93238 - Seminar: Management of Cultural Events (LM)

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the seminar (activity strictly related to the objectives of the degree course) students acquire specific skills and notions to deal with linguistic and/or philological and/or literary and/or historical and/or artistic issues and problems. The seminar aims to provide tools and skills necessary for the design, management and implementation of international cultural events  focused on the promotion of Japanese culture in Italy and vice versa of Italian culture in Japan.

Course contents


The seminar implies the students' participation in the organization and management of NipPop (30 hours), with support tasks:

- planning
- reception and assistance for Italian and international guests
- social and website management
- logistics management.

The seminar will focus on training activities (10 hours ca.) and activities during the event (20 hours ca.). The goal is to achieve transversal competences: experience and skills in cultural events management, in web communication, team working and problem solving.

The event focuses on contemporary Japan and on the different kinds of cultural trends and products spreading from the Japan and reaching many countries including Italy. The rich programme includes moments of critical reflection, with talks on different topics - e.g. literature, art, manga, music, cinema - by scholars and researchers from famous international centres, and artists performances and workshops; NipPop encourage exchange with the audience, with roundtables and interviews with authors and artists, but also screenings and much more.

Students who are unable to attend should contact the teacher in advance.

Note: proficiency in Japanese language is not required for attending the seminar.


Texts and materials will be available online, on the Virtuale platform, at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Seminars and workshops. The active participation of students in activities is essential for the achievement of educational goals.

Assessment methods

At the end of the seminar, students must submit a report or edit a brochure section, write an article for the website or create a social media project in order to obtain the eligibility of 3 cfu.

Teaching tools

Slides, video, media shared through IOL and Google Drive.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Paola Scrolavezza


Quality education Decent work and economic growth

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.