BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN

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Name
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
Nickname
Sebastien
E-mail
boretirides.tohoku.ac.jp
URL
http://db.tohoku.ac.jp/whois/e_detail/59d921bda4c120d054a7dbef94034a82.html
Affiliation
Tohoku University
Section
International Research Institute of Disaster Science Disaster Information Management and Public Collaboration Division Disaster Digital Archive
Job title
Assistant Professor

Profile

Sébastien Boret is an anthropologist and associate professor at Tohoku University in Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Oxford Brookes University and an MPhil from the University of Oxford.His research areas include death, grief, public health, disaster and the environment in Japan, Indonesia, and France. His current research investigates the processes of memorialization in post-disaster communities. It includes the disposal of the bodies, the grief of the bereaved, and the places of collective memories ("Les lieux de mémoire"). Sébastien is the author of "Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death" and editor of "Death in the Early Twenty-first Century: Authority, Innovation and Mortuary Rites." He has taught in the UK, Latvia, and Japan.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Aug 2014
 - 
Today
Assistant Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
 
Nov 2012
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Jul 2014
Post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
 

Education

 
Sep 2005
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Mar 2011
Ph.D. Anthropology, Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
 
Sep 2003
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Jun 2005
Masters in Social Anthropology (M.Phil), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
 
Oct 2000
 - 
Jan 2003
BA. Anthropology Major, Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
 

Published Papers

 
Sébastien Penmellen Boret, Akihiro Shibayama
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction   29 55-62   Aug 2018
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd This paper examines the roles of disaster memorials during the five years that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE). After the collective experience of catastrophe, societies develop various modes of grieving and rem...
SHIBAYAMA Akihiro, KITAMURA Miwako, BORET Sebastien Penmellen, IMAMURA Fumihiko
Dejitaru Akaibu Gakkaishi   2(3) 282-286   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
<p>Digital archives related to the Great East Japan Earthquake started to be constructed spontaneously by various organizations immediately after the disaster occurred, and several dozen have been created in the six and a half years since the eart...
Sébastien Penmellen Boret
Death in the Early Twenty-First Century: Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites   217-253   Jul 2017
Sébastien Penmellen Boret, Susan Orpett Long, Sergei Kan
Death in the Early Twenty-First Century: Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites   1-27   Jul 2017
The Roles of Archiving in Earthquake Studies: The Case of the Great East Japan Earthquake
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
Proceedings of the 2016 World Conference of Earthquake Engineering      Jan 2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Boret Sébastien Penmellen, Long Susan Orpett, Kan Sergei
Palgrave Macmillan   2017   ISBN:9783319523644
Boret Sébastien Penmellen
Routledge   2016   ISBN:9781138200333
Boret Sébastien Penmellen
Routledge   2014   ISBN:9780415517065

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Disaster Archives and Sustainable Development: The Case of the Great East Japan Earthquake [Invited]
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
1stAceh Global Conference, Syiah Kuala University   17 Oct 2018   
Supporting Recovery through Managing Bodies and Grief in Emergencies
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
World Bosai Forum   27 Nov 2017   
Shakai jinrui-gaku ni okeru saigai-ji no `shi no manejimento' ("Management of death" in disasters – a view from social anthropology)
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
Friday Forum, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University   23 Jun 2017   
Supporting Recovery through Managing Bodies and Grief in Emergencies [Invited]
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
International Conference for Information System for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), France   23 May 2017   
Archiving and Memorializing Disasters: Their Roles and their Flows in Reducing Risk and Disasters
BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Santa Fe   29 Mar 2017   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction: Revitalizing local agriculture and fishing industry in tsunami-hit areas
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Hiroki Takakura (Principal Investigator) BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
The Politics of Death during the Reconstruction during the Great East Japan Earthquake
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): 
Project Year: Nov 2012 - Jul 2014    Investigator(s): BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN
From the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive to Natural Disaster Archives
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Akihiro Shibayam (Principal Investigator) 川島 秀一 東北大学, 災害科学国際研究所, シニア研究員 (30639878) 蝦名 裕一 東北大学, 災害科学国際研究所, 准教授 (70585869) ボレー セバスチャン 東北大学, 災害科学国際研究所, 助教 (70751676) 有働 恵子 東北大学, 災害科学国際研究所, 准教授 (80371780)
Materializing and Narrating Collective Memories of Calamities and Education for Disaster Reduction
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: 2018 - 2021    Investigator(s): 林 勲男 (Principal Investigator), BORET PENMELLEN SEBASTIEN