The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Thursday, March 24, 2005
《International Symposium》Religions, Secularism and Public Sphere

10:15 - 18:00, March 24, 2005
National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
the 4th Seminar Room

10:30 Opening
10:35 Opening Speech by TAKEZAWA Shoichiro (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:45 Key note speech "Religiouns, Secularism and Public Sphere" by Taral Asad (City University of New York)
11:45 discussion
12:00 lunch
13:00 2nd speech "Arab/Jews, sturuggles of Identity" by USUKI Akira (National Museum of Ethnology)
13:45 discussion
14:00 3rd Speech "*subject undecided" by OOSAWA Masachi (Kyoto University)
14:45 discussion
15:00 coffee break
15:30 general discussion
17:30 closure