Ninth "Africa in Front of Us" Seminar: "Disabled People who Cross the Border / People with Leprosy who Create a Village"

published: 2014-07-03

Event Overview


In this seminar two young researchers who conduct field research on Africa at Kyoto University will talk about how disabled people and people with leprosy in Africa establish their own independent living measures while crossing the border and social boundary.

We would like to seek ambiguous meaning of living independently from rich practices of people with disabilities/illnesses in Africa.

Let's take ourselves to a stone's throw from Africa.

Outline of Lecture

Date:June 27, 2014(Fri)17:00-19:00
Place:#211 Keigakukan Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Host:Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
Participation: Free of Charge / No Advance Application Necessary

Lecturers:Mikako Toda(Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies,Kyoto University)
Akie Kyo(The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
Host/Comment:Sayaka Ogawa(Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)


17:00-17:05 Event Overview(Sayaka Ogawa)
17:05-17:35 Lecture 1(Mikako Toda)
17:35-18:05 Lecture 2(Akie Kyo)
18:05-18:20 Comment(Sayaka Ogawa)
18:20-19:00 Q & A


Administrative Office, Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Tojiinkita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577
TEL: +81-75-465-8475
FAX: +81-75-465-8245

* There is no parking available at the venue, so please use public transportation.