NCTA Seminar Series - From Our Classroom to Yours:
PICTURE THIS: Traveling Through Time With Japanese Art and Manga
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 1:00-3:00pm EST
(12:00- 2:00pm CST)
Delivery: Via Zoom (meeting details sent after registration)
Who: Open to teachers and administrators in any state
Registration required: Registration link
Come follow the “Journey along the Tōkaidō,” a series of engaging K-12 lesson plans compiled by East Asian Studies faculty at The Ohio State University with support from the Japan Foundation. This robust online teaching resource emphasizes change over time while comparing global cultures through the lenses of art and manga from Early Modern and Modern Japan (ca. 1800s to 1930s). Webinar participants will discover new ways to engage students in this exploration of Japan’s most important trade route, the Eastern Sea Route (the Tōkaidō), which has connected Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka since ancient times. While exploring the historical significance of the Tōkaidō, Dr. Ann Marie Davis (OSU) will discuss the “Tōkaidō Manga Scroll” (Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi manga emaki), created in 1921 by 18 members of the Tokyo Manga Association, vis-a-vis The 53 Stations of the Tokaidō, a famous series of woodblock prints by celebrated artist Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858). Angie Stokes, junior high and high school art teacher, will take participants through several parts of the curriculum to share the ways in which she has used these close-looking activities in her own classroom as a means for engaging students of all abilities.
Angie Stokes is the art teacher at Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School in Haviland, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree in art and history at the University of St. Francis and her Master's in Teaching from Chatham University. She spent five years with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as a lead teacher and program director before returning to the classroom where she has spent 15 years teaching courses in social studies and art for grades 1 through 12. She currently enjoys teaching her AP Art History, East Asian Art History, and a variety of other studios along with working with the Freeman Foundation's National Consortium for Teaching About Asia as one of their NextGen Teacher Leaders.
Ann Marie Davis is Assistant Professor and Japanese Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University. In her current position, she manages OSU’s Japanese Studies Collections, including its world class Manga Collection, one of the largest collections of Japanese comics outside of Japan. Prior to her work at OSU, she was a History professor at Connecticut College where she taught courses on Japanese History, East Asian Empire and Expansion, and the History of Women and Gender in Modern Japan. She earned a Masters in Regional Studies-East Asia at Harvard University; a PhD in Japanese History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and a Masters in Library Science at Southern Connecticut State University. Her recent book manuscript, Imagining Prostitution in Modern Japan, 1850–1913, was published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, in 2019.
If you require an accommodation, such as live captioning, to participate in this event, please contact Janet Smith at email@example.com or 614-292-3345. Requests made at least one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
Coordinated by the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University.
Sponsors: University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University.