The aim of NET-GTAS, the Network of Translators for the Globalization of the Testimonies of Atomic Bomb Survivors, is to express and diffuse the experiences of Atomic-Bomb victims through video interviews with the survivors. In order to overcome the language barriers, as most survivors speak only Japanese, the interviews are being translated into as many different languages as possible by NET-GTAS volunteers.
Thirteen professors from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, the University of Tsukuba and Yokohama National University formed the nucleus of this project and subsequently, in January 2014, we established NET-GTAS thanks to an expanded co-operation of regular members and supporters comprised of professors and translators involved in language education.
Since 2014, NET-GTAS has been started to work on translating the video interviews of Atomic-Bomb survivors produced by the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims (http://www.hiro-tsuitokinenkan.go.jp) into English, Chinese, Korean, German and French. The interviews will be posted on the HP of our internet site Global Network HP (http://www.global-peace.go.jp), which is produced with the National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
NET-GTAS is working on not only translating, but also University seminars, which is included various fields such as linguistics, pedagogy and sociology related to the project, and collecting the documents and the other materials on the study of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This project has started with 40 members (including office members) and currently, (February 2017) it has more than 160 participants in total : approximately 70 from overseas and 90 Japanese. The office (net-gtas@kufs.ac.jp) is located at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. NET-GTAS has been supported to develop our by a lot of supporters who are young researchers and students.

The Office of NET-GTAS
Address: 615-8558, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, International Research Institute for Studies in Language and Peace, Saiin Kasame-cho 6, Ukyou-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075-322-6054 (ext.6755), From overseas: +81-75-322-6054
Email: net-gtas@kufs.ac.jp
Open: Monday~Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Representative: Kunihiko NAGATANI

2017/02/21 15:20:00 ボン大学で証言翻訳授業成果発表会+原爆展

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  • Posted by田村 直子


The presentation on the activities and the Atomic Bomb exhibition
by “Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Projekt” team at the University of Bonn.


引き続き、7人のプロジェクト参加者が、自分の期末レポートのテーマを紹介し、観客の皆さんと原爆のテーマの深さを共有しました。たとえば、サーローさんの証言には「心的麻痺」という言葉が出てきますが、その後「心的外傷後ストレス障害 (PTSD)」と命名される障害が東西の歴史の証言者の言葉にどのように現れるかを調べる学生がいます。また、原爆という新兵器による被害を当時の被爆者がどのように理解しようとしていたかを、ボン大学が翻訳してきた証言5本と当時医者として被爆者と向き合った蜂谷 道彦さんの日記『ヒロシマ日記』(1955)を元に探る学生がいます。
今年から行うことになった原爆展示会(主催:ボン大学大学博物館とボン大学アジア研究科日本・韓国研究専攻)は、国立長崎原爆死没者追悼平和祈念館のご厚意でドレスデンでの原爆展の展示ポスターをボン大学にご寄贈いただいたことにより可能になりました。その展示会のオープニングセレモニーでは、大学博物館館長のベッカー氏とボン大学日本・韓国研究専攻の専攻長であるツェルナー教授の挨拶の後、ドレスデン広島長崎原爆展のプロジェクトマネージャーであるカロリーネ・フェルスター氏(Caroline Förster)によるドレスデンでの展示会の紹介がありました。

                      (田村直子 =ボン大学講師)
  • 証言翻訳の成果を発表するボン大学院生
  • ボン大学博物館で始まった原爆展示会

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