Morris James Harry

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Dec 5, 2019 at 03:04
Morris James Harry
University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job title
Assistant Professor
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology(University of St Andrews), Master of Theology(University of St Andrews)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Aug 2019
Part-Time Instructor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ibaraki University
Apr 2017
Oct 2018
Specially Appointed Research Associate, Department of General Studies, National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
Jun 2016
Mar 2017
Assistant Language Teacher, Ōtawara Board of Education
Aug 2012
Aug 2014
Assistant Language Teacher, Ōtawara Board of Education


Sep 2014
Jul 2018
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Jun 2015
Jul 2015
Summer Session in Japanese Language and Culture, Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University
Sep 2008
Jun 2012
Master of Theology, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews

Committee Memberships

Sep 2018
Sep 2019
The Digital Orientalist  Editor for Japanese Studies
Apr 2018
Apr 2019
European Academy of Religion  Social Media Management Team Member
Jan 2017
Dec 2017
Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (Journal),  Special Edition Peer Reviewer
Sep 2015
Aug 2019
International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance  Editorial and Review Committee Member
Aug 2018
Aug 2019
The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland  Fellow

Awards & Honors

May 2019
For an outstanding paper published in the journal Surveillance and Society., Surveillance Studies Network Early Career Researcher Award 2018, Surveillance Studies Network
Winner: James Harry Morris

Published Papers

Some Reflections on the First Muslim Visitor to Japan
Morris,James Harry
American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences   35(3) 116-130   Jul 2018
“Lost” Letters: The Presence of Jǐngjiào in Japan as explored by Sakae Ikeda
Morris,James Harry
Japan Mission Journal   69(4) 255-266   Dec 2015
Christianity, Martyrdom, and Pilgrimage in Ōkago Village
Morris,James Harry
Japan Mission Journal   69(3) 206-216   Sep 2015
Brief Remarks on a Bunka-Bunsei Period Document from Sendai Domain pertaining to the Kawada Family and the Kirishitan and Teppo Aratame Yaku
Fukushima Kōsen Kenkyū Kiyō   59 187-190   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Morris, James Harry
SURVEILLANCE & SOCIETY   16(4:::SI) 410-431   2018   [Refereed]

Books etc

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History
Morris,James Harry (Part:Contributor, Moonies)
ABC-CLIO   May 2019   ISBN:9781440858109
Encyclopaedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History
Morris,James Harry (Part:Contributor, Soka Gakkai)
ABC-CLIO   Nov 2018   ISBN:9781440848490
Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History, Selected Readings
Morris,James Harry (Part:Contributor, Roman Catholic orders in 17th-century China)
SAIACS Centre for Islamic Studies   Jan 2017   
Relating with Hindu Diaspora: Anglican and Lutheran Reflections
Morris,James Harry (Part:Contributor, The Problem of Understanding Conversion: Religious Change and Interfaith Dialogue)
Anglican Interfaith Networks, Lutheran Porvoo Communion, and World Council of Churches   Sep 2015   
Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 - Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800)
Morris,James Harry (Part:Contributor, The Yongzheng Emperor)
Brill   Nov 2018   ISBN:9789004375437

Conference Activities & Talks

Integrating Digital Tools into Intercultural Communication Courses in CEGLOC [Invited]
Morris,James Harry
CEGLOC Workshop: Teacher Development Workshop on TESOL   29 May 2019   University of Tsukuba, Center for Education of Global Communication
Twitter Bot Research and the Changing Meaning of Historical Vocabulary
Morris,James Harry
Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference (DOsTC)   1 Jun 2019   The Digital Orientalist
Using WordPress in a Japanese University for Research-led Teaching
Morris,James Harry
2019 PressED Conference   18 Apr 2019   PressED
A Journey through Ōkago Village: Christianity, Persecution, and Hiding in Northern Japan
Morris,James Harry
The Third Public Archaeology Twitter Conference (PATC3)   30 Jan 2019   The Public Archaeology Twitter Conference
Teaching About ‘Othering’: Practical Examples and Reflections
Morris,James Harry
The Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice (EQUIS)   22 Mar 2019   International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance (INTESDA)

Teaching Experience



Chileans award Greta Thunberg prestigious international prize
Morris,James Harry   The Others   May 2019 - May 2019
Historical Storytelling with Twine
Morris,James Harry   The Others   May 2019 - May 2019
The Schedule of the Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference 2019, #DOsTC
Morris,James Harry   The Others   May 2019 - May 2019
Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Apr 2019 - Apr 2019
Japanese Text Segmentation and Analysis with Web ChaMame
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
The “Digital Orientalisms Twitter Conference” (#DOsTC)
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
Creating a Digital Timeline
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
Beyond “Laures Kirishitan Bunko”: Digital Repositories for Studying 16th and 17th Century Japanese Christianity
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
Making and Using a Twitter Bot
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
The Shrine Database: An Interview with its Creator
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
Creating an Online Calculator (2): Algorithms and Code
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Sep 2018 - Sep 2018
Creating an Online Calculator for the Conversion of Shakkanhō (Japanese) Units
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Sep 2018 - Sep 2018
Apps for Learning Cursive Japanese
Morris,James Harry   The Others   Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
Japanese (Shakkanhō) Unit Conversion Calculator
Morris,James Harry   Web Service