Kick-off event 2017

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Photograph by Jannick Scherrer


The TIMEJ project was launched with a 3-day kick-off event on September 13th-15th, 2017.

On the first day, the group members met for a closed meeting to discuss the general methodology - specifically, the theory of symbolic forms - and various administrative topics relevant to this 5 year project.

The second day was dedicated to introducing the TIMEJ project to the public. Throughout the day, we held four open sessions in which we presented the research plans of the four research areas. This was a valuable opportunity to discuss the individual project outlines with colleagues from various fields, such as medievalists and japanologists.


Photograph by Jannick Scherrer


The main event occurred in the evening: The TIMEJ project was publicly presented at the University of Zurich with a formal aperitif accompanying the inauguration. Prof. Fujisawa Kenta, director of the Yamaguchi University Research Institute for the Study of Time, visited us in Zurich on this occasion and opened the event with an address of welcome.

The last day, the TIMEJ team held an internal team building event and explored the historic city centre of Zurich on a guided tour.



Photograph by Jannick Scherrer