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A ‘Conversation’ on Comparisons between Japanese Studies, Contemporary History and Medieval Art History

By Nora Kottmann | While studying political science at Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute, I was always told to refrain from making comparisons if and when I would become a researcher. Comparative research, it was said, is an extremely complex research methodology

Comparing Comparisons – Introduction and Overview

By James D Sidaway and Franz Waldenberger | How and why do we compare in the social sciences and humanities? These are enduring questions. On 2nd and 3rd December 2019, a group of scholars affiliated with the Max Weber Research Group at the National University of Singapore and researchers from the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) met at the DIJ in Tokyo to compare notes on comparisons.

5in10 with Nora Kottmann

Nora Kottmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Weber Foundation’s German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) since September 2018. At the DIJ she is currently working on her research project “(Re)Locating Intimacy – Spatial Perspectives on Personal Relationships in Contemporary Japan”.

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