The WIAS “Megacities of Islam: Jakarta and Cairo” research group will hold their third seminar of the 2014 academic year on February 12th (Thu) 2015 at Waseda University.
The Waseda IAS center will host, as detailed below, the third seminar of the 2014 academic year by the Japanese Ministry of Education’s “Megacities of Islam: Jakarta and Cairo” solicited joint research project. Archeologist So Hasegawa (JSPS Cairo Research Station), currently excavating ancient Roman era cites in the Nile Delta region, will explain how the Nile Delta’s geographic features relate to pre-Islamic cities and villages. Researcher Naoko Fukami will discuss the different types of city and the contexts that gave rise to the 18 megacities around the globe. After these two presentations, we will have a discussion about the history of cities, including what makes a city, the relationship between urban and non-urban environments, and more. Please join us.
February 12th (Thur) 2015, 17:00-19:00
Waseda University, Bldg #22, Room #715
Japanese (without English interpreting)
Yuta Uchiyama (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)17:00 – 17:40 Pre-Islamic Cities & Villages: Egypt
So Hasegawa (JSPS Cairo Research Station)17:40 – 18:30 The Five Types of City and the History of Megacities
Naoko Fukami (OIAS, Waseda University)18:30 – 19:00 Q&A / Discussion Period