The Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities, JADH2021 “Digital Humanities and COVID-19”, are provided below in PDF format.

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Note that all times listed correspond to JST (UTC +9). You may use this link to find the exact time of the conference opening in your timezone.

September 6, 2021 (Monday): Workshop

The Workshops will be conducted in Japanese. Please see the workshop page for more information: Workshop page

September 7, 2021 (Tuesday): Day 1

September 8, 2021 (Wednesday): Day 2

Break and free talk rooms

Independent of the main sessions, break and free talk rooms will be open from 10:00 to 19:00 every day.

Detailed Programme (Day 2 & 3)



Room A


Chair: Ayako Shibutani

  • Taizo Yamada (The University of Tokyo, Japan): Local Organizer, Chair
  • Yuta Hashimoto (National Museum of Japanese History, Japan): Program Committee, Chair

Long Paper 1: Visuality

Room A


Chair: Chifumi Nishioka

Long Paper 2: Literature and poetry

Room B


Chair: Hajime Murai

Board meeting

A different zoom meeting


Plenary Session I

Room A


Chair: Ikki Ohmukai

Kyoko Haga

Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo

Keener than Connoisseurs’ Eyes: Analysis and Experience of Ancient Art through Virtual Reality (VR)

Kyoko Sengoku-Haga is Professor of Art History with the Center for Evolving Humanities in the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology at the University of Tokyo. Her research focuses on both religious and technical aspects of Western Classical art, and regarding the latter, from 2007 she has been conducting a joint research project with Prof. Katsushi Ikeuchi and Prof. Takeshi Oishi in the Computer Vision Laboratory of the Institute of Industrial Science at the same university. She is also a project member of the Virtual Reality Educational Research Center and a fellow of the Art Center, both of which are organizations within the University of Tokyo. She has written books and articles on Greek and Roman Art, including The Ancient Sculpture of Rhodes (2006, Collegium Mediterranistarum Herend Award in 2007) and History of Western Art, vol. 1 (2017, main author), and supervised several special exhibitions on ancient Greek and Roman art such as A Journey to the Land of Immortals: Treasures of Ancient Greece (Tokyo National Museum, 2016) and Roman Wall Paintings of Pompeii (Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo, 2016). From 2017 she is promoting a VR Art Appreciation project of special art exhibitions in collaboration with Asahi Shimbun-sha.

Long Paper 3: Architecture

Room A


Chair: Kiyonori Nagasaki

Short Paper 1: Text analysis

Room B


Chair: Ayaka Uesaka

Poster Presentation Session

Room A & 1 - 14


Chair: Christian Wittern

Free Talk



Plenary Session II

Room A


Chair: Satoru Nakamura

Paula R. Curtis

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, University of California

(Dis)Connections in Digital Japanese Studies

Paula R. Curtis is a historian of premodern Japan and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on metal caster organizations from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries and their relationships with elite institutions. She also works on documentary forgery production and socioeconomic networks during Japan’s late medieval period. She is interested in digital humanities and the use of digital tools to analyze premodern historical sources. She manages and collaborates in several online projects, including the Digital Humanities Japan initiative; an online database for resources related to East Asia; the blog What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?; and the digital archive Carving Community: The Landis-Hiroi Collection.

Long Paper 4: Historical texts

Room A


Chair: Asanobu Kitamoto


Room A


Long Paper 5: DH and the pandemic

Room A


Chair: Nobuhiko Kikuchi

Short Paper 2: Archiving and analysis of cultural heritages

Room B


Chair: A. Charles Muller

Short Paper 3: Digitization under the pandemic

Room A


Chair: Akihiro Kawase


Room A


Chair: Ayako Shibutani

  • Masahiro Shimoda (The University of Tokyo, Japan)