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DIJ History & Humanities Study Group

Die DIJ History & Humanities Study Group versteht sich als Forum für Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen sowie Doktoranden, die zu einem geschichts- oder geisteswissenschaftlichen Thema arbeiten. In einem etwa 45minütigen Vortrag werden laufende Forschungsarbeiten vorgestellt und daran anschließend diskutiert. Vortragssprache ist in der Regel Englisch.

Wenn Sie Interesse daran haben, einen Vortrag zu halten, wenden Sie sich bitte an die Organisatoren:

Torsten Weber


15. März 2018
Tokyo as Fashion Space: Usage Practices, Social Space and Media Discourse

Jana Katzenberg, University of Cologne

1. März 2018
Informal Figures of Japanese Imperialism: the political activism of the Gen'yōsha

Grégoire Sastre, Waseda University

8. Februar 2018
German Prisoners of War in Japan 1914-1920: towards a new narrative

Frank Käser, JSPS Fellow, University of Tokyo

25. Januar 2018
Japan's Industrial Policy toward Technology Transfers and Business History: Signalling and Administrative Guidance, 1950-1975

Jonathan Krautter, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien


7. Dezember 2017
Prisons and Forced Labour on Hokkaido

Pia Jolliffe, University of Oxford

8. November 2017
The transfer of knowledge between Germany and Japan in the late Meiji and early Taishō eras: A case study of Georg Würfel (1880-1936)

Reik Jagno, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

12. Oktober 2017
Prolonging Youthfulness: An Investigation of the bimajo Phenomenon in Japan

Satoshi Ota, Tama University

17. August 2017
Transcultural Potentials of Japanese Fan Work: First Field Results

Katharina Hülsmann, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

6. Juli 2017
Gender Representations in East Asian Television Advertisements: Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea

Michael Prieler, Hallym University

26. Juni 2017
Womenomics - Remedy or Illusion?

Judit Hidasi, Budapest Business School

8. Juni 2017
Revolution and Empire: the Northern Expedition in the Japanese Press, 1926-28

Andrea Revelant, Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice/Keio University SGUP

25. Mai 2017
Seoul's Namsan under Japanese Influence - Japanese Ritual Life and Assimilation Policy in Korea, 1890-1945

Juljan Biontino, Chiba University

23. März 2017
Towards an Intellectual History of Japan’s 1980s Bubble Culture and Economy

Urs Matthias Zachmann, Freie Universität Berlin

26. Januar 2017
The Ideologue and Activist Ōkawa Shūmei (1886-1957)

Florian Neumann, Kagawa University, Takamatsu


8. Dezember 2016
Emperor Hirohito from the Pacific War to the Cold War

Noriko Kawamura, Washington State University

24. März 2016
Negotiating “Superstition” and “Religion”: The Case of the “Immoral Heresies Tenrikyō and Renmonkyō” in Meiji Japan

Franziska Steffen, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

10. März 2016
Collective Subjectivity and Apology Under the Gaze of the ‘International Community’: A Lacanian Analysis of the Apology Issue in Japan-China Relations

Hai Guo, University of Leeds

4. Februar 2016
What is human dignity? And could it provide a common ethical foundation between cultures? The examples of Germany and Japan

Ralf Stoecker (Bielefeld University) together with Miki Aoyama (DIJ)

14. Januar 2016
King Solomon and Jinmu Tennō: Ethiopia and Japan in World History

Gerhard Krebs

7. Januar 2016
Leaving Japan and Leading the Oppressed: Chinese Intellectuals’ Engagement with Asianist Organizations in the late-1920s

Craig A. Smith, Kyoto University


29. Juli 2015
Choosing Ways of Remembering: Comparing Student Narratives about World War II in Japan and Germany

Ingvild Bode & Seunghoon Emilia Heo, United Nations University & Sophia University

18. Juni 2015
Imperial Memory in Postcolonial Japanese and South Korean Short Fiction

Nadeschda Bachem, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

21. Mai 2015
Samurai, Castles, and the Search for the Soul of Japan

Oleg Benesch, University of York

17. April 2015
To Fight or Not to Fight: The Role of Intelligence in Japan’s Decision for Pearl Harbor

Tosh Minohara, Kobe University

26. Februar 2015
How Meiji Japan Governed Foreigners: Determining Failure and Success of Treaty Revision

Kaoru Iokibe, University of Tokyo


22. Mai 2014
Fujita Tsuguharu’s Troubled Choices

Doug Slaymaker, Meiji University/University of Kentucky

22. April 2014
Historical Legacies of Yasukuni Shrine

Akiko Takenaka, University of Kentucky

8. April 2014
A ‘MAD’ age: War, Student Protest and Consumer Culture in 1960s Japan

Martyn Smith, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

21. Januar 2014
Cabaret as an Artistic Beachhead: The Case of Butoh

Bruce Baird, University of Massachusetts Amherst


10. Dezember 2013
Introducing Nuclear Power – The Struggle of Japan`s Physicists

Franziska John, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

28. November 2013
Channelling Influence through Experts: British and German Oyatoi in Meiji Japan

Kristin Meißner, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

24. Oktober 2013
Prisoners of war from Tsingtao during the First World War: A Comparative Perspective

Mahon Murphy, London School of Economics and Political Science

3. September 2013
Prospects of the Coastal Fishery in Northern Pacific Tōhoku in the Aftermath of 3.11

Johannes Wilhelm, University of Vienna

18. Juli 2013
Media representations of Okinawa: a postcolonial perspective

Ina Hein, University of Vienna

11. Juli 2013
The Bullet Train and Techno-internationalism

Jessamyn R. Abel, Pennsylvania State University

11. Juni 2013
Intellectuals and the ‘Happiness’ of the People

Simone Müller, Zurich University

17. Mai 2013
Another Part of the Axis? Japan’s Wars and Spain, 1937-45

Florentino Rodao, Complutense University (Madrid)

17. April 2013
Early Modern Japanese-Spanish Relations between Micro and Macro History

Birgit Tremml, University of Tokyo

27. März 2013
Spatializations of Food Safety in Contemporary Japan

Cornelia Reiher, Halle University

27. Februar 2013
The Invisible Hand of the Writer: The Advent of the Japanese Typewriter and the Anonymity of Information Exchange in Japanese Corporations

Raja Adal, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo

30. Januar 2013
Terayama Shūji as Global Artist and his Impact on Postwar Japan’s Culture

Carolin Fleischer, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien


4. Oktober 2012
Negotiating Nuclear Disaster - Japanese Theater after 3.11

Barbara Geilhorn, Freie Universitaet Berlin

6. Juni 2012
Contemporary Pilgrims' Perceptions of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island

Ryofu Pussel

18. Mai 2012
You’ve got sp@m: A corpus-linguistic analysis of Japanese dating invitation mails

Peter Backhaus, Waseda University

12. April 2012
Shimazaki Toson as Writer and Educator: Double-faced or Multifaceted?

Irina Holca, Osaka University

4. April 2012
Rakugo: Contemporary Entertainment or Classical Performing Art?

Till Weingaertner, Freie Universitaet Berlin

21. März 2012
Russian-Japanese Borderlands and the Change of National Consciousness in Japan around 1800

Julian Plenefisch, Freie Universität Berlin

7. März 2012
Female same-sex attraction in manga: Yuri – exploring the mechanisms of a genre

Verena Maser, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien


7. Dezember 2011
Rite of Redemption? Japanese Canadians, Remembrance Day, and the Restorative Power of Ritual

Hisako Omori, Meiji Gakuin University

15. September 2011
Golf Clubbing in Modern Japan

Angus Lockyer, SOAS, University of London