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Simon Partner

Professor of History
History
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
303 Classroom Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Class and Gender in an Age of Revolution - Nichibunken Evening Seminar · July 2020 Lecture Nichibunken, Kyoto
Yokohama in the 1860s - Walk Japan Lecture Series · July 2020 Lecture Walk Japan, Kyoto/Zoom
Art and Gender in an age of Revolution - Kyoto Lectures · February 2020 Lecture École française d'Extrême-Orient , Kyoto
The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan · November 2018 Invited Talk
JRC Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture · October 2018 Keynote/Named Lecture
Class and Gender in an Age of Revolution - Nichibunken Evening Seminar · July 2020 Lecture Nichibunken, Kyoto
Yokohama in the 1860s - Walk Japan Lecture Series · July 2020 Lecture Walk Japan, Kyoto/Zoom
Art and Gender in an age of Revolution - Kyoto Lectures · February 2020 Lecture École française d'Extrême-Orient , Kyoto
The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan · November 2018 Invited Talk
JRC Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture · October 2018 Keynote/Named Lecture
Japan's Global Peace Moment - Meiji Japan in Global History · November 2017 International Meeting or Conference Duke University, Durham, NC
Dreams Deferred: A Japanese Villager and her Community, 1925-1970 · June 2016 Invited Talk Vienna University, Vienna, Austria
Reluctant Embrace: Bodily Encounters in the Yokohama Treaty Port · May 2016 Invited Talk Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Japan in the Eyes of the World: Visual Culture in 19th Century Yokohama · May 2016 Invited Talk Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Marketing the Japanese Economic Miracle: The Case of the Electrical Goods Industry · March 2016 Invited Talk Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
Transformative Spaces of 19th Century East Asia: A Japanese Merchant’s Experience of Treaty Port Yokohama · March 2016 Invited Talk Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany
Media, visual culture, performance: Contesting and creating “Japan” in 1860’s Yokohama · January 2016 Invited Talk Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Small Town, Big Dreams: Yokohama Merchants in the 1860s · April 2015 Invited Talk Harvard University Japan Forum, Cambridge, MA
In the Land of the Gods · December 2012 Invited Talk Duke University Asian/Pacific Studies Center, Durham, NC
Mummies, Mudras and Madmen: In Search of God in the Mountains of Japan. · December 2012 Invited Talk UNC, Chapel Hilll, NC
Postwar Japan as History · November 25, 2011 Lecture Meiji University, Tokyo
The Dance of Heavenly Wisdom · January 14, 2011 Lecture UNC-Chapel Hill, Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies
Mummies, Mudras and Madmen · December 3, 2010 Lecture UNC, Chapel Hill
Mummies, Mudras and Madmen: In Search of God in the Mountains of Japan · December 3, 2010 Lecture UNC-Chapel Hill
More Sons to Give: Individual, Village, and Nation in the Russo-Japanese War · October 4, 2010 Lecture Duke University Department of History
Travel Narratives of East Asia · November 12, 2009 Lecture UNC Chapel Hill
The Gods of Izumo · November 2, 2009 Lecture Duke University Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
Toshie: The Transformation of the Japanese Countryside, 1925-1975 · November 13, 2008 Lecture Duke
Peasants into Citizens? A Japanese Village at the time of the Russo-Japanese War · May 1, 2008 Lecture Duke
Fuqua Business School Lecture on Japan · April 29, 2008 Lecture
NCTAN Teachers' Workshop · March 30, 2008 Lecture Wilmington, NC
Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer · March 1, 2008 Lecture Duke History

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Clerk - Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Durham Friends Meeting · January 1, 2013 Other Service to the Community
Designer and Story-Teller - Murder Victims Website · November 15, 2008 Community Outreach flag North Carolina Service to the Community ; Through the Durham Friends Meeting, I have become involved in the Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham. I have begun work on a web site that features and honors the victims of murder in Durham and their families, and that also seek to portrays through stories the underlying causes of violence in our community.See http://sites.google.com/site/durhammurdervictims/