Hokusai blind people

HKF Thesis Award winner

We are delighted to announce that a winner was selected for the 2024 HKF Thesis Award. Out of 17 excellent submissions, Shadows of Perception by Saskia Goldschmid (University of Zürich) struck out for its originality, thoroughness, and style. Congratulations Saskia! You can view her 15-minute presentation about her thesis here.

The Heinz Kaempfer Fund Thesis Award is presented biennially and carries a prize of 1000 Euros for the author of an outstanding Master’s thesis in the field of Japanese art and visual culture, written in the context of a Master programme provided by a European university. In the video below the latest winner, Saskia Goldschmid (University of Zürich), gives a summary of her award-winning thesis, Shadows of Perception: Envisioning Blindness in Edo Period Visual Culture. Please enjoy!

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