Temporary outline and program for July WS in Kobe, drafted by Togo Tsukahara, Jun 24, 2014.
>> updated on May 10. >> May 19. (version 1)>> Jun.24 (version 2)

The 3rd International Workshop on JSPS project of Historical Studies on Japanese Imperial Sciences and Its Network

“Science and Empires, what is the British Networks of Science?:
from the perspective of colonial forestry and environment management.”

◆Date and venue: 5(sat.)
6(sun.), July, 2014, at Takigawa Memorial Hall, Kobe University.

◆Access: http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/guid/access/
◆Local organizer: Prof. Dr. Togo Tsukahara

*This workshop is supported by JSPS Kakenhi Grant Number 24240108 [Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A),
Historical Studies on Japanese Imperial Sciences and Its Network, represented by Prof. Shin Changeon, Tokyo University of Science.
This workshop is also co-organized by Kobe-Osaka Branch and Kyoto Branch of the Japanese Society for the History of Science.


◆Preliminary Program for the July 5th (Saturday)

◆General Session: theory(-ies) on "Science and Empires", what is British Network(s) of Science?

◆Organized and Chaired by: Togo Tsukahara and Shin Chang-Geon.

◆Time Schedule
14:00-14:30: Shin Chang-Geon on the outline of JSPS project.

14:30-15:30  Keynote Speech: Brett Bennett, "The Consolidation and Reconfiguration of 'British' Networks of Science, 1800-1970".

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:30  Discussant: Shigeo Kato (Waseda University), from Japanese perspective on "Science and Empires". 
16:30-17:30  General discussion

18:00-19:30  Reception  Takigawa Memorial Hall, Kobe University.

 (JPY 5000 for domestic participants, JPY8000 for JSPS supported members.)



◆Preliminary Program for the July 6th (Sunday)

◆10:00-17:00 Specific Session: Colonial Forestry and Environmental History

◆10:00-12:00 Session (1) Network of Science on Geography and Forestry: British and Japanese cases.

Organized by Togo Tsukahara.

Shoko Mizuno (Shimonoseki Municipal University), British colonial scientific networks in the United Nations Scientific Conference on the Conservation and Utilization of Resources.
Van Makita (Kyoto University) and Togo Tsukahara (Kobe University),
Colonial Sciences on Geography, Forestry and Meteorology: Japanese colonial documents kept in Kyoto University.
Commentater: Dr. Akihisa Setoguchi

◆13:00-14:30  Session (2) Forestry in the British Empire

Organized by Akihisa Setoguchi (Kyoto University) and Tatsushi Fujiwara(Kyoto University)

Brett Bennette (University of Western Sydney) and Gregory Barton , Networks of Empire Forestry: India and the British World.
Yukako Tani (Tohoku Gakuin University), 
Forestry and Forest Administration in British Burma.
Commentater: Taro Takemoto (University of Tokyo)  30 min x two talks, and 15 min comment, 15 min Q&A

◆15:00-16:30   Session (3) Forestry and Environment Management in the Japanese Empire.

Organized by Akihisa Setoguchi (Kyoto University) and Tatsushi Fujiwara(Kyoto University)

Koji Nakashima (Kanazawa University), “’Resourcing of Forest and Forestry Capital in the Japanese Empire.
Taisaku Komeie (Kyoto University),
Forestry and Swidden Agriculture in Colonial Korea: Japanese Survey and Representation.

Commentater: Prof. Dr. Gregory Barton

30 min x two talks, and 15 min comment, 15 min Q&A

16:30-17:00 General Discussion chaired by Togo Tsukahara.



Purpose of this Workshop, and outlines. (preliminary)

This Workshop is initiated by Prof. Dr. Togo Tsukahara (Kobe University) and Prof. Shin Changeon, aided by a grant, Historical Studies on Japanese Imperial Sciences and Its Network, (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant Number 24240108), represented by a research team leader Prof. Shin Changeon (Tokyo University of Science).

On this research groups, see: 

Our research group related to this JSPS project is working on Japanese Imperial Sciences, and sheds new light on its
Networking in and around the former Japanese Empire, so-called East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.Along monographic research by each 14 specialist members into disciplines, like imperial climatology/meteorology, interface of local and colonial medicine in colonies, Japanese overseas anthropology/ethnography, colonial biology and agriculture, mathematics and physics in Manchuria, seismology and geo-sciences of extended Japan, we carry on comparative research with other colonial superpowers.
For such comparative study, we share a recent book among our members, edited by B. M. Bennett and J. M. Hodge, (2011), Science and Empire: Knowledge and Networks of Science Across the British Empire 1800-1970.We come to be convinced that this work provided us with the most recent insights from British perspective.Therefore, it is our idea to invite Dr. Bennett to Japan, who is the first editor of this book, and contributed an article, The Consolidation and Reconfiguration of British Networks of Science, 1800-1970, (pp 30-44.) in this book, and have an International Workshop together.Dr. Brett Bennett is currently affiliated as Lecturer to University of Western Sydney.For a brief profile, and a list of works by Dr. Brett Bennett, see:http://www.uws.edu.au/ics/people/researchers/brett_bennett
In addition to general discussion on "British" network of Science, Dr. Bennett works on environmental history, especially that of history of colonial forestry. He contributed an article to the book he edited, Bennett, B. M. 2011, A Networked Approach to the Origins of Forestry Education in India, 1855-1885'. Here again, from the title shows, "networked approach" is corresponding to the "network" methodology our research group, so we expect to have fruitful exchange on this respect.

We therefore decided to have a two sessions: one is about general theoretical theme on
British-ness in colonial sciences: the other is about specific topic on colonial forestry and environmental history.
For those two themes, we asked our expert members Dr. Setoguchi (history of biology) and Dr. Fujiwara (history of agriculture) will help organizing specialist
s session on forestry and environment, to discuss characteristic of both British and Japanese colonial forestry and environmental management.

(to be continued.)