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DIJ History & Humanities Study Group

Die DIJ History & Humanities Study Group war ein Forum für Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen sowie Doktoranden, die zu einem geschichts- oder geisteswissenschaftlichen Thema arbeiten. Seit Mai 2024 ist sie Teil der DIJ Study Group.


25. April 2024
Captured in Reflection – Japanese photography in Manchuria

Jasmin Rückert, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf/DIJ Tokyo

24. April 2024
“Give Us Our Blue Skies Back!” The extraordinary anti-pollution movement of ordinary Japanese housewives (1950-1969)

Anna Schrade, independent scholar

29. Februar 2024
Christ, Codices, Coding: Applying AI to Jesuit Written Artefacts

Sophie Takahashi, Ruhr University Bochum/DIJ Tokyo

1. Februar 2024
From Tokyo to Marburg: Japanese Female Doctors during the Meiji Era

Wen-Wei Lan, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich)


28. September 2023
Spatial Dynamics in Japanese Poetry amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sarah Pützer, University of Oxford/DIJ Tokyo

29. Juni 2023
The Sublime and Wabi-Sabi

Philippe Bürgin, State University of Fine Arts Stuttgart/DIJ Tokyo

28. Juni 2023
Patronage and “Confucian Diplomacy”: New Perspectives on Early Modern Scholarship in Kaga Domain between 1650 and 1720

Michael Dietrich, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg/DIJ Tokyo

31. März 2023
The (c)harms of Artificial Intelligence: an arts-based research approach to regulating emerging technologies

Freyja van den Boom

2. Februar 2023
Digital Hermeneutics and the Integrative Potential of Epistemic Virtues in the Digital Humanities: From Trading Zone to Contact Zone

Andreas Fickers, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History / DIJ Tokyo


18. August 2022
Silk-Making Knowledge in Amami Ōshima as Critical Archipelagic Heritage

Lisa Onaga, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science / DIJ Tokyo

30. Juni 2022
Data protection regulation in Japan against the background of international trends

Ana Gascón Marcén, University of Zaragoza

6. April 2022
‘The Visible College of Urbanists’: Imagining Tokyo as a World City

Eric Häusler, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University


11. November 2021
‘Emerging from the mist’: Dissemination and Transition of Contemporary Shugendō

Josko Kozic, Heidelberg University

20. Oktober 2021
From learning good manners to training one’s own apprentices: Female rakugo performers on Tokyo’s stages

Sarah Stark, University of Ghent

30. September 2021
Touching the Unreachable: Love of the Object and of the Self through Kawabata

Fusako Innami, Durham University

23. Juni 2021
Croft, Quiet, and Kantai Collection: Female Bodies in Japanese Videogames

Rachael Hutchinson, University of Delaware

19. Mai 2021
‘Radioactive Aesthetics’: Distance and Avisuality in Post-Fukushima Literature

Chiara Pavone, University of California, Los Angeles


9. Juli 2020
Murata Sayaka’s Convenience Store Woman
Discussing Gender Identity and Society in Contemporary Japanese Literature

Ronald Saladin, Trier University

25. Juni 2020
Cute Masculinity - Investigating the Meaning of Virtual Shōjo and Girl Parody by Young Men in the 2010s

Sharon Kinsella, The University of Manchester

5. März 2020
Learning to be funny: Training and social relationships in Rakugo - POSTPONED -

Sarah Stark, Ghent University

19. Februar 2020
Why Is It So Difficult to Buy a Ticket for the Musical? Adaptive Innovation in Japanese Musical Theater from the 1960s to the Present

Rina Tanaka, Meiji University


21. November 2019
Image(-Text) correlations in the works of Natsume Sōseki

Kevin Schumacher, University of Munich / DIJ

24. Oktober 2019
Environmental Local Scales: Women’s Writing in Northern Tōhoku, Present to Postwar

Eric Siercks, University of California, Los Angeles

12. September 2019
Wielding Toxic Discourse: Insanity in the Nuclear Narratives of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Rachel DiNitto, University of Oregon

27. Juni 2019
Between Contributor and Competitor: Recent Trends in how the Chinese Government views Japan

Shi Ming, Berlin

28. Februar 2019
Writing (in) Iwate: Exploring a Local Literary Scene and its Fiction

Tamara Kamerer, University of Vienna

30. Januar 2019
Inscribing Edible Otherness: Intersections of Food, Gender, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Zainichi Poetry

Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University / Trier University


6. November 2018
Depictions of Beethoven in Japanese Anime: Japanese Visual Arts Transforming Western Iconography

Heike Hoffer, The Ohio State University

15. Oktober 2018
Japanese studies as an occupation: Career planning for Early Career Researchers in theory and practice (A lecture and practical exercise)

Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield

20. September 2018
[CANCELLED] Representations of Gender and Ethnicity in Postcolonial Korean-Japanese Narratives

Maren Haufs-Brusberg, Trier University

2. Juli 2018
Fūdo 風土: From Ordinary Term to Philosophical Concept

David W. Johnson, Boston College

7. Juni 2018
History-writing and the Public Sphere in Japan: 1945-1955

Curtis Anderson Gayle, Waseda University

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)