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【Open Call】SDGS-ID Young Investigators' Meeting # 3 (Completed)

SDGS-ID Young Investigators' Meeting # 3
(Limited event for TU faculty and students)

【Date and time】: July 30, 2021 (Fri) 12:00-13:30
【Method】: Zoom * URL will be provided for registrants in the evening of July 29(Thu)
【Language】: Japanese
【Theme】: Epidemics in Historical Perspective
【Facilitators】: Hiroo Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and letters)
                        Yuichi Ebina (Associate professor, IRIDeS)
12:00-12:05 Opening
12:05-12:25 "Learning from the Epidemic Culture of Our Predecessors - The 2020 Ward-off Pestilence Project"(20 min.)
       Assoc. Prof. Yuichi Ebina
12:25-12:45 "Can the Coronavirus Attain Nirvana (Buddhahood)?"(20 min.)
       Prof. Hiroo Sato
12:45-13:20  -Question and answer session, discussion
13:20-13:30  Wrap up-

〇 Registration: Please fill out the form below to registration
〇 Deadline for registration: July 29, 2021 (Thu) 12:00

〇"Learning from the Epidemic Culture of Our Predecessors - The 2020 Ward-off Pestilence Project" (Yuichi Ebina)
  Please refer to the following website:(Japanese)

〇 "Can the Coronavirus Attain Nirvana (Buddhahood)?" ( Hiroo Sato )
Today we presuppose that our world consists of human beings,
while premodern societies considered that not only human beings but also animals, plants, the dead, the gods, and Buddha lived together.
Modernization excluded living beings such as animals, plants, viruses and bacteria, putting mankind in a privileged position in the process.
Viruses and bacteria which caused death were thought to be gods in  premodern societies .
However, they are thought to be evil in modern times.  
How did this crucial change happen? What sort of transformed world view  caused this change?
The Japanese have often embraced the perspective of animism and the idea that  “animals and plants attain Buddhahood.”
I believe that to see the above stated problem from this perspective can lead us to view
our world in a broader way in the near future.  
 A Center for Key Interdisciplinary Research, "System Design of Inclusive Society with Infectious Diseases" (SDGS-ID) is holding a meeting titled "SDGS-ID Young Investigators' Meeting" on the fourth Friday of every month, where young researchers can freely exchange their ideas on the issues that COVID-19 infectious diseases pose to society.
The meeting is designed mainly for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers at Tohoku University within 10 years of obtaining their doctorate, however, anyone with an interest in infectious diseases is welcome to attend, regardless of age or position.
We look forward to your participation, so please feel free to register.
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