Nakamachi Nobutaka

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Nakamachi Nobutaka
Konan University
Faculty of Letters, Department of History and Culture
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Konan University
Apr 2008
Mar 2015
Konan University
Apr 2007
Mar 2008
Visiting research assistant, Organization for Asian Studies, Waseda University
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
PD fellow, 日本学術振興会


Apr 1995
Mar 2004
Asian Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo

Published Papers

Nobutaka Nakamachi
The Journal of Konan University. Faculty of Letters   (169) 117-124   Mar 2019
Al-ʿAynī’s working method for his chronicles: analysis of his autographical manuscripts
'In the Author's Hand'. Holograph and Authorial Manuscripts in the Islamic Handwritten Tradition      2019   [Refereed]
中町 信孝
史潮   (77) 67-85   Jun 2015
Orient   48(0) 95-111   2013
Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad al-ʻAynī, the younger brother of the famous historian Badr al- Dīn Maḥmūd al-ʻAynī, was almost anonymous among the ʻulamā' society in his days. However, since he left self-reference descriptions in a dozen manuscripts, which he...


Nakamachi Nobutaka
α-synodos   (153+154)    Aug 2014   [Invited]
Field+   (10) 28-31   Jul 2013
Nobutaka Nakamachi
Journal of Historical Society of Japan   120(5) 918-923   May 2011

Books etc

Arab spring and music: Patriotism and protest of the youth
Feb 2016   ISBN:4907583788
Islam: History of books
Jun 2014   ISBN:4815807736
Language and Culture in the Islamic World
May 2008   ISBN:4792370825
Arab music: Its profound charm
Feb 2008   ISBN:4490206283

Conference Activities & Talks

Nakamachi Nobutaka
5th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies   5 Jul 2018   
Nakamachi Nobutaka
Japan Association for Middle East Studies annual meeting 2017   14 May 2017   Japan Association for Middle East Studies
Nakamachi Nobutaka
13 May 2017   Japan Association for Middle East Studies
New Perspective toward Mamluk Historiography in Japan: A Historiographical Analysis on al-Ayni's Chronicles [Invited]
Nakamachi Nobutaka
German-Japanese Workshop on Mamlukology   6 Nov 2016   Miura Toru and Stephan Conermann
The relationship between politics and religion in the Late Middle ages and knowledge of `ulama [Invited]
10 Jul 2016   


Nakamachi Nobutaka   Artistic Activity   Feb 2016
Nakamachi Nobutaka   Artistic Activity   Dec 2011
Nakamachi Nobutaka   Web Service   Feb 2011

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Nobutaka NAKAMACHI
This study is focused on the social practice of the intellectuals ; Badr al-Din al-'Ayni and his contemporaries of the Mamluk Period, from Arabic manuscripts and archives. I acquired dozens of copies of unpublished manuscripts from libraries in En...

Social Contribution

[Lecturer]  (Bonaroo Cafe)  27 Sep 2016
[Lecturer]  Motomachi Cinema  "Timbuktu", a film critic  25 May 2016
[TV or radio appearance]  20 Mar 2016
O flying bird: Arabpop in the movie
[Contribution]  Sep 2016
[Presenter]  Sonshin-juku  9 Oct 2014