SieboldHuis, Leiden, The Netherlands
& National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands 
October 16-18, 2013
SieboldHuis, Leiden & Siebold Gesellschaft, Würzburg
Organized by
Prof. Dr. Ohba Hideaki (The University of Tokyo) 
Prof.dr Matthi Forrer (National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden) 
Dr. Andreas Mettenleiter, Würzburg
Supported by
Toshiba International Foundation
Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation
16 October Wednesday Location: Japanmuseum SieboldHuis, Leiden
17:00 – 18:30  Reception 
Welcome Kris Schiermeier, Director SieboldHuis
19:00 Dinner at Het Prentenkabinet, Kloksteeg 25, Leiden 
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17 October Thursday
Session I – Siebold, the Man, his Collection, and his Collaborators, both in Japan and in the Netherlands
Location: the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden (Pavilion)
Chair : Wim Boot
10:00 - 10:30 Martien van Oijen: Memories of Yamaguchi-sensei
Gerard Thijsse: Memories of Yamaguchi-sensei
10:30 - 11:00 Matthi Forrer: Five years of natural history research in Japan - costs and results 
11:30 – 12:15 Andreas Mettenleiter: The famous zoologist Carl Theodor von Siebold
12:15 – 13:00 Udo Beireis: The relationship between the painter Wilhelm Heine and Siebold
Session II - The Siebold Collection Database
Chair :  Harm Beukers
Wim Boot : Hoffmann's Creation of Japanology; Harm Beukers; Wulan Remmelink; and Michiel Thijssen.
18 October Friday
Session IA – Siebold, the Man, his Collection, and his Collaborators, both in Japan and in The Netherlands 
Location: the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden (Pavilion)
Chair : Matthi Forrer
10:00 - 10:30  Matsui Yoko: Siebold, the merchant
10:30 - 11:15 Sven Osterkamp: Some notes on the provenance and whereabouts of Siebold's 
11:45 – 12:30 Nofuji Tae : The making of The Life of a Japanese (Hito no issho) by Kawahara Keiga
Session III - The Siebold Collections – New research
Chair :  Tagai Tokuhei
12:30 – 13:00 Martien van Oijen (with Mari Kuroki): Sieboldfs Aufzählung – An enumeration of the fishes collected by Siebold in 1829
14:00 – 14:45 Ohba Hideaki: xx?
14:45 – 15:30 Tagai Tokuhei (with Regine Mathias): Proposal of a Database of Siebold Documents on Mineralogy kept in Bochum University 
15:45 – 16:30 Hans-Joachim Esser: New data on the botanical collections of P.F. von Siebold in Munich
16:30 – 17:00 Sasaki Takenori: The history of Sieboldfs shell collection: Relevant people and their
scientific contribution
17:00 – 17:30 Concluding Remarks 
Ohba Hideaki
Andreas Mettenleiter
Matthi Forrer
17:30 – 18:00 Next yearfs Conference
Constantin Brandenstein – Zeppelin
Kris Schiermeier
Udo Beireis