Workshop on Digital Humanities, Linked Open Data and Games Research at Stuttgart Media University

On the 15th of August we held a small one-day workshop on the topics of digital humanities, linked open data and games research at Stuttgart Media University with colleagues from Leipzig University as well as a researcher from France starting work at Ritsumeikan University. The four presentations and the ensuing discussions revolved around some of the core interests of the JVMG project, but also offered interesting perspectives on potential future directions for expanding the project.

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Presenting at the 18. Deutschsprachigen Japanologentag

The three-day 18. Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag (18th German Language Japanese Studies Day) organized by the Institut für Modernes Japan at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf was held online at the end of August. We are happy to report that the JVMG project was represented with two different presentations at this central triennial German language conference on Japanese Studies. Digital humanities and open science in Japanese Studies were both major topics at the conference, and it was great to see so many excellent projects and initiatives.

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Presenting at Mechademia US Conference 2022 – Migration and Transition, Los Angeles, CA – June 28-29, 2022

We were very happy to be able to participate at the Mechademia US conference, which took place on June 28 and June 29, 2022. Held at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. This year’s theme centered around ‘migration and transition’: movement of media follows in the wake of movements of persons, and is as much affected by forces similar, if not the same, as those precipitating the movement of people. Anime and manga, and their contiguous media forms, are subjected to similar forces, encountering tensions, and undergoing transitions as they continue to establish themselves as a global media. Conference presenters approached such phenomena from a multitude of perspectives, ranging from singular case studies to at-scale, survey-like approaches.   

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Presenting at VI Foro Internacional de Creación en la Frontera: Manga in a postdigital environment

End of May we were honored to present at the amazing VI Foro Internacional de Creación en la Frontera: Manga in a postdigital environment symposium showcasing so many cutting edge developments in relation to manga research in the broader sense. The symposium was held in Pontevedra and organized by the dx5 digital_&_graphic_art_research research group at the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidade de Vigo.

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Presence at upcoming conferences and events update: Manga in a postdigital environment

Beyond the already posted upcoming conferences and events, we are very happy to report that we will be introducing the JVMG project at VI Foro Internacional de Creación en la Frontera: Manga in a postdigital environment, to be held May 30-31 in Pontevedra and organized by dx5 digital_&_graphic_art_research at the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidade de Vigo.

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