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Workshop: "Networks of Exchange: William E. Griffis and the Meiji Collections at Rutgers, Cornell, and Beyond"
Friday, 8 March 2024,  2:00pm
Location Alexander Library, Pané Room
Contact Haruko Wakabayashi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

"Networks of Exchange: William E. Griffis and the Meiji Collections at Rutgers, Cornell, and Beyond"

Guest Speaker:  Daniel J. McKee, Ph.D. (The "Other" W.E. Griffis Collection at Cornell University)

Panelists:

Elizabeth Pallitto, Ph.D.  (Materials of the Japan Mission at the Archives of the Reformed Church in America)

Nicole Simpson, Ph.D.  (Meiji Prints and Photographs at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University)

Fernanda Perrone, Ph. D.  (The William E. Griffis Collection at Rutgers University)

Haruko Wakabayashi, Ph.D.  (Collections in Tokyo and Fukui, Japan)

Moderator:

Joseph M. Henning, Ph.D. (Rochester Institute of Technology/Author of Interpreting the Mikado's Empire: The Writings of William Elliot Griffis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021)

This workshop brings together librarians, archivists, and scholars from Cornell University, Rutgers University, and the adjacent Archives of the Reformed Church in America to introduce the unique contents and contexts of their collections, focusing specifically on the materials from Meiji Japan that shed light on the late nineteenth- early twentieth-century networks that spanned across the Pacific. With Prof. Henning as the moderator, we invite the audience to explore various topics of research and methods of use of the Griffis papers and correspondence, the Christian missionary materials, photographs and Meiji prints