Workshop Series on Jewish Mysticism and Esotericism by Dr. Avishai Bar-Asher
- RCAST Report
April 5, 2021
Dr. Avishai Bar-Asher
Currently the Religion and Global Security Division, Ikeuchi Laboratory intensively propels the international research project “Humanitas Futura: Constructing an International Research Network for the Study of Philosophy and Religion” (the project researcher: Dr. Koji Yamashiro). This project aims to open new vistas in the field of Humanities through the construction of a multi-strata and scalable international research network, which literally traverses diverse areas of the study of philosophy and religion. The joint relationship between the University of Tokyo and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem serves as its starting-point and core.
The workshop series “Classical Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction” by Dr. Avishai Bar-Asher of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was held as the third shot of the research seminar/lecture/workshop series, which forms one of the columns of the present project. More than thirty specialists from different research fields participated in this workshop series each time and had hot and lively discussions with Dr. Bar-Asher around the historical significance of Jewish mysticism and esotericism known as Kabbalah.
This workshop series was held under the auspices of ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) and jointly funded by the Religion and Global Security Division, Ikeuchi Laboratory of RCAST, the University of Tokyo and the Institute for Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), the University of Tokyo.
Date and Time:
Sun. February 7, 2021 17:00-18:30 (Part A)
Sun. February 14, 2021 17:00-18:30 (Part B)
Sun. February 21, 2021 17:00-18:30 (Part C)
Online (Zoom meeting)
Dr. Avishai Bar-Asher, Lecturer, the Department of Jewish Thought, the Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Koji Yamashiro, Project Researcher, the Religion and Global Security Division (Ikeuchi Laboratory) of RCAST, the University of Tokyo