Welcome to Professor Akiyoshi Nishiyama
The Centre for Transnational History and the School of History welcome Dr Akiyoshi Nishiyama from Kyoritsu Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan. Professor Nishiyama will be spending some two weeks as a visiting scholar at the Center between 22 February and 10 March 2014.
In June 2013 he lectured at the postgraduate summer school in Menton, which the Center co-organized with its GRAINES network partners. Professor Nishiyama is currently working on comparative research on languages and educational systems in the German Empire’s multilingual borderlands of Alsace and Upper Silesia. On 5 March, he will deliver a lecture for the Late Modern Research Seminar, which not surprisingly will focus on the question of ‘“Dialect” and School
Education in Imperial Germany: The Case of Alsace.’
He has published widely on the topic of educational policies, politics of language and nation-building in Japanese and German (see: http://www.zzf-pdm.de/site/mid__3419/ModeID__0/EhPageID__1022/821/default.aspx). In his current research Akiyoshi Nishiyama, as a fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin, delves into the transfer of ideas between German and Japanese imperial educational systems before 1945.