Symposium on 1611 Earthquake and Tsunami seeks to bridge the Humanities and Sciences

Symposium on 1611 Earthquake and Tsunami Seeks to Bridge the Humanities and Sciences

The International Research Institute of Disaster Science has organized a symposium on the devastating 1611 Keicho Oshu Earthquake and Tsunami (formerly the Keicho Sanriku Earthquake and Tsunami).

In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, researchers have examined this event in finer detail. Historical documents and tsunami simulations based on tsunami residues have revealed that the extent of the damage was greater than previously thought.

This symposium sees scholars of history, archaeology, geology, and tsunami engineering gather to discuss the latest research on the Keicho Oshu Earthquake and Tsunami. It offers the opportunity to weave together viewpoints from the humanities and physical sciences.

This hybrid event can be attended either virtually or in-person. Coronavirus prevention measures will be in place and in-person attendance is capped at 80 people.

The event will be entirely in Japanese. Registration is required and can be done from the link below.

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Language: Japanese
Registration: Click here
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, 1st floor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University / Online via Zoom

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