In dialogue with Jonathan van Harmelen and Paula van den Bosch

Historian Jonathan van Harmelen will give a lecture on Japanese American history, from immigration through incarceration, and how the story of the incarceration is remembered today in contemporary politics. The lecture will be followed by a conversation between van Harmelen, the curators Shakuru and Tanéa Tajiri, and Bonnefanten senior curator Paula van den Bosch that will discuss Shinkichi’s artistic legacy, the story of the exhibit, and the meaning of Japanese American history today.

About the moderator

Jonathan van Harmelen is a historian of Japanese Americans currently completing his doctorate in history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A columnist for the Japanese American National Museum's blog Discover Nikkei, van Harmelen's work has appeared in multiple publications, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, TIME, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Jose Mercury News. He is the author of several articles about connections between Japanese Americans and the Netherlands and France, many of which center on the artistic careers of Shinkichi and Giotta Tajiri. In August 2019, he interviewed Giotta Tajiri for Discover Nikkei. He is also the co-author of The Unknown Great: Stories of Japanese Americans at the Margins of History with Greg Robinson, which was published in January 2024 with University of Washington Press.

What time: 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Auditorium
Entrance: free on presentation of valid admission ticket
Language: English


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