Wakako Kumakura

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Name
Wakako Kumakura
E-mail
kumakuraaa.tufs.ac.jp
Affiliation
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Section
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Job title
Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D(Ochanomizu University)
Other affiliation
Waseda University
Research funding number
80613570

Profile

I have been interested in the correlation between the natural environment and human activities, wondering, on one hand, how human beings have historically utilized the natural environment and established systems to manage it and an administrative structure in which those systems are installed. On the other hand, I am interested in how the natural environment has been changed and how human beings have responded to the change. To look at these questions, I have studied the land and irrigation systems along the Nile river in the medieval period.

Visit academia.edu: https://tufs.academia.edu/WakakoKumakura

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Sep 2019
 - 
Today
Seijo University
 
Apr 2018
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Today
Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
 
Apr 2018
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Mar 2019
Adjunct Researcher, Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University
 
Oct 2016
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Mar 2017
Visiting Lecturer, Ochanomizu University
 
Jun 2016
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Mar 2018
Research Associate, Islamica Area Studies, Waseda University
 

Education

 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2011
Comparative Studies of Societies and Cultures, Graduate School of Humanities and Scientes, Ochanomizu University
 
Apr 2002
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Mar 2004
The Human Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Scientes, Ochanomizu University
 
Apr 1998
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Mar 2002
Liberal Arts and Humanities, Letters and Education, Ochanomizu University
 

Published Papers

 
Patterns of Women’s Landholding in the Late Mamluk Period: A Statistical Study Based on the Ottoman Land Register Daftar Jayshī
Wakako Kumakura
Orient   54    Mar 2019   [Invited]
Mamluk Land Records Being Updated and Distributed A Study of Al-Tuḥfa al-Sanīya bi-Asmā’ al-Bilād al-Miṣrīya
Wakako Kumakura
Journal of Islamic Area Studies   10 17-29   Mar 2018
A Research Note for the Topography of Medieval Buheira
Wakako Kumakura
Sophia Journal of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies   35 67-86   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Sugar to Grains: An Agricultural Shift in Medieval Fayyum
KUMAKURA Wakako
Journal for Islamic Area Studies   9 56-72   Mar 2017
The Early Ottoman Rural Government System and Its Development in Terms of Water Administration
KUMAKURA Wakako
The Mamluk-Ottoman Transition: Continuity and Change in Egypt and Bilad al-Sham in the Sixteenth Century   87-114   Jan 2017   [Refereed][Invited]

Misc

 
Book Review: 澤井一彰著『オスマン朝の食料危機と穀物供給:16世紀後半の東地中海世界』
Wakako Kumakura
Bulletin of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan (Nippon Oriento Gakkai)   60(2) 214-218   Mar 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
IGARASHI Daisuke, Chusei Islam kokka no zaisei to kishin”
KUMAKURA Wakako
Journal of Islamic Area Studies   (4) 118-119   Mar 2012

Books etc

 
Nile Irrigation and the Land System in Medieval Egypt
Wakako Kumakura
University of Tokyo Press   Feb 2019   ISBN:978-4-13-026160-9
Rekishigakuto, Deau
KUMAKURA Wakako (Part:Contributor)
Aoki Shoten   May 2015   ISBN:4250215008
The Handbook of Comparative Culture
KUMAKURA Wakako (Part:Contributor)
Akashi Shoten   Feb 2015   ISBN:9784750341453
TAKAMATSU Yoichi (ed.), WATABE Ryoko, ABE Naofumi and KUMAKURA Wakako (trans.), Japanese Translation and Commentary of Risala-yi Falakiya dar ‘Ilm-i Siyaqat
KUMAKURA Wakako (Part:Joint Translation)
Documentation Center for Islamic Area Studies, The Toyo Bunko   Mar 2013   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Continuity and Change in the Landscape of Fayyum throughout Medieval and Early Modern History [Invited]
Wakako Kumakura
Inaugural Workshop of the EGYLandscape Project: Sources, Methods, & Tools   4 Sep 2019   
The Ottoman Impact on Financial Records and Administrative Networks in Egypt (read by professor Stefan Conermann) [Invited]
Wakako Kumakura
The Second Conference on the Mamluk-Ottoman Transition: Continuity and Change in Egypt and Bilād al-Shām in the Sixteenth Century   14 Apr 2019   
Current Situation of History and Geographical Information: Studies, Tools, and Problems
Wakako Kumakura
Field Net Workshop, ILCAA   21 Mar 2019   
The Shift from Medieval to Modern in the Natural Environment of Egypt: A Case Study of Lake Idku and Its Surroundings [Invited]
Wakako Kumakura
Workshop “The Mediterranean as a Plaza”   23 Mar 2018   University of Urbino Carlo Bo and the Mediterannean Studies Group (Tokyo)
THE MEDITERRANEAN AS A PLAZA
Giovedì 22 e venerdì 23 marzo 2018, sarà ospitato dall’Università di Urbino Carlo Bo con il patrocinio del Ministero degli Affari Esteri, della Fondazione Italia-Giappone e della Rete Italiana Dialogo Euro-Mediterraneo...
Various Types of Land Use in Medieval Egypt Seen from Irrigation [Invited]
Wakako Kumakura
第3回東日本国際大学イスラーム研究会   9 Feb 2018   
From Beneficiaries to Landowners: Patterns of Landholding and Women's Investment
KUMAKURA Wakako
The 4th Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies   12 May 2017   
Finding the Banks: Visualizing the Medieval Irrigation System in the Nile Delta
Wakako KUMAKURA
VHC 1st International Conference ”Sustaining Heritage in the Digital Age: Towards Virtual Environments for Middle East's Cultural Heritage”   20 Feb 2017   
Why Buhayra? From Medieval Perspective
KUMAKURA Wakako
Nile Delta Workshop (Sophia University)   20 Jan 2017   
Finding the Banks: An Attempt to Reconstruct the Sultani Jisrs in Medieval Egypt [Invited]
KUMAKURA Wakako
11th seminar of Coptic & Islamic Material Cultures in Egypt   20 Nov 2016   
Egypt as a Laboratory to Build a Sustainable Society, from Mamluk History to the Future [Invited]
KUMAKURA Wakako
German-Japanese Workshop on Mamlukology   5 Nov 2016   
Environmental Factors or Anthropogenic Factors? The Nile and the Mamluks in an Era of Environmental Change [Invited]
KUMAKURA Wakako
Natural Disasters in Mamluk Egypt and Syria   10 Oct 2016   
Reconsideration of the Mamluk Iqta‘ System on the Basis of an Ottoman Register
KUMAKURA Wakako
Third Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies 25 Jun 2016 The School of Mamluk Studies   25 Jun 2016   
The Early Ottoman Rural Government System and Its Development in View of Water Administration
KUMAKURA Wakako
The Mamluk-Ottoman Transition: Continuity and Change in Egypt and Bilad al-Sham in the Sixteenth Century   6 Mar 2015   
Irrigation and Environment of the Nile Delta in the sixteenth century: An Attempt to Use GIS for the Historical Study of Medieval Egypt
KUMAKURA Wakako
Asian Networks for GIS-based Historical Studies   9 Dec 2013   
Key Words: Sixteenth-century Egypt, Nile Delta, Irrigation, Environment, Rural Society

This presentation analyzes the structure of the irrigation system in the sixteenth-century Nile Delta. In the period in which agricultural lands were irrigated...
Irrigation, Tax and Documentation in the sixteenth Fayyoum: Ottoman Policy of Local governance and Its Development at the Beginning of Their Rule in Egypt.
KUMAKURA Wakako
The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan   27 Oct 2013   
Irrigation and Rural Society in 16 and 17th-century Nile Delta [Invited]
KUMAKURA Wakako
7 Jul 2013   
The Nile Irrigation in Medieval Egypt: Where Are Sultan's Irrigation Banks? [Invited]
KUMAKURA Wakako
28 Feb 2013   
Sultan's Jisr and Rural Society of Gharbiya district in 16th-century Egypt [Invited]
KUMAKURA Wakako
21 Sep 2012   
“An Analysis of Iqṭā‘ Holdings during the Late Mamlūk Period in Egypt Based on the Ottoman Military Register Daftar Jayshī”
KUMAKURA Wakako
IAS Third International Conference 2010: New Horizons in Islamic Area Studies, Continuity, Contestations and the Future   Dec 2010   
The Administration of Egyptian Land Survey Records in the Later Mamluk Period: Through the Study of Compiling and Copying al-Tuḥfa al-Sanīya bi-Asmā’ al-Bilād al-Miṣrīya
Wakako KUMAKURA
26th Annual Meeting of Japan Association for Middle East Studies   May 2010   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Wakako Kumakura
中世・イスラーム期エジプト遺跡の保護と文化遺産化に向けた実際的アプローチ——「資源」から文化財へ
Heiwa Nakajima Foundation: 国際学術研究助成・外国人研究者等招致助成
Project Year: Oct 2018 - Nov 2018    Investigator(s): Wakako Kumakura
The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation: Research Grant
Project Year: Oct 2010 - Oct 2011    Investigator(s): KUMAKURA Wakako