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Waseda University
Faculty of Letters,Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in History(Chuo University)
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Published Papers

Father’s Will, Daughter’s Waqf: A Testamentary Waqf and Its Female Founder/Administrator in Fourteenth-Century Egypt
Daisuke Igarashi
Orient   54 41-53   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Introduction: An Overview of Recent Studies on Women and Family in Mamluk Society
Daisuke Igarashi and Takao Ito
Orient   54 1-6   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Daisuke Igarashi
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies   82(1) 25-53   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Daisuke Igarashi
Orient   48 79-94   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Igarashi Daisuke
Mamlūk Studies Review   14(1) 85-108   Jan 2010   [Refereed]

Books etc

Yuval Ben-Bassat (ed.) (Part:Contributor)
Brill (Leiden)   Sep 2017   
Title of Article: "The Office of the Ustādār al-ʿĀliya in the Circassian Mamluk Era"
Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid, and Mamluk Eras VIII: Proceedings of the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd International Colloquium Organized at Ghent University in May 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
U. Vermeulen, K. D’hulster, and J. Van Steenbergen(eds.) (Part:Contributor)
Peeters (Leuven)   2016   
“Religious Endowments of the Mamluk Amir Qijmās al-Isḥāqī: A Preliminary Study”
Land Tenure, Fiscal Policy, and Imperial Power in Medieval Syro-Egypt
Daisuke Igarashi
Middle East Documentation Center, University of Chicago   2015   
Land Tenure and Mamluk Waqfs
Igarashi Daisuke
EB-Verlag (Berlin)   2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

Who were the Mutadarrikun?: Tax-Farming and Rural Society in Circassian Mamluk Egypt.
Daisuke Igarashi
Inaugural Workshop of the EGYLandscape Project: Sources, Methods, and Tools   4 Sep 2019   
Father’s Will, Daughter’s Waqf: Tatarkhān bint Ṭashtamur, a Female Waqf Founder/Administrator
Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies   12 May 2017   
Charity and Endowments of the Civilian Elite: The Case of Zayn al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Bāsiṭ, the Nāẓir al-Jaysh (d. 854/1451
German-Japanese Workshop on Mamlukology   5 Nov 2016   Miura Toru and Stephan Conermann
Land Tenure and Mamluk Waqfs [Invited]
Fifteenth Ulrich Haarmann Memorial Lecture   16 Dec 2013   Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, The University of Bonn

Research Grants & Projects

Women and Family in Post-Black Death Egypt and Syria As Viewed from the Endowment Documents
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2023
Waqf and Donation in Asia: A Joint International Study
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021
International Joint Research of Waqf
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2017
This research program has conducted a comparative study of waqf endowment,in collaboration with the CNRS International Research Program (GDRI) centered at Aix-Marseille University (headed by Professor Randi Deguilhem), holding the eight internatio...
The Impact of the Black Plague on Medieval Egypt as seen from the Islamic Endowment System
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
In the period following the mid-fourteenth century, there were several outbreaks of plague in Egypt and Syria resulting in the death of millions of people. Under these calamitous circumstances, people actively endowed their private property as waq...
The social functions of Islamic religious endowment(waqf) system in medieval Arab world
The popularity of the waqf(Islamic religious endowment) system throughout the premodern Islamic world cannot be attributed simply to its characteristics as a "charitable act" supported by altruism and benevolence. Waqfs have been established by pe...