Skip to main content

The Art of Engaging Academic Presentation

Professor Kuriyama
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Special event for CEU Doctoral Students
Join us!
for a presentation and discussion with

Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

The Art of Engaging Academic Presentation

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CTL, Nádor u. 13, Room 613
A sandwich lunch will be served

How can you explain your research in ways that engage your audience? Are you presenting your research to academic audiences? to hiring committees? to the general public?

In this special presentation and discussion, Professor Kuriyama will offer some specific, relatively simple techniques that you can employ in many contexts. Join us to discuss audience engagement, PowerPoint design, and the entwinement of the two. Bring questions from your own experience or anticipated future presentations. We will meet over lunch for about an hour. Prof. Kuriyama will then remain for individual conversations about presentations you may be preparing.
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History at Harvard University, has long been actively engaged in expanding the horizons of teaching and scholarly communication through the creative use of digital technologies, both at Harvard and at other universities internationally. He conceived and helped to establish the Harvard Horizons mentoring program run by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard - a program in which doctoral students receive in-depth, personalized mentoring and coaching designed to enhance their presentation skills. Most recently, he has taught workshops on the art of academic presentation at Harvard, the University of Chicago, and at Australian National University.

Professor Kuriyama received his A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. After completing acupuncture studies in Tokyo, he entered Harvard's Department of the History of Science where he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1986. He joined the Harvard faculty as Reischauer Professor in 2005 after previously working at the University of New Hampshire, Emory University, and the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto. His award-winning book, The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine (Zone, 1999), has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Spanish, and Korean.

For information please see