukutoku University
June 14, 1996

Christian Understanding of Freedom
Earnest Gordon, Dean of the University Chapel, emeritus, Princeton
May 21, 1996 (Co-sponsored with the Religious Center)

Monuments of the Early Christian Period in Bulgaria and South-East Europe
Julia Valeva, senior research member, Institute of History of Art, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
May 14, 1996

 


AY1995-1996

The Significance of the Christian University Today
John B. Cobb, Jr., emeritus professor of Theology, Claremont Graduate School
October 16, 1995 (Co-sponsored with ICU Religious Center)

Religion in Higher Education
John F. Wilson, Professor of Religion, Princeton University
September 26, 1995 (Co sponsored with ICU Religious Center)

Religious Pluralism and the Uniqueness of Jesus
Yung Han Kim, professor of theology, Soong Sil University
June 27, 1995

Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Mission in Japan — A Peculiar Case of Religious Encounter between East and West
Evgeny Steiner, associate researcher, Sophia University
April 11, 1995

 


AY1994-1995

The Spirituality of the Old Testament
Rolf Knierim, emeritus professor of Theology, Claremont Graduate School
May 30, 1994

 


AY1993-1994

Religion and Politics in a Secular African State: The Nigerian Case
F.U. Okafor, senior lecturer of University of Nigeria
December 17, 1993

Herodotus and Religion
John P.A.Gould, emiritus professor of Greek, University of Bristol
November 2, 1993

 


■ Thematic Lecture Series


■ ICC’s 50th anniversary Open Lecture Series

Humanities: The Next Fifty Years

The Roles of Humanities in our Society
Yoichiro P. Murakami, Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science / STS, The University of Tokyo / ICU
May 9, 2014

Symposium  (October 10 – 12, 2013)*
Transgression and Transcendence: What Makes Religion Radical?
(On Dante and the Sense of Transgression: ‘The Trespass of the Sign’)

* Sponsored by JICUF (Japan ICU Foundation)

The Humanities and the Ideal of Wholeness―Epic Pasts, Partisan Presents, Plural Futures
Professor William Franke, University of Macao (Philosophy and Religion) and Vanderbilt University (Comparative Literature, Italian, and Religious Studies)
October 12, 2013

“Umile e alta più che creatura” (Par. 33.2): Marian Humility, Theosis, and the Transgression of the Commedia
Assistant Professor Brian Reynolds, Fu Jen Catholic University (Medieval Italian Literature, and Mariology)
October 11, 2013

Grammatical Language and the Impossibility of Experience: Agamben’s Transformation of Heideggerian Hermeneutics
Associate Professor Anthony Adler, Yonsei University (Continental Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Literary Theory)
October 10, 2013

Exemplarity and Narrative in the Greek Tradition
Douglas L. Cairns, Professor of Classics, The University of Edinburgh
June 10, 2013

Time and the Human in Sophoclean Tragedy
Shigenari Kawashima, Professor Emeritus of Classics
May 28, 2013

 


■ What is the Proprium of the Humanities?

Some Aspects of the Expressions concerning Fate in Homeric Epics
Yoshinori Sano, Senior Associate Professor of Classics and Philosophy
June 16, 2010

Love, Nature, Quotidian: Sense Inhabiting Life
Shoichiro Iwakiri, Professor of Literature
April 21, 2010

“Idle and Extravagant Stories in Verse”: 400 Years of Story-Telling, from Sir Gawain to Wordsworth
Christopher Simons, Associate Professor of Literature
November 10, 2009

Hume’s Theory of Sympathy as the Principle of Human Nature
Naoki Yajima, Senior Associate Professor of Philosophy
November 4, 2009

The Mode of Chinese Thoughts: Art of Divination and Yin-Yang Five Elements Theory
Tomoko Koto, professor of Chinese Philosophy
June 10, 2009

To Know Myself – Dialogue with the Transcendent
Masao Okano, professor emeritus of philosophy, ICU (President, Ferris Jogakuin)
May 13, 2009

Art-Craft, East-West: New Polarities in Taisho-era Tokyo
Richard Wilson, professor of Art / Archaeology, ICU
February 20, 2009

Essential Facts of Life: H. D. Thoreau & Emily Dickinson
Naoki Onishi, professor of literature / American studies, ICU
January 21, 2009

Saint Anthony’s Temptations / Les Tentations de Saint-Antoine
Christine Kodama, senior associate professor of French literature, ICU (presider/interpreter: Prof. Shoichiro Iwakiri)
October 29, 2008

Why Do People Need Music?
Masakata Kanazawa, professor emeritus of music, ICU
September 24, 2008

Conceptualizing the Human Being: From the Biological to the Anthropological
Yoichiro P. Murakami, professor of history and philosophy of science / science, technology and society, ICU
June 11, 2008

Beyond the Limits (kokoro: the essence of Japanese traditional culture)
Tzvetana Kristeva, professor of Japanese literature, ICU
May 28, 2008

Is God Dead? Then, Isn’t Humanity Dead?
Atsushi Tanaka, professor of philosophy, ICU
April 30, 2008

Freedom of the God, Freedom of the Man: Human Dignity in the Book of Job
Koichi Namiki, professor emeritus of Hebrew Bible Studies, ICU
February 13, 2008

Human Beings and Beyond: On the Problems of Honor and “Justice of Retaliation” in Greek Literature
Shigenari Kawashima, professor emeritus of classics, ICU (Professor, Otsuma Women’s University)
December 7, 2007

Some Thoughts on the Role of the Human(ities) in Modern Society
Gerhard Schepers, professor emeritus of German literature, ICU
November 20, 2007

To Err is Human, To Forgive is Also Human
Anri Morimoto, professor of theology, ICU
October 5, 2007

 


■ Time, Space and Travel

Time and Space in the Novel
Christine Kodama, professor of French literature
September 17, 1999

Literature and Time — Modification of signifie
Shoichiro Iwakiri, assistant professor of French literature
October 29, 1996

The Allegory of the Voyage — Its Spiritual Implications
Philip Edwards, emeritus professor (English literature), University of Liverpool
June 2, 1995

History and Climate (Fudo), or Time and Space in Style, as Observed in Tetsuro Watsuji’s Criticism of Martin Heidegger
Atsushi Tanaka, professor of philosophy
September 30, 1994

 


■ Style

Style in English Poetry — On Contemporary Poets
Kazuaki Saito, professor of English and American literature
October 28,1994

Style and Representation in Kenzan Ware
Richard Wilson, associate professor of art and archaeology
June 16, 1994

The Floral Woman — A 19th Century Theme in Literature and Art
Clair F. Hughes, associate professor of English and American literature
May 6, 1994

On the Wall Paintings in the Catacomb at Via Latina, Rome
Tomo Miyasaka, lecturer, Nanzan University
April 23, 1993

Forget Not What You Were as a Novice
Kenichiro Sato, Professor, Musashino Art University
June 4, 1993

History of ‘Yugen’
Hideichi Fukuda, professor of Japanese literature
September 14, 1993

Musicians and the Tradition of the Stammbuch: Cases of
Haydon, Mozart and Beethoven
Tatsuhiko Itoh, assistant professor of music
October 15, 1993

Style and Ritual in Politics, Religion and Society
Stuart D.B.Picken, professor of philosophy
April 24, 1992

Form, Style, Pattern
Ryoen Minamoto, former professor of intellectual history
September 18, 1992 (cosponsored by the graduate school of comparative culture)

Loss of Awareness: Style and Quest of Scientific Cognition — Can Style be conceptualized at all? —
Atsushi Tanaka, professor of philosophy
October 30, 1992

The Form and Face of God in the Old Testament
Koichi Namiki, professor of religion
December 18, 1992