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GUIDANCE

地中海学会 設立趣意

地中海が、先史期より現代に至るまで、環地中海域はもちろんのこと、周域内陸部の文化にとってさえ、つねに、もっとも豊かな源泉であったことは、今さら指摘するまでもありません。

地中海的風土、またそれに伴う感覚的特性にたえず直面し、それが周域文化形成の原点のひとつだと確認せざるをえない。

それにもかかわらず、環地中海域についての綜合的な研究は、ヨーロッパにおいてさえなされておりません。

地中海・環地中海域をコンテクストとするアプローチは可能であり、また、なされなければならないものと、私たちは確信しております。

こうしたアプローチは、一専門領域によってなしうるものではなく、関連諸科学の自由な参加と交流によってのみ可能になるものと思われます。さらに地中海的な感性への近接には、作家、詩人、芸術家のヴィジョンによる感性的理解が不可欠と考えます。この会は、そうした多方面の方々の協力によってのみ成立可能であり、また地中海の明晰、豊醇、駘蕩を同時にもちうるものと思います。

The Reasons Behind the Conception

Perhaps it is taken for granted by many people that the Mediterranean is a great source of culture not only in present times, but historically as well. Many of us who engage in the study of Western culture will frequently find that some part of it can be traced to the Mediterranean area.

Surprisingly, no one has, up to now, engaged in any synthetic study of the Mediterranean. The vertical study of history based on each district has been prevalent. It is also considered that political and national confrontations have prevented that history from having objective judgment. Moreover, the different and unique elements from various Mediterranean districts, especially elements of different sensibilities have made the true synthetic understanding of culture difficult.

In spite of this, however, we are convinced that it is possible to study the Mediterranean area in a total context as it has been a cultural center and crossroads for thousands of years.

The Mediterranean sensibilities surrounding the inland sea need to be clarified and approached on the assumption that they are one culture. This approach cannot be made by one special field alone but with free participation and contact with several connected sciences. In addition, it is considered essential to have the advice, cooperation and vision of writers, poets and artists.

It is the object of our committee to draw this cooperation from various cultural fields that it can have the clarity, mellow fertility and geniality of the Mediterranean, as the same time.

The Aims of the Collegium Mediterranistarum

  1. To promote and encourage research and study of Mediterranean culture.
  2. To collect documents and materials and to exhibit them to the public.
  3. To hold seminars, lectures and exhibitions.
  4. To publish periodicals and other publication to make known the findings and opinions of the members.
  5. To establish and maintain contact with other learned societies both in Japan and abroad.
  6. To encourage and train specialists in the field.
  7. To undertake other activities from time to time, in keeping with the aims of the society.

In accordance with the above aims, the following activities are planned.

  1. to hold serial lectures
  2. to hold symposiums
  3. to hold monthly seminars
  4. to publish a monthly bulletin
  5. to hold concerts