“Astghik Hovhannisyan delivered a lecture on "”Wandering” infectious diseases: trachoma and migration in modern Japan".
On March 13, senior lecturer of the Department of World History and Foreign Regional Studies Astghik Hovhannisyan gave a lecture on "”Wandering” infectious diseases: trachoma and migration in modern Japan" at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto (Nitibunken). The lecture was held in a hybrid format at the invitation of the Japanese side.
“I participate in a project called “Global migration across oceans and along rivers: People, goods, flora, fauna in modern Japan, Southeast Asia, and Latin America" and at the request of the head of our scientific group Camuo Negava (researcher in Nitibunken), I delivered an open lecture”, - she shared.
According to Astghik Hovhannisyan, in light of recent events and the spread of coronavirus infection, Japanese interest in the topic of the lecture was very high: "I told the audience about infectious diseases, also referrIng to the social background of the issue."
It should be noted that along with the National Institute of Japanese Literature, the National Museum of Japanese History and the National Museum of Ethnology, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nitibunken) is one of the National Institutes of Humanities. The center focuses on research on Japanese culture.
Translated by Elen Minasyan,
I year Master’s Student in Translation & Interpretation, RAU