A Coordinated Flow Among Planned Research Groups

Each of our proposed themes of research will be interwoven with the others, and the topics of connectivity and trust building will be viewed flexibly from all angles: from the micro to the macro, across axes of space and time. For this reason, we will be presenting seminars and workshops hosted by as many permutations as possible of the various Planned Research Groups.

As part of this project, we will host large-scale international conferences to be held in 2021 in Kyoto, in 2022 in Osaka, and in 2023 in Tokyo, which will be organized by pairs of Groups related in theme. The Organizer will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the other Groups, and Planned Research Group C01, the digital humanities Unit, will be involved in all of the above conferences. In 2024, to mark the final year of the project, the Organizer will host a General International Symposium in Tokyo.

Organization

X00: Organizer

     
KUROKI Hidemitsu
(Area Organizer, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
OTA Nobuhiro
(Director of the Office, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
NAGAOKA Shinsuke
(PIC of Recruitment, Kyoto University,)
NODA Jin
(PIC of Publications, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
KONDO Nobuaki
(PIC of Publications, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
YAMANE So
(PIC of International Activities, Osaka University)
ISHII Masako
(PIC of International Activities, Rikkyo University)
KUMAKURA Wakako
(PIC of Press and Public Relations, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
OTA (TSUKADA) Erina
(Project Assistant Professor, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
GOTO Emi
(Research Collaborator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

A01: Mobility and Universality in the Islamic Economy

NAGAOKA Shinsuke
(Principal Investigator, Kyoto University)
IGARASHI Daisuke
(Co-investigator, Waseda University)
IWASAKI Yoko
(Co-investigator, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization)
KAMEYA Manabu
(Co-investigator, Hirosaki University)
YASUDA Shin
(Co-investigator, Takasaki City University of Economics)
KONASUKAWA Ayumu
(Co-investigator, Kyoto University)
HIRANO Misa
(Co-investigator, Kyoto University)
MACHIKITA Tomohiro
(Co-investigator, Kyoto University)
MIZUSAWA Sumito
(Project Researcher, Kyoto University)
ASUTAY Mehmet
(Research Collaborator, Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom)
LECHEVALIER Sébastien
(Research Collaborator, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France, Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS)

Planned Research Group A01 aims to clarify the uniqueness and universality of several Islamic economic institutions, including monetary, financial, market, and ownership systems, in the context of inter-period and inter-regional comparisons. This group in particular picks up on the following research topics based on field research and document surveys, such as “the mobility of Islamic economy, which implies flexibility and supra-connectivity,” “comparisons between the Islamic economy and capitalism,” and “the potential of the Islamic economy in the future global society.”

A02: Changes in the World of Islamic Thought and Knowledge

NODA Jin
(Principal Investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
NAKANISHI Tatsuya
(Co-investigator, Kyoto University)
YAJIMA Yoichi
(Co-investigator, Nara Women’s University)
TSUBOI Yuji
(Co-investigator, Meio University)
TAKANO Sayaka
(Co-investigator, Chuo University)
HAMAMOTO Mami
(Co-investigator, Osaka City University)
WADA Ikuko
(Co-investigator, Okayama University)
TAKAMATSU Yoichi
(Co-investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
KATO Shinsaku
(Project Researcher, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
ZHAMPEISOVA Zhanar
(Research Collaborator, The Eurasian Humanities Institute, Kazakhstan)
SARTORI Paolo
(Research Collaborator, Institute of Iranian Studies, Austria)
SAWAI Kazuaki
(Research Collaborator, Kansai University)

Planned Research Group A02 focuses on how Islamic knowledge has been translated and developed, and the roles it has played in negotiation and dispute resolution. From the perspectives of “the propagation and translation of Islamic thought and knowledge,” “legal pluralism centered on Islamic law,” and “negotiation and networking in international trade,” this group looks for the wisdom of connectivity on the basis of field studies and documentary surveys.

A03: Migrants, Refugees, and Community Building

KUROKI Hidemitsu
(Principal Investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
IKEDA Akimitsu
(Co-investigator, Meiji Gakuin University)
NEJIMA Susumu
(Co-investigator, Toyo University)
OKAI Hirofumi
(Co-investigator, Kyoai Gakuen University)
NAKANO Sachiko
(Co-investigator, Yamaguchi University)
MURAKAMI Tadayoshi
(Co-investigator, Osaka University)
SEKINOU Hideaki
(Co-investigator, Meiji University)
OSA Yukie
(Co-investigator, Rikkyo University)
FURUKAWA Chiaki
(Research Collaborator, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan)

Planned Research Group A03 conducts research mainly through fieldwork and documentary surveys on the specific topics of “community formation of Muslim migrants in Japan, Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia, and relationships with the host societies,” “connectivity among migrant communities in relation to refugee assistance,” and “initiative and influence of migrants and refugees in international politics.” The broad theme of this group is the building of mutual trust and relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims within the issues of large-scale migration and refugees in modern times.

B01: The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State Systems

KONDO Nobuaki
(Principal Investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
OTA Nobuhiro
(Co-investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
AKIBA Jun
(Co-investigator, The University of Tokyo)
MASHITA Hiroyuki
(Co-investigator, Kobe University)
NAGANAWA Norihiro
(Co-investigator, Hokkaido University)
MAYUZUMI Akitsu
(Co-investigator, The University of Tokyo)
HORII Yutaka
(Co-investigator, Doshisha University)
BABA Tamon
(Co-investigator, Ritsumeikan University)
OKI Yutaroh
(Co-investigator, Kyushu University)
MORITA Madoka
(Project Researcher, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
MATSUI Masako
(Research Collaborator, Aichi Gakuin University)

Planned Research Group B01 conducts research mainly by means of documentary surveys in libraries and archives around the world on the specific topics of “ideas, international law, and diplomatic relations among Muslim states,” “trade and international relations in the maritime world,” and “connectivity and the imperial character of the ruling elite,” in order to clarify how connectivity and trust building were related to the Islamicate state system and the “Muslim World” they built.

B02: Trust Building Through Thought and Strategy

YAMANE So
(Principal Investigator, Osaka University)
IIZUKA Masato
(Co-investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
AOYAMA Hiroyuki
(Co-investigator, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
NAKAMIZO Kazuya
(Co-investigator, Kyoto University)
KUDO Masako
(Co-investigator, Rikkyo University)
SUGAHARA Yumi
(Co-investigator, Osaka University)
IKEDA Kazuto
(Co-investigator, Osaka University)
MOTANI Yusuke
(Project Researcher, Osaka University)
SUNAGA Emiko
(Research Collaborator, Asian Research Library, The University of Tokyo)
AMIR Zahid Munir
(Research Collaborator, University Oriental College, University of the Punjab, Pakistan)

Planned Research Group B02 discusses urgent issues of today, including division and conflicts such as “Rohingya problems in Myanmar,” “international disputes regarding the Syrian situation,” “religious conflicts in India” from the perspectives of both Muslims and non-Muslims, to identify the dynamics that religious thought and dispute resolution strategies bring to trust building in the tangled web. While based on a perspective of religious certitude, Muslims sometimes consider changes in strategy, such as possibilities of changing attitudes based on the religious legitimacy. This group aims to reveal such trust building contexts unique to Muslims.

B03: Trust and Peace Building in Conflict Affected Areas

ISHII Masako
(Principal Investigator, Rikkyo University)
OSOEGAWA Taku
(Co-investigator, Nihon University)
KUSAKABE Naonori
(Co-investigator, Rikkyo University)
KUMAKURA Jun
(Co-investigator, Hosei University)
SUZUKI Hiroyuki
(Co-investigator, The University of Tokyo)
SAHARA Tetsuya
(Co-investigator, Meiji University)
TAKEUCHI Shinichi
(Co-investigator, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
TOBINAI Yuko
(Co-investigator, Morioka University)
MIICHI Ken
(Co-investigator, Waseda University)
YAMAMOTO Saki
(Project Researcher, Rikkyo University)

Planned Research Group B03 will conduct field research on local societies where coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims has become a point of political confrontation and has finally escalated into conflict, including examination of themes such as “trust building and peacebuilding with non-Muslims,” “provision of support, protection, and asylum through the vitalization of connectivity in the Islamic World,” and “dialogues and mediation among different ideologies” in conflict-affected areas. They conduct comparative studies about practical wisdoms of peacebuilding and trust building for transcending the divisions by organizing seminars and workshops, etc.

C01: Analyses of Connectivities by Digital Humanities Methods

KUMAKURA Wakako
(Principal Investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
ARAI Kazuhiro
(Co-investigator, Keio University)
ISHIDA Yuri
(Co-investigator, Okayama University)
ITO Takao
(Co-investigator, Kobe University)
GOTO Yutaka
(Co-investigator, Yokohama City University)
SHINODA Tomoaki
(Co-investigator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
NAGASAKI Kiyonori
(Co-investigator, International Institute for Digital Humanities)
MALLET Alexander
(Co-investigator, Waseda University)
SATO Susumu
(Project Researcher, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
OTSUYA Kaori
(Research Collaborator, University of Liège, Belgium)
SAJI Natsuko
(Research Collaborator, Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University)
SHIOZAKI Yuki
(Research Collaborator, University of Shizuoka)
MORRIS James
(Research Collaborator, University of Tsukuba)
ROMANOV Maxim
(Research Collaborator, Institut für Geschichte, University of Vienna, Austria)
OTA (TSUKADA) Erina
(Research Collaborator, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Planned Research Group C01 aims at visual analytics of “connectivity” and clarifies how “trust” was embedded in the web of connectivity. Through visualization of networks on the basis of text data extracted from biographical works produced in Islamic civilization, they overlay the mesh of various kinds of human relationships, such as marital relations, networks of academic schools, political patronage, and personal connections made through the intermediation of saints to reveal tacit knowledge. In addition, they develop various approaches to the visualization of data in coordination with other groups.

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