Oberlin Big History Project

Special Lectures in the 2018 academic year

TOWARD A NEW
COSMIC MYTH

October 23, 2018
SPECIAL LECTURE No. 1
"Explaining Earth History by Cosmoclimatology" (tentative)
Hiroko MIYAHARA 
(cosmoclimatologist, associate professor, Musashino Art University)

Transcript To be uploaded

Online
Hiroko Miyahara's website (Japanese)
       Profile (Musashino Art Univ. / researchmap)
Hiroko Miyahara @hirokomiyahara on Twitter

Books
Miyahara, Hiroko (2014) How Many Global Changes Can Be Elucidated by Cosmic Climate?: Explaining the Past, the Present, and the Future of the Earth by Solar Activity, Kyoto: Kagaku Dojin (Japanese).
Eddy, John (2012) Solar Activity and the Earth: The Sun Governs Life and Environment on the Earth, Yosuke Kamide and Hiroko Miyahara (translators), Tokyo: Maruzen Publishing (Japanese).

Interview
Miyahara, Hiroko (2015, Jun. 29) "Explain Weather by Solar Activity!: A Challenge of Cosmoclimatology An Interview with Ms. Hiroko Miyahara, the author of How Many Global Changes Can Be Elucidated by Cosmic Climate?," SYNODOS (Japanese).

November 20, 2018
SPECIAL LECTURE No. 2
"Thinking about Big History from the Punan Living in Forests: Beyond the Human" (tentative)
Katsumi OKUNO 
(anthropologist, professor, Rikkyo University)

Transcript To be unploaded

Online
Katusmi Okuno's Homepage (Japanese)
       Profile (Rikkyo Univ. / researchmap)
Katsumi Okuno @berayung on Twitter
Blog "Diary of Just An Ethnographer" (Japanese)
Blog "Ingold's Anthropology" (Japanese)

Books
Okuno, Katsumi (2018) What An Anthropologist Has Thought through Living with the People in Forests Who Need neither Gratitude nor Apology,
Tokyo: Aki Shobo (Japanese).
Okuno, Katsumi and Toshiaki Ishikura eds. (2018) Lexicon of Contemporary Anthropology, Tokyo: Ibunsha (Japanese).
Willerslev, Rane (2018) Soul Hunters: An Anthropology of the Siberian Yukaghirs' Animisnm,
Katsumi Okuno, Shiaki Kondo, and Fukachi Furukawa (translators),
Tokyo: Aki Shobo (Japanese).
Kohn, Eduardo (2016) Forests Think: An Anthropology beyond the Human,
Katsumi Okuno and Hiroshi Kondo (translation supervisors);
Shiaki Kondo and Shu Nimonjiya (translators), Tokyo: Aki Shobo (Japanese).

Dialogue
Okuno, Katsumi and Hideyuki Takano (2018, Jul. 20-25) "The Present State of Knowledge over 'Peripheries': On the occasion of publication of What An Anthropologist Has Thought through Living with the People in Forests Who Need neither Gratitude nor Apology", Weekly Dokushojin Web (Japanese).

December 18, 2018
SPECIAL LECTURE No. 3
"How to Draw a Myth of the Future: Your Own Role in the Cosmos" (tentative)
Miwa KOMATSU
(contemporary artist)

Transcript To be uploaded

Online
Miwa Komatsu Official Site (Japanese except for the Biography)
Miwa Komatsu on Facebook (Japanese)
Miwa_Komatsu @miwa_komatsu_official on Instagram
Miwa Komatsu (Official) @komatsumiwa on Twitter (Japanese)
Miwa Komatsu Official Blog "Miwa Codes For A Millennium Ahead" on Ameba (Japanese).

Exhibition
October 7th Sunday – November 4th Sunday 2018 "'The World of Prayer' MIWA KOMATSU, " Chouyou Art Festival, Fukushima Biennale 2018, Chusaku O'yama Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Civil Exchange Center, Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima.

Books
Miwa Komatsu (2018) Finding My Own Role in the World: A Way to Create the Best Artworks
Tokyo: Diamond [Japanese essays].
Miwa Komatsu (2015) MIWA KOMATSU WORKS (English Edition), Creek & River, Amazon Kindle Store [Digital photo book].
Miwa Komatsu (2014) Miwa Komatsu—A Trail of Her 20s—2004-2014, Tokyo: KADOKAWA [Japanese book of paintings].

Interviews
"A Retrospective Exhibition at Age 33: Miwa Komatsu Tells Her Prayful Works" (2018, Aug. 18) Yahoo! Life Magazine (Japanese).
"Contemporary Artist Miwa Komatsu's Way to Find 'Her Own Role'" (2018, May 25) HOLICS (Japanese).
"Learn the Tips of Inspirations from the Internationally Admired Artist Miwa Komatsu" (2018, Feb. 21) CANARY (Japanese).
"Ask Miwa Komatsu, 'What's your turning point?'" (2017, Novemebr 28 – Dec. 1)  J.Score Style (Japanese).
"Miwa Komatsu's Future Vision at Age 32: I Don't Care about My Age. I Will Foster My Soul and Live until 120." (2017, Jul. 5) ELLE (Japanese).

2017