About the Workshop

“Making Modern Citizens: Politics, Cultures, and Struggles for Social Reform” is a project involving Japanese and UNC historians that will occur in two stages.  In September, 2011, seven scholars from a Japanese project team of thirteen historians will visit the UNC campus for a two-day workshop that will be open to the public. In June, 2012, three historians from UNC will travel to Japan for a symposium that will be open to the public at Senshu University in Tokyo.

A central theme of the project is the spread of “modernity” during the nineteenth and twentieth century as a global diffusion of ideas, attitudes, and values that merits analysis from multiple transnational perspectives.  The papers will focus on Japan, the United States, Britain, and Germany.

For more information about the symposium in Tokyo, please click on the following link: http://www.isc.senshu-u.ac.jp/~thb0668/kaken_HPfiles/index.html

There are plans for a limited publication of the papers and the discussants’ remarks presented in both Chapel Hill and Tokyo.

The project is supported by a grant that the Japanese team received from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and by the Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill.