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Chiba University is pleased to announce the International Conference: “Humanities In The Age Of Space Exploration”

Humanities in the Age of Space Exploration Conference

Meeting Announcement

Chiba University

The International Conference: “Humanities In The Age Of Space Exploration”


The Humanities in the Age of Space Exploration Conference is set to take place on January 19, 2024, at Chiba University’s Nishi-Chiba Campus, Japan.

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Introduction to the Event: As the world witnesses rapid technological advancements and the increasing reality of space travel and habitation, Chiba University is taking the lead in shaping the dialogue on the future of space development and humanity. The upcoming conference will feature distinguished speakers from Chiba University and international institutions, converging to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions. Through diverse lenses encompassing philosophy, ethics, law, political science, and horticulture, the conference aims to gain profound insights, welcoming active participation to collectively influence the course of space exploration.


Keynote Speakers:

  1. Takayuki Kobayashi (Member of the House of Representatives, Japan)
  2. Anthony Milligan (King’s College London, UK)
  3. Hideyuki Takahashi (Chiba University, Japan)
  4. Konrad Szocik (University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland)
  5. Tetsuji Iseda (Kyoto University, Japan)
  6. Oskari Sivula (University of Turku, Finland)
  7. Yu Takeuchi (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency: JAXA)
  8. Mikko Puumala (University of Turku, Finland)
  9. Jasmin della Guardia (Chiba University, Japan)

Organizer: Koji Tachibana (Chiba University, Japan)


Program Overview:

Title: Humanities in the Age of Space

Date: January 19, 2024 (Friday)

Time: 12:50-18:20 (JST)

Venue: Chiba University Nishi-Chiba Campus (1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 263-8522 JAPAN)

Multimedia Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building for Integrated Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Campus Map: Link to Campus Map

Target Audience: Open to anyone interested in space development

Language: English

Capacity: 80 participants

Registration Fee: Free

Application: Please register via the form

Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 (Thursday)

Important Notes: For detailed information, please refer to the PDF.

Contact: Koji Tachibana, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chiba University


About Chiba University

Chiba University boasts 10 faculties and 17 graduate schools on 5 campuses and a rich academic environment where students can acquire a broad-based interdisciplinary education as well as an advanced level of expertise. While respecting diversity in learning, Chiba University promotes innovative research through collaboration and researcher support programs, leading to the development of new fields of research, which will continue to make a wide range of social contributions both locally and internationally.

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