The Modern City In Japan And Europe, 15.3.2019

International Workshop
COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODERN CITY IN JAPAN AND EUROPE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF URBAN GOVERNANCE, 1905-1935 

14/15 March 2019, Humboldt University Berlin, Historical Institute
Friedrichstraße 191/193, Room 5028

 

Program

Thursday, 14 March

19.00 Get together at Restaurant “Kreuzberger Weltlaterne”

Friday, 15 March

08.30 – 9.00 Introduction and conceptional issues

Takahito Mori (Hitotsubashi University) & Rainer Liedtke (University of Regensburg)

09.00 – 9.45 Prof. Satoshi Baba (Tokyo University)

The birth of town and regional planning in Japan and the impacts from the Western countries

Comment by Christoph Bernhardt (Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung) followed by discussion

9.45 – 10.30 Prof. Shuichi Takashima (Aoyama Gakuin University)

The European influence on the first subway in Tokyo

Comment by Prof. Ralf Roth (Goethe University Frankfurt) followed by discussion

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Prof. Katja Schmidtpott (University of Bochum)

On the reception of National Socialist housing policy in Japan, 1933-45

Prof. Takahito Mori (Hitotsubashi University)

From Hamburg to Osaka: Development of „Kosei-Undo“ on the model of „Kraft durch Freude“.

Combined Comment by Prof. Rainer Liedtke (University of Regensburg) followed by discussion

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.00 Prof. Sheldon Garon (Princeton University)

The Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in the Second World War

Comment by Prof. Alexander Nützenadel (Humboldt-University Berlin) followed by discussion

Julia Mariko Jacoby (Max Planck Institute for History, Berlin)

Disaster preparedness in Japan and global transfer of knowledge, 1890- 1970

Comment by Prof. Sheldon Garon (Princeton University) followed by discussion

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.15 Dr. Beate Löffler (University of Duisburg)

From teaching ‚progress‘ to learning ‚tradition‘? German glances at Japan’s built environment (1900-1940)

Comment by Prof. Dieter Schott (Technical University Darmstadt) followed by discussion

16.15 – 16.45 Final Discussion

In cooperation with: Universität Regensburg, Gesellschaft für Stadtgeschichte und Urbanisierungsforschung; Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung; Humboldt-Universität Berlin