Friederike PHILIPPE - Tokyo College
Visiting Scholar

Friederike PHILIPPE

Affiliations Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Fields Global History, History of Knowledge, History of intercultural contacts between Europe and Japan (Early Modern period) Period of stay 19 May 2022 - 29 November 2022
01 Description of Research

My research concerns knowledge production processes between Europe and Japan in the early modern period. The focus lies on the production of ethnographic knowledge through mutual perceptions of Self and Other during Japan’s Nanban era (1549-1647). I am analyzing the effects of the Japanese-European encounter on the identity negotiation discourse and how the discourse about identities formed a broader knowledge discourse that entangled European and Japanese contexts of knowledge. In order to make the knowledge production and the knowledge discourse’s development tangible, I am combining a discourse-analytical approach with an actor-centered approach that looks at both European and Japanese knowledge brokers.

02 Short Biography

2020- PhD Fellow at Graduate School Global Intellectual History, Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2018 M.A. in Global History, Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2014 B.A. in History/Japanese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

03 Major Publications

“In Japan, the World is Upside Down”. Ethnographic Knowledge Production during the Jesuit Mission to Japan in the 16th Century, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft [expected publication: 09/2023].

Ich wollt‘, daß ich daheime wär – Eine Analyse des Heimatverlusts im Werk Josef Mühlbergers (1903-1983) im Kontext von Erinnerungsarbeit und kollektivem Gedächtnis der 1950er und 1960er Jahre [I wish I were Home – An Analysis of Loss of Heimat in Josef Mühlberger’s (1903-1983) Work in the Context of Memory Work and Collective Memory of the 1950s and 1960s], in: Germanoslavica 29/1 (2018), S. 30-49.