Nana Miyata was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History.
Nana Miyata received a BA in liberal arts from the International Christian University in Tokyo in 2003. She obtained an MA in Japanese studies (major), sinology and comparative religion from the University of Bonn in 2007, and a PhD in Japanese studies in 2012. Nana Miyata contributed to the concept and organisation of the exhibition ‘150 Years of German-Japanese Relations’ initiated by the Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2011. She was a Fritz Thyssen research fellow from 2011 to 2012, before pursuing further studies in the field of social sciences and receiving an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in 2015. From 2012 to 2013, she was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, a position that she held until the end of 2018.
Period: 16th to the 20th centuries.
Area: Japan, Europe (in particular Austria and Germany)
Topics: diplomatic and cultural relations between Europe and Japan (focusing on Austria and Germany), intellectual history, research into German-language primary sources relating to Japan