Visiting Scholars


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Rajyashree Pandey

  • University: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • Position: Affiliation Professor of Japanese Studies (Department of Politics and International Relations, Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Research group at IHA: Pre-Modern
  • Thematic area(s): Medieval Japanese Buddhist and literary texts; Body in medieval Japan; Gender; Monogatari and Setsuwa conceptions of agency and desire
  • Research at IHA: The symbolic significance attached to bodily discharges such as blood, excrement and urine in the medieval Japanese tradition
  • Dates of stay: February – August 2023


Orion Klautau

  • Country of origin: Brazil
  • University: Tohoku University, Japan
  • Position: Associate Professor (Department of Global Japanese Studies, Gratuate School of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University)
  • Research group at IHA: Pre-Modern
  • Research project: The Modern Saga of an Ancient Prince: Shotoku Taishi and Japanese Historiography
  • Thematic area(s): Shotoku Taishi, Japan, Historiography, Religion, Art, Politics
  • Dates of stay: April – September 2022