Takahiro Narikawa

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Name
Takahiro Narikawa
E-mail
narikawagakudaigmail.com
Affiliation
Rikkyo University
Section
College of Arts
Job title
Postdoc
Degree
Master of Letters, M. Phil. (Nordic Viking and Medieval Culture)
Other affiliation
Faculty of LettersArts and SciencesWaseda University

Profile

I took double-master in Japan and in Norway, and currently engage in writing my doctoral dissertation.

My ongoing doctoral research project mainly concerns the ecclesiastical administration of the Norwegian archbishop in the Church Province of Nidaros during the 13th and 14th century, especially focusing on its changing nature over the period.

The Church Organization in Medieval West and its principles underwent profound changes during the High Middle Ages. Centralization of the Organization and revolution of legal principles within the church, both initiated by the Roman Popes, epitomize such trends of the time.

My study takes up the church province of Nidaros, Norway, situated in the north-westernmost part of Latin Christendom, an example, and aims at clarifying the active/ passive engagement of churchmen towards these trends to strengthen their position within the archbishopric, as well as the dissemination of the trends through the interventions outside, such as the papal provision.

At the same time, this research will also illustrate an hitherto not well-scrutinized aspect of the incorporation of the Nordic church into emerging Latin-Christian order at that period.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2014
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Today
Part-Time Lecturer, College of Arts, Rikkyo University
 
Nov 2013
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Mar 2018
Guest Researcher, Institute for European Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Waseda University
 
May 2013
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Mar 2018
Research Assistant, College of Arts, Rikkyo University
 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2015
part-time lecturer, Saitama University
 
Apr 2010
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Mar 2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, JSPS
 
Aug 2011
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Aug 2011
8th International Summer School in Manuscript Studies, Árni Magnússson Institute for Icelandic Studies
 
Jun 2011
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Jul 2011
Teaching Assistant, School of Liberal Arts (Philosophy and History Course), Saitama University
 
Aug 2010
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Aug 2010
7th International Summer School in Manuscript Studies, The Arnamagnæan Institute, Copenhagen
 
Apr 2010
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Today
Research Fellow (Postdoc), JSPS: Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science/ Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda Univ.
 
Jul 2009
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Dec 2009
Research Assistant (RA), Dep. of Occidental History, Faculty of Letters, the University of Tokyo
 

Published Papers

 
Dreams in Old Norse-Icelandic Royal Biographies as Representations of the Dynastic Identity: The Case of the Fairhair Dynasty
Takahiro Narikawa
The 15th International Saga Conference: Sagas and the Use of the Past, 5th –11th August 2012, Aarhus University, Preprint of Abstracts   44-48   Jul 2012
Lund as a Missionary Metropolis of the Scandinavian World around 1100
Takahiro Narikawa
Shigaku-Zasshi   120(12) 1-35   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Marriage between King Harald Fairhair and Snæfriðr, and their Offspring: Mythological Foundation of the Norwegian Medieval Dynasty?
Takahiro Narikawa
Balto-Scandia: Reports of Balto-Scandinavian Studies in Japan   Extra Edition 111-136   Jun 2011
From Cultural Crossroads to a Stepdaughter of Norwegian Church?: 'Independent Figure' of the Twelfth-Century Bishops of Orkney, and their Relationships to the Neighboring Authorities
Takahiro Narikawa
Seiyoshikenkyu: The Study of Occidental History   New Ser.39 52-76, 275f. (Eng. Summary)   Nov 2010   [Refereed]

Misc

 
[Brief Notices (in Japanese)] Martin Carver, Alex Sanmark & Sarah Semple (eds.), Signals of Belief in Early England: Anglo-Saxon Paganism Revisited, Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2010, xvi+212p.,£30.
Takahiro Narikawa
Medieval European Studies   3 177-178   Dec 2011
[Brief Notices (in Japanese)] Sverre BAGGE, From Viking Stronghold to Christian to Christian Kingdom: State Formation in Norway, c. 900-1350, Copenhagen, Museum Tusculanum Pr., 2010, 441p., €60.
Takahiro Narikawa
Medieval European Studies   3 171-172   Dec 2011
[Brief Notices (in Japanese)] Agnes S. ARNÓRSDÓTTIR, Property and Virginity: The Christianization of Marriage in Medieval Iceland 1200-1600, Århus, Aarhus UP, 2010, 533p., € 66.95.
Takahiro Narikawa
Medieval European Studies   3 170-170   Dec 2011
[Brief Notices (in Japanese)] Karl G. Johansson (ed.), Den norröna renässansen: Reykholt, Norden och Europa 1150-1300, Reykholt, Snorrastofa: Cultural and Medieval Centre, 2007, 206p., ISK 4800.
Takahiro NARIKAWA
Medieval European Studies   2 203-204   Dec 2010
[Brief Notices (in Japanese)] Haki Antonsson, St. Magnús of Orkney: A Scandinavian Martyr-Cult in Context [The Northern World 29], Leiden-London, Brill, 2007, vii+269p., €93.
Takahiro Narikawa
Medieval European Studies   2 186-187   Dec 2010
Takahiro Narikawa
Hokuoshikenkyu (The Study of Nordic History)   26 68-100   Sep 2009

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Church and the Money Circulation in High Medieval Norway (Paper D, Session 1652: The Monetary System and Currency in Eurasia in the Pre-Modern Era, ii: Money and its Circulation in the British Isles and Scandinavia)
Takahiro Narikawa
International Medieval Congress 2019, Leeds University, Leeds, UK   4 Jul 2019   International Medieval Congress Committee
To the World from the Arctic: Scandinavian World in the Network of Military Technology Transfer as well as Military Trade during the Medieval and the Early Modern Period [Invited]
Takahiro Narikawa
Annual Meeting of the Historical Association, Shinnshu Daigaku   1 Dec 2018   the Historical Association, Shinnshu Daigaku
Traces of the Roles played by the Hunter-Gathering People in the Fur Trade in the Northern Europe
Takahiro Narikawa
Workshop: Slaves, Merchants and the Powers in Medieval Eurasian Trade Networks   22 Jul 2017   
Papacy and Cross Banners in the Far-North?: A Forgotten Religious Frontier of Latin Christendom in the Later Middle Ages
Takahiro Narikawa
Medieval Papacy:Governance,Communication,Cultural Exchange   19 Feb 2017   
Scandinavians, Papacy and Crusades in the 13th Century Europe [Invited]
Takahiro Narikawa
Papacy and Medieval West in the 13th Century   12 Mar 2016   
Civil War in the 12th Century Scandinavia and its Possible Contribution to the Rise of Old Norse Saga Writings - Especially Focusing on the Changing Role of the Icelanders
Takahiro Narikawa
Meeting, the Association for Balto-Scandinavian Studies   13 Dec 2014   
Transformation of the Prohibitions against Witchcraft and Representations of Sorcerers in Nordic Middle Ages, in the light of the reception of the ideals of the 'Persecuting Society'
Takahiro Narikawa
15 Mar 2014   
Why the Icelandic 'Author' was Interested in the Legitimacy of Throne Claimants during Norwegian Civil War?: The Evolution of Norse-Icelandic Historical Writing in the Light of 12th Century Scandinavia [Invited]
Takahiro Narikawa
Old Icelandic Text in Medieval Northern Europe   25 Nov 2013   
Dreams in Old Norse-Icelandic Royal Biographies as Representations of the Dynastic Identity: The Case of the Fairhair Dynasty
Takahiro Narikawa
The 15th International Saga Conference   Aug 2012   

Teaching Experience