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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:

Isaac Gagné
Barbara Geilhorn
Harald Kümmerle


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

11. Juli 2011
Earthquakes and Art ― The Great Kantō Earthquake in the Work of Takehi sa Yumeji

Sabine Schenk, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

12. Mai 2011
Ubugami – Gods of Childbirth in Japanese Folk Belief

Christian Göhlert, Munich University/Seijo University Tokyo

9. März 2011
The Early Asian Games and Predecessors (1913-1978): Sport and Media Orchestration between Transnational Experience and Representations of the Nation

Stefan Hübner, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

1. März 2011
Traveling Protagonists: Trains as Metaphor in the Fiction of Natsume Soseki and Tawada Yoko

Christine Glensted and Annette Vilslev, Waseda University / University of Copenhagen

16. Februar 2011
Rethinking Haiku Analysis: Neocybernetic Approaches

Nami Ohi, University of Tokyo

13. Januar 2011
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 1945-1995: The Creation and Transformation of a lieu de mémoire in Socio-Political Perspective

Stefanie Schäfer, Free University Berlin


6. Oktober 2010
Contemporary Japanese Theatre: A “post-sociocritical” Stage?

Lisa Mundt, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

28. Juli 2010
Discursive constructions of masculinities, past and present

Emma Cook, Waseda University; Ronald Saladin, Trier/Musashi University

Biru David Binder, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien

23. Juni 2010
“Chinese Knowledge” and the Meiji Restoration

Michael Facius, Freie Universität Berlin

2. Juni 2010
On Sages and Sageness in the Eyes of the European Orientalists

Thorsten Pattberg, Harvard University

3. März 2010
Happy New Japan: The Ideology and Aesthetics of Happiness in Takarazuka Revue

Maria Grajdian, Heidelberg University

17. Februar 2010
Hiraizumi Kiyoshi and the ‘Spiritual’ Consolidation of the Nation, 1931-1936

Kiyoshi Ueda

27. Januar 2010
Moments of Misunderstanding: Intercultural Approaches to Nonverbal Behavior in Japan

Elke Hayashi, Sophia University


25. November 2009
Assessment in Japanese Conversation: Relationality and the Expanded Notion of Self

Rie Suzuki, University of Essex

21. Oktober 2009
The Two Bodies of the Tenno – Nation and Politics During the Long 1930's in Japan

Anja Osiander, Freie Universität Berlin

24. September 2009
“Robophily” as National Character? Discussing the Popularity of Robots in Japan

Cosima Wagner, Goethe University Frankfurt

17. Juni 2009
Looking Through the Flower: Vision and Voice in Ōba Minako’s Novels

Daniela Tan, Zürich University

20. Mai 2009
Mythic Archetypes and Modernist Architectures of the Anime Metropolis

Seth Jacobowitz, San Francisco State University

10. März 2009
Kurokawa Noh: Self-perception, Self-presentation and the Outside Gaze

Eike Grossmann, Goethe University Frankfurt


17. Dezember 2008
Yasumasa Morimura’s Portrait (Futago) and Japanese Art Photography in the 1990’s

Lena Fritsch, Bonn University

22. Oktober 2008
Liberated Women or Keepers of “Japanese Tradition”? Actresses of Kyōgen and their Strategies of Public Profiling

Barbara Geilhorn, Trier University

15. Oktober 2008
The Moral Subject Under Japanese Colonialism

John Treat, Yale University

25. Juni 2008
Practices of Transferring German Medical Culture to Meiji Japan

Hsiu-Jane Chen, PhD Candidate, Institute for the History of Medicine, Center for Human and Health Sciences of Charité (Berlin)

14. Mai 2008
National Heroes and the Struggle for Masculinization in Meiji Japan

Jason G. Karlin, University of Tokyo

6. März 2008
Manzai – Analysing Japanese Stand-Up Comedy

Till Weingärtner, University of Kansai

6. Februar 2008
Japan’s Conservatives and the Quest for Constitutional Reform

Chris Winkler, University of Munich


24. Oktober 2007
Shono Yoriko’s Pure Literature Debate – or, hyper-personal imagination as a tool against neo-liberalism

Robin Tierney, University of Iowa

26. September 2007
Homogeneous Social Evaluations? Japanese University Students' Attitudes Towards English Speech Varieties

Robert McKenzie, University of Glasgow

6. März 2007
Contemporary Human Rights Education in Japan: What Do Textbooks Teach? (Menschenrechtsbildung in Japan: eine erste Betrachtung von aktuellen pädagogischen Ansätzen in Schulbüchern)

Bettina C. Rabe, doctoral student, Heidelberg University

26. Januar 2007
Changing Traditions: The Role of Japanese Village Women in the Modernization of Japan

Christina Ghanbarpour, University of California, Irvine