9:30 a.m. Coffee Service

10:00 a.m. Introduction

Welcome from Nancy Steinhardt, Chair, EALC

Opening remarks by Jolyon Thomas

10:30 a.m. Session I

John Grisafi, University of Pennsylvania

Shintō in Colonial Korea

Takashi Miura, University of Arizona

Shinto Is the Indigenous Religion of the World: Deguchi Onisaburō and His Vision of Shinto Universalism

11:30 a.m. Session II

Tianran Hang, University of Pennsylvania

Defining Divinity: Interchangeability and the Spirits of Yasukuni Shrine

Aike Rots, University of Oslo

Primordial Practices? ‘Nature Worship’, ‘Animism’, and the Depoliticisation of Shinto

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (A catered lunch of sandwiches will be available to all registered participants)

1:45 p.m. Session III

Kaitlyn Ugoretz, University of Pennsylvania

What is Indigeneity? Questioning the Narrative Roots of Shinto

Sarah Thal, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bushidō vs. Shintō: Shifting Rhetorics of Prewar Conservatism

2:45 p.m. Coffee Break

3:15 p.m. Session IV

Jolyon Thomas, University of Pennsylvania

Non-Shintō National Pride in Postwar Japanese Public School Education

Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester

The Politics of Shinto Ecology

4:15 p.m. Session V

Mark Teeuwen, University of Oslo



Open Discussion/Q&A with Speakers

Jolyon Thomas, University of Pennsylvania

Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m. Reception

Open to all registered attendees