National Museum of Ethnology
Shoichiro Takezawa (National Museum of Ethnology) is a specialist of West African history and archeology. Geographically, his research spans West Africa, France, and Japan and has extensively written on the nature of society and religion. He published a monography The Aftermath of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (Lexington Books, 2016), illuminating how critical social ties are during and after disaster.
Research themes: West African history and archeology
Collaboration with FFJ
2018 FFJ/Air Liquide Fellow
Stay: April 2018 – January 2019
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Selection of publicationsTakezawa S., Mamadou C. (2001), “La domestication du cereal au Méma”, Proceedings of the 11th Panafricain Congres of the Prehistory and Related Subjects, pp.95-110.
Takezawa S. (2008), “Un-Making of History”, Yoshida Kenji & Johan Mack, eds., Preserving the cultural heritage of Africa: Crisis or Renaissance?, James Currey, pp.208-225.
Takezawa S. (2016) The Aftermath of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Living among the Rubble, Lexington Books.