Interdisciplinary Edo:

New Perspectives on Early Modern Japan

A Workshop and Symposium at the University of Arizona

November 14 -16, 2019

This workshop seeks to bring together emerging scholars to think across conventional disciplinary boundaries toward an integrated approach to Japan’s early modern period. By taking historical, religious, literary, art historical, and a variety of other perspectives into account, we hope to create a productive forum for a new, transdisciplinary conversation on political formation, social interaction, and cultural proliferation under the Great Peace of the Tokugawa regime.


Meet our invited speakers

Each of our guest speakers has a unique perspective to bring to the discussion. Learn more about their research.

Our Sponsors

This workshop was made possible thanks to a Faculty Research Grant from the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Department of East Asian Studies Department, Department of Religious Studies and Classics, and Center for Buddhist Studies for their generous support of our program.

For any questions, please contact Joshua Schlachet at