Events 2016

8 NOV, IGS Seminar “The Lives of Samurai Women of the Edo Period”

20161108bDate: Tuesday, 8 November, 19:00-20:30
Venue: Room 125(本館125室), Main Building, Ochanomizu University

Luke Roberts(University of California Santa Barbara)

This talk will describe the lives of samurai women of the Mori house in Tosa domain in the Edo period.  The Mori house was an average 200 koku house of the rank of mounted guard.  Patterns of government documentation tend to erase the presence of samurai women and make it difficult to recover stories of their lives, yet the abundant Mori family records allow us to reconstruct stories of their lives and also uncover many of the untruths in daimyo government records that were created to preserve an image of stable patriarchy.

Laura Nenzi(IGS, Ochanomizu University/ University of Tennessee)

 Prior registration required(Admission Free)   Registration Form

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