Graduate Student Discussion Group, Historical Research and Japan: Methods and Analysis

Nov 28, 2017 | 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Visiting Scholars: Professor Yuichiro Shimizu (Keio University), Dr. Andrew Levidis (Cambridge/Central Lancashire)

This informal discussion group is an opportunity to talk with two up and coming historians of Japanese history who are presenting old problems in a new light – and based on these reconceptualisations - new problems in an old light. Professor Shimizu, an expert on the social history of the Meiji era, will present his thoughts on methodology and historical institutionalism as it pertains to his research. Dr Levidis will share his thoughts on the place of Japan in the latest trends in historiography, using his research on the lineage of political parties in Japan in the pre-war context and how that connects to the immediate post-war debates to illustrate his research approach. This discussion group is open to all, including master students who have an interest in historical and social science research methods and analysis.

Time & Location

Nov 28, 2017 | 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Room 1.36 (first floor)
Graduate School of East Asian Studies
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin