Newscenter: Digital Humanities Project Turns a Lens on Prewar Japan

December 12, 2014

Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, has assembled hundreds of early 20th-century postcards, films, brochures, advertisements and other objects now on display at an interactive online archive and research project developed with the help of the Digital Humanities Center. "Re-envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture" uses travel, education, and the production and exchange of images and objects as a "lens to investigate changing representations of Japan and its place in the world in the first half of the 20th Century."