National Museum of Japanese History FY 2021 Call for Promoted Research in Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources Application Guidelines

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Introduction to Collaborative Researches of the National Museum of Japanese History (PDF)

Ongoing Collaborative Research

Research projects at Rekihaku are organized and conducted with researchers in Japan and overseas. Collaborative research consists of “principal research” aiming for interdisciplinary collaboration on core research themes based on Rekihaku’s mission, “fundamental research” addressing the development of methodological foundations for historical studies, and “developmental research” aimed at breaking ground for new areas of study and developing human resources.

Type of Research Research Title Head of the Research Team Research Period
Principal Research
[Project]
 Interdisciplinary and International Research on the Formation and Development of Modern Japanese Society    
Principal Research
[Branch A]
Reconsidering the Historical Image of Modern Japan from the Perspectives of Education, Culture and Religion Prof. HIGUCHI Takehiko FY2018-2020
Principal Research
[Branch B]
The Development of Japanese Modern Industry and Labor from the Perspective of Gender Prof. YOKOYAMA Yuriko FY2019-2021
Principal Research
[Project]
The History of Japanese Archipelago focusing on Water and Human Life    
Principal Research
[Branch A]
Historical process and cultural formation of Japan in the view of linkage among cognition, technology and society concerning water Prof. MATSUGI Takehiko FY2019-2021
Principal Research
[Branch B]
Water in Our Lives: From the Perspectives of Practice and Belief Prof. SEKIZAWA Mayumi FY2020-2022
Type of Research Research Title Head of the Research Team Research Period
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
Provenance Study on Ancient Bronze Objects Using High Precision Isotope Analysis Prof. SAITO Tsutomu FY2018-2020
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
Changes in Dietary Habits during the Rapid Economic Growth Period Prof. MIYAUCHI Takahisa, Faculty of Core Research Humanities Division, Ochanomizu University FY2018-2020
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
Changes of the local societies from Yayoi to early Kofun period: With the analyses of manufacturing system of bronze and iron goods in Kinki region Prof. WAKABAYASHI Kunihiko, Doshisha University Historical Museum FY2019-2021
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
Japan-Korea Collaborative Research on Routes for Negotiation and Ports of Call in the Kofun and Three Kingdoms periods with Analysis of Relationship between Japan and Korea Assoc. Prof. TAKATA Kanta FY2019-2021
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
Transdisciplinary Verification of Plant Culture History and Reconstruction of Exhibition Methods in Japan Assoc. Prof. AOKI Takahiro FY2020-2022
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
The Japanese Buddhist Home Altar in the Past and Present: Changing Material Objects, Families, and Societies Prof. Doi Hiroshi, Faculty of Technologists, Institute of Technologists FY2020-2022
Fundamental Research
[Topics to be selected]
History of Local Livelihood and Its Diverse Cultures Observed through Local Markets Senior Research Fellow, SHIMADATE Riko, Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba FY2020-2022
Fundamental Research
Pre-selected topics of Rekihaku’s collections]
Developing the Base of Historical Materials for the Study of Calendar and Onmyodo: Documents of Nara Koyomishi Yoshikawa Family Assoc. Prof. UMEDA Chihiro, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Women’s University FY2018-2020
Fundamental Research
[Pre-selected topics of Rekihaku’s collections]
Comprehensive Research on the Direct Retainers of the Tokugawa Shogunate: Focusing on Documents of the Family of the Confucian Scholar Sugihara Project Researcher, MINO Yukinori, National Institute of Japanese Literature FY2019-2021
Fundamental Research
[Pre-selected topics of Rekihaku’s collections]
Study on the Family Archives of Court Nobles in Medieval Japan Utilizing “Hirohashike kyūzō kiroku monjo tenseki rui” Prof. IENAGA Junji, Gakushuin University FY2020-2022
Fundamental Research
[Rekihaku Scientific Research Films]
Production, Conservation and Utilization of Rekihaku Scientific Research Films with a Focus on Ramie or Choma Culture in Japan Part-time Lecturer, KASUGA Akira, Tama Art University FY2019-2021
Type of Research Research Title Head of the Research Team Research Period
Developmental
Research
Enhancing Historical Disaster Research with Open Science Methodologies Assist. Prof. HASHIMOTO Yuta FY2018-2020

Completed Collaborative Research

For a full list of collaborative research projects conducted since FY2004, click here

Ongoing NIHU Transdisciplinary Projects

NIHU Transdisciplinary Projects are research projects promoted by the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU). NIHU consists of six inter-university research institutes including Rekihaku and the following: National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL); National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL); International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken); Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN); National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku).

Institute-based Projects
Multidisciplinary Collaborative Projects

Change of Local Communities and Reconstruction of Community Cultures after Disasters in the Japanese Archipelago [lead institution: Rekihaku, NINJAL]

Development of a Field of Comprehensive Bibliographical Studies from an Interdisciplinary Perspective [lead institution: NIJL]

Network-based Projects

Japan-related Documents and Artifacts Held Overseas: NIHU International Collaborative Research and Utilization  [lead institution: Nichibunken]

Completed NIHU Transdisciplinary Projects

For an overview of completed NIHU Transdisciplinary Projects, click here