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Calligraphy with a female voice: meet the guardian of an ancient Japanese script shaped by women

Talking Humanities

Calligraphy with a female voice

Kaoru Akagawa, Master of Japanese calligraphy and guardian of Kano Shodo, on why it is her 'duty to preserve this old tradition' and bring it to the world's attention.

Talking Humanities, the School of Advanced Study's flagship digital publication, covers groundbreaking humanities research throughout the UK.

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Our Directory of Research and Expertise is the first stop for anyone seeking experts or further information about projects managed by the School of Advanced Study.

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Architecture without Architects. Early Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the Refashioning of their own Houses

Videos and Podcasts

Architecture without Architects

To build, you need a language and a programme. Guido Beltramini introduces the Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the refashioning of their own houses - the people who provided the models and sources for the language and the strategies for the programme.

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