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Quattro Seminars

Quattro Seminars on Humanities and Social Sciences, URA and Tohoku Forum for Creativity Collaboration Project, Tohoku University

The purpose of these seminars is to enhance the research productivity in humanities and social sciences at Tohoku University. At the Quattro Seminars Series, researchers belonging to different faculties and research institutes at Tohoku University will meet to hold interdisciplinary discussions. The seminars will be held once/twice a month during Tohoku University term time. All researchers at Tohoku University are welcome to join the seminars.

Link : URA office of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tohoku University


December 5, 2017 at 16:20 – 17:50
The Sixteenth Seminar  [Oct. 17, 2017 Updated]

Title :“Disrespect for Humanities Hinders Japanese Competitiveness”
Speaker:Takamitsu Sawa (Emeritus Professor of Kyoto University/ Former President of Shiga University)
Moderator : Erina Gyoba (Assistant Professor, Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters/University Research Administrator, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : [PDF]
[Registration] If you would like to attend this seminar, please register here.


Novermber 8, 2017 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Fifteenth Seminar  [Oct. 17, 2017 Updated]

Title :“Toward the Establishment of International Joint Graduate Program in Japanese Study”
Speaker:Akihiro Ozaki (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : [PDF]


July 21, 2017 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Fourteenth Seminar

Title :“Publicness of the Academic Research: Two Strategies from Humanities and Social Sciences Perspectives”
Speaker:Saku Hara (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : [PDF]


June 29, 2016 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Thirteenth Seminar  [Jun. 07, 2016 Updated]

Title :“Japanese Social Sciences and Japanese Studies abroad: Two Academic Communities and Discussions on Modernization Theory”
Speaker:Takehiko Kariya (Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society, University of Oxford)
Moderator:Yoshiya Shiotani (Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator, Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : [PDF]


May 11, 2016 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Twelfth Seminar  [May 12, 2016 Updated]

Title :“Statistical Computing and Data Analysis with R”
Speaker:Satoshi Miyata (Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Tohoku University)
Moderator:Yoshiya Shiotani (Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator, Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Abstract : [PDF] / Presentation slides [PDF]


January 12, 2016 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Elventh Seminar

Title :“Testing the Nuclear Stability-Instability Paradox using Synthetic Control Method”
Speaker:Benjamin E. Goldsmith (Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney)
Moderator:Hatsuru Morita(Professor, School of Law, TohokuUniversity)
*Language : English / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


December 11, 2015 at 16:20 – 17:50
The Tenth Seminar

Title :“Social Inequality in Post-industrial Society: Focusing on Gender, Youth Labour Market, Low Fertility, and Educational Inequality”
Speaker:Mary Brinton(Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University)Hyunjoon Park(Associate Professor, Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania)
Commentator / Moderator:Yoshimichi Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
*Language : English / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


September 18, 2015 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Ninth Seminar

Title :“The Activities and Significance of the Interfaith Chaplain in Contemporary Japan”
Speaker:Yozo Taniyama (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
Commentator:Kazuhiro Kurose (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University)
Moderator:Yoshiya Shiotani (Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


June 25, 2015 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Eighth Seminar

Title :“Methodologies of Historical Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences”
Speakers:Toshimitsu Kagohashi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University) / Taketo Fushimi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University)
Moderator:Koichi Kawai (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education / University Research Administrator, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


May 19, 2015 at 16:30 – 18:30
The Seventh Seminar

Title :“Basis of Empire:Human Beings in State Formation Process of West Asia”
Speakers:Yui Arimatsu (Assistant Professor, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University)
Commentators: Nobuhiro Minaka (Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Tokyo University) / Takehiko Matsugi (Professor, National Museum of Japanese History)
Moderator:Yoshiya Shiotani (Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator, Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


April 30, 2015 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Sixth Seminar

Title :“Recommendations for Qualitative Studies:Single-Case Research and Comparative Small-N Research”
Speakers:Michi Fukushima (Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University) / Naoko Ohata (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for The Promotion of Science)
Moderator:Koichi Kawai (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education / University Research Administrator, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


February 28, 2015 at 16:00 – 17:30
The Fifth Seminar

Title :“The Roles and Responsibility of Humanities among Sciences: In Terms of Philosophy and History of Sciences”
Speaker :Keiichi Noe (President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tohoku University)
Moderator:Yoshiya Shiotani (Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator, Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


January 14, 2015 at 16:00 – 18:00
The Fourth Seminar

Title :“The Next Stage of Statistics:Practice and Development of Statistical Analyses for Public Social Sciences”
Speakers :Shigeto Tanaka (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University) / Yoshikuni Ono (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University) / Hiroaki Chigira (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University)
Commentator and Moderator:Satoshi Miwa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


December 10, 2014 at 15:00 – 17:00
The Third Seminar

Title :“Humanities and Social Sciences After The Great East Japan Earthquake”
Speakers :Satoru Masuda (Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University) / Eiichi Aoki (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Tohoku University) / Michimasa Matsumoto (Associate Professor, International Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)
Commentator:Tatsurou Niikawa (Professor, Graduate School of Policy and Management, Doshisya University)
Moderator :Koichi Kawai (Assistant professor, Graduate School of Education / University Research Administrator, Tohoku University)
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


November 26, 2014 at 16:30 – 18:00
The Second Seminar

Speaker : Nobuhiko Terui (Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University)
Title :“New Directions of Statistics as Methodology of Sciences: Analytics of Big Data and Small Data”
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)


October 2, 2014 at 16:30 – 18:00
The First Seminar

Speaker : Yoshimichi Sato (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
Title : “Interdisciplinary Methodology of Social Sciences: Focusing on Research Clarifying the Creation Process of General Trust Using Computer Simulation”
*Language : Japanese / Poster & Abstract : (PDF)  / Slides : (PDF)

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