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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


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)

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