Yoshiyuki Kikuchi

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Name
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
E-mail
ykikuchinagoya-ku.ac.jp
Affiliation
Nagoya University of Economics
Section
Faculty of Economics Department of Contemporary Economics
Degree
PhD (History of Science, Technology and Medicine)
Research funding number
70456341

Profile

I am a social historian of science, specializing in the history of chemistry in nineteenth and twentieth century Japan and its global context. My research topics include pedagogy, laboratory designs, sites of scientific practice, international cooperation in science, Anglo-Japanese and Dutch-Japanese relations, and institutionalization of British chemistry in the 19th and 20th century. I have also been working on the history of the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS, Okazaki City, Aichi prefecture) since 2007 and am interested in molecular science, physical chemistry, and chemical physics in Japan after the Second World War.

Research Areas

 
 
  • Sociology/History of science and technology / Sociology/History of science and technology / History of Chemistry, History of Japanese Science and Technology, History of British Science, History of American Science, History of Universities

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2017
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Today
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Department of Contemporary Economics, Nagoya University of Economics
 
Apr 2016
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Mar 2017
Visiting Research Fellow (Adjunct Lecturer), Institute of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 
Apr 2016
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Mar 2017
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
 
Dec 2013
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Mar 2016
Visiting Associate Professor, School of Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
 
Sep 2013
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Mar 2016
Associate Professor (non-tenured), Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
 

Education

 
Oct 2002
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Aug 2006
Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Open University (UK)
 
Apr 1993
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Mar 1998
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1991
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Mar 1993
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1987
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Mar 1991
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 

Committee Memberships

 
Feb 2016
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Today
East Asian Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal  Advisory Board
 
Sep 2013
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Feb 2016
International Workshop on the History of Chemistry (Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 2015)  Organizing and Program Committees
 
Nov 2011
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Today
History of Science Society Forum for the History of Chemical Sciences  Programs Committee
 
Oct 2013
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Today
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry  Council and Editorial Committee
 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry  Editorial Committee (associate member)
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jul 2016
JSHC Academic Award, The Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry
 
May 2007
"The English Model of Chemical Education in Meiji Japan: Transfer and Acculturation", New Researcher Award, History of Science Society of Japan
 
Jun 2004
“Hendrik Kramer Hommes and His Chemical Table: Dutch Original of Seimi Binran and Its Social Background in the Mid-19th Century”, Best Paper Award, Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry
 

Books etc

 
Encyclopedic Dictionary of the History of Chemistry
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry (Part:Joint Editor)
Apr 2017   ISBN:4759818391
1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi (Part:Contributor, Science and Technology (Japan))
Freie Universitaet Berlin   Feb 2017   
Carolien Stolte and Yoshiyuki Kikuchi (Part:Joint Editor)
Amsterdam University Press   Jan 2017   ISBN:9089648836
David G. Wittner and Philip C. Brown (Part:Contributor, Chapter 3: An Emperor's Chemist in War and Peace)
Routledge   Mar 2016   ISBN:113890533X
The International Workshop on the History of Chemistry 2015 Tokyo (IWHC 2015 Tokyo) “Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920 to the 1960s”: Proceedings
Masanori Kaji, Yasu Furukawa, Hiroaki Tanaka and Yoshiyuki Kikuchi (Part:Joint Editor, San-ichiro Mizushima and the Realignment of the International Relation of the Japanese Chemical Community)
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   Feb 2016   
Hugh Cortazzi (Part:Contributor, Sakurai Joji (1858–1939): Leading Chemist and No Drama Specialist; and Edward Divers (1837-1912) and Robert William Atkinson (1850-1929): Influential Teachers of Chemistry in Meiji Japan)
Renaissance Books   Jan 2015   ISBN:1898823111
Ernst Mach's Prague 1867-1895 as a Human Adventure
John T. Blackmore, Ryoichi Itagaki, and Setsuko Tanaka (Part:Contributor, Mach, Ostwald, and Wald, pp. 291-316 and 342-351)
Sentinel Open Press   2010   
Britta Gors,Nikos Psarros,Paul Ziche(eds.) (Part:Contributor, Ostwald and Japanese Chemists, pp. 101-113)
Leipziger Universitätsverlag   2005   ISBN:3935693478
Koertge Noretta, American Council of Learned Societies (Part:Contributor, Mizushima, San-ichiro)
Charles Scribner's Sons : Thomson Gale   2008   ISBN:9780684313252
OKADA Takeshi, TODAYAMA Kazuhisa, TAMURA Hitoshi, MIWA Kazuhisa (Part:Contributor, My personal view of the historiography of Science)
Feb 1999   ISBN:4762821292

Published Papers

 
Passages to Molecular Science: Interface betweeen Physics and Chemistry, An Introduction
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Kagakushi   43(2) 59-61   Jun 2016   [Invited]
International Journeys of Roland Finch, British sulphuric acid engineer at the Imperial Mint, Osaka: Based on Genealogical methods
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Kagakushi   42(1) 2-8   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
SHINEHA Ryuma, IIDA Kaori, NAKAO Hisashi, KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki, MIKAMI Koichi, ITO Kenji, HIRATA Kohji, HASEGAWA Mariko
The journal of science policy and research management   29(2) 90-105   Sep 2014   [Invited]
Policy discussions, including those in science and technology policy, have long emphasized the importance of the training of expertise to respond to globalization and the development of knowledge-based societies. Simultaneously, it has been increa...
Cross-National Odyssey of a Chemist: Edward Divers at London, Galway and Tokyo
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science   50(3) 289-314   Sep 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
World War I, International Participation and Reorganisation of the Japanese Chemical Community
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Ambix   58(2) 136-149   Jul 2011   [Refereed][Invited]
The Development of Teaching of Applied Chemistry at Tokyo University, 1874-1900
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
The 6th International Conference on the History of Chemistry “Neighbours and Territories: The Evolving Identity of Chemistry” Proceedings   465-471   2010
Samurai Chemists, Charles Graham and Alexander William Williamson at University College London, 1863-1872
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Ambix   56(2) 115-137   Jul 2009   [Refereed]
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki
Historia scientiarum. Second series : international journal of the History of Science Society of Japan   18(2) 100-120   Nov 2008   [Refereed][Invited]
This paper discusses how education in applied chemistry at Tokyo University during the Meiji period involved three elements of teaching practice-analysis, fieldwork and engineering. The English chemist Robert William Atkinson was appointed in 1874...
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki
The Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   31(4) 239-267   Dec 2004   [Refereed]
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki
The Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   27(3) 129-155   Sep 2000   [Refereed]
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki
Historia scientiarum. Second series : international journal of the History of Science Society of Japan   9(3) 215-256   Mar 2000   [Refereed]
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki
The Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   26(2) 102-112   Sep 1999   [Refereed]
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki
The Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   24(3) 232-248   Nov 1997   [Refereed]
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki, ITO Kenji, FURUKAWA Yasu
6(1) 31-36   Jul 1996   [Refereed]
Development of Rudolf Clausius's thought on heat
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Kagakushi Kagaku Tetsugaku   (12) 66-74   1995
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki, ITO Kenji, FURUKAWA Yasu
Journal of history of science, Japan [Series 2]   33(192) 221-225   Dec 1994

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Japan's Engagement with International Chemistry, 1900-1930
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
International Conference on the History of Chemistry   30 Aug 2017   
Domestic and International Dimensions of the Institutionalization of British Chemistry [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
International Workshop on Institutionalization of Science and the Public Sphere in Modern Britain   26 Mar 2017   
Ikeda Kikunae and Reactions to Energetics in Japan [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
International Workshop on the History of Energetics   17 Mar 2017   
Multi-layeredness and international aspects of the Institutionalisation of British Chemistry
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
2016 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   9 Jul 2016   
International Relations of the Japanese Chemical Community [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem) 2015, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI.   19 Dec 2015   
Styles of Laboratory Science in Meiji and Taisho Japan [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
International Conference “Training of Research Scholars: Institutions, Disciplines, and National Cultures, 1860-1945”: Academia Sinica, Taiwan   9 Dec 2015   
International Science in Japanese Eyes:Joji Sakurai, the International Research Council and the Pacific Science Association after the First World War
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society Meeting: San Francisco, CA 2015   19 Nov 2015   
Passages to Molecular Science: Interface between physics and chemistry
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
2015 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   5 Jul 2015   
San-ichiro Mizushima and the Reconfiguration of International Relations of Japanese Chemistry
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
International Workshop on the History of Chemistry (IWHC)   3 Mar 2015   
The International Relations of San-ichiro Mizushima
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry   5 Jul 2014   
The Chemical Laboratory as a Contact Zone at Tokyo University, 1885-1916 [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
SOKENDAI “Science and Society” Workshop (No. 1) in Hayama. May 3 and 4, 2014. Observational and Experimental Objects: Science Studies of Materials and Instruments in the Laboratory and the Field.   4 May 2014   
Only connect: Laboratory design and the genesis of physical chemistry in Meiji Japan
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society Meeting: Boston, MA 2013   24 Nov 2013   
Joji Sakurai and the Development of Anglo-Japanese Relations in Chemistry, 1863-1939 [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Royal Society of Chemistry Thomas Graham Lecture (London, UK)   22 Nov 2013   
Evolving network of the sites of chemistry in Meiji and Taisho Japan, 1868-1926 [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Workshop "Sites of Chemistry in the Twentieth Century" (Uppsala, Sweden)   21 Aug 2013   
Making chemical technology travel: book illustrations and the teaching of chemical technology worldwide in the mid-nineteenth century
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester, UK)   22 Jul 2013   
Anglo-American and German connections in Japanese Chemistry: The Lab as Contact Zone [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, Chemistry Historical Group (Amsterdam)   27 Feb 2013   
Contact zones and the making of chemistry teaching in Meiji Japan
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
IIAS Lunchtime lecture (Leiden, Netherlands)   16 Jan 2013   
Global/local interactions, Universities, and Contact/trading zones in Japanese Science and Technology
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Lunchtime lecture for the Research Group “Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS),” University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands)   6 Nov 2012   
Anglo-American connections in Japanese chemistry
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
7th Three Societies Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, USA)   Jul 2012   
An Emperor’s Chemist at War and in Peacetime: Sakurai Jōji during the Russo-Japanese and First World Wars
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Science, Technology, and Medicine in East Asia: Policy, Practice, and Implications in a Global Perspective (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA)   Oct 2011   
Cross-national Odyssey of a Chemist: Edward Divers (1837-1912) at London, Galway and Tokyo
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Science and Technology in the European Periphery (STEP) Meeting (Galway, Ireland)   Jun 2010   
Japanese Chemistry and the Russo-Japanese War
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society Meeting (Phoenix, AZ, USA)   Nov 2009   
World War I, international participation and reorganization of the Japanese Chemical Community [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
23rd International Congress of History of Science and Technology (Budapest, Hungary)   Jul 2009   
Anglo-Japanese Chemistry Contacts in Action: The English Model of Chemical Education in Meiji Japan
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)   Nov 2008   
Constructing Laboratory Chemistry Teaching at Japanese Inland Imperial Universities
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
12th International Conference of the History of Science in East Asia (Baltimore, MD, USA)   Jul 2008   
The History of Chemstry in Early Meiji Japan and Anglo-Japanese Relations: Focusing on the sources used
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Society for the History of Western Learning in Japan monthly meeting (Juntendo University, Japan)   Jun 2008   
The History of Chemistry in Early Meiji Japan and Anglo-Japanese Relations
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Mar 2008   
Hierarchy, Supervisory practice and institutional styles in a chemical laboratory: Constructing the laboratory teaching of the Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Imperial University in the Meiji period [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Johns Hopkins University Workshop “Locating Japanese Science and Technology: Place and the Production of Knowledge” (Baltimore, MD, USA)   Jan 2008   
Analysis, Fieldwork and Engineering: Accumulated Practice and Multiple Identity of Applied Chemistry at Tokyo University, 1874-1900
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
6th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (Leuven, Belgium)   Aug 2007   
History of ‘Pure’ and ‘Applied’ Chemistry in Meiji Japan and Beyond [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
UCLA-KEK-Sokendai Symposium “Strategies for Studying Contemporary Sciences in Japan and the US”   Jul 2007   
London, Manchester and Tokyo Models of Chemical Education in the latter half of the 19th century [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Tokyo Institute of Technology Tuesday Seminar   Jun 2007   
My research experience in Anglo-Japanese Relations in Chemistry [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry Meeting (Aichi Prefectural University)   Jun 2007   
Japan and the Chemists at University College London
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society of Japan Annual Meeting (Kyoto Sangyo University)   May 2007   
The English Model of Chemical Education in Meiji Japan: Transfer and Acculturation
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
22nd International Congress of History of Science (Beijing, China)   Jul 2005   
Japanese Samurai Students at University College London: Their Vision of Science and Technology [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Lunchtime Seminar, University of Manchester Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester, UK)   Feb 2005   
The Impact of Chemical Education at University College London on Japanese Chemistry, Education and Industry [Invited]
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Meeting "Chemistry at University College”   Feb 2005   
Hired Foreigners, Overseas Students and the Transfer of an English Model of Chemistry into Meiji Japan
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting (Liverpool, UK)   Jul 2004   
Joji Sakurai and the Transfer of a British Model of Chemistry to Meiji Japan
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference (Manchester, UK)   Jan 2004   
Applied Physical Chemistry in Japan and the Electrochemical Association
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry Annual Meeting (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University)   Jun 2002   
The Formation of Physical Chemistry in Japan at the Turn of the Century
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
21st International Congress of History of Science (Mexico City, Mexico)   Jul 2001   
Reappraisal of the Energeticism of Kikunae Ikeda
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry Annual Meeting (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)   Jun 2001   
Wilhelm Ostwald and Japanese Chemists
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Workshop “Wilhelm Ostwald and the Crossroad of Chemistry, Philosophy, and Media Culture” (Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany)   Nov 2000   
The Dutch Original of Seini Binran translated by Kawano Teizo: Background of the visualisation of chemical experimental practice in the Netherlands
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry Annual Meeting (Nagoya, Aichi)   Jun 2000   
Problems in quantitative assessment of the development of the Japanese chemical community in the Meiji and Taisho periods
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry Annual Meeting (University of Tokyo Komaba Second Campus)   Jun 1999   
"Science" in the College of Science at Japanese Imperial Universities in the Meiji and Taisho Periods: between teaching and research
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Symposium "Philosophizing Science: Interdisciplinary Approach" (Nagoya University School of Humanities and Informatics)   Jan 1999   
Joji Sakurai and Physical Chemistry in Japan
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry Annual Meerting (Tsuyama, Okayama)   Oct 1998   
Mach, Ostwald and Wald: Mach and Chemists
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society of Japan Annual meeting (Aichi University Toyohashi Campus)   May 1998   
Development of Clausius's view on the second law of thermodynamics
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
History of Science Society of Japan Annual Meeting (Nihon University Shonan campus)   Jun 1995   

Misc

 
菊池好行
化学史研究      Jun 2007
The beginning of the "Modern Understanding" of solution: Solution understood by Ostwald
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
   Sep 2001
菊池好行
化学史研究      Jun 2001
KIKUCHI Yoshiyuki, ITO Kenji, FURUKAWA Yasu
Journal of history of science, Japan. Series II   33(192) 221-225   Jan 1995
In 1990 Tokyo Denki University acquired a collection of books and papers of Charles L. Clarke, a co-worker of Thomas A. Edison. The authors have identified the collection's two books with the copies formerly owned by the German physicist, Rudolf C...

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