Maika Nakao

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Maika Nakao
Nagasaki University
Job title
Assistant Professor
Ph.D(University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Universität Wien
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2019
Research Fellow, Department of History, Universität Wien
Apr 2015
Mar 2018
Senior Researcher, Ritsumeikan University
Oct 2016
Apr 2017
Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Jul 2015
Dec 2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Apr 2012
Mar 2015
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Published Papers

Records and Diaries Regarding Atomic Bomb Casualties Written by Medical Doctors and Scientists
Maika Nakao
ZINBUN   (49) 103-111   Mar 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Yasushi Nishiwaki, Radiation Biophysics, and Peril and Hope in the Nuclear Age
Maika NAKAO, Takeshi KURIHARA and Masakatsu YAMAZAKI
Hisrotia Scientiarum   25(1) 8-35   Aug 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Maika Nakao
University of Tokyo      Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Embracing Modernization: The Role of Radiation Medicine in the Radium Hot Springs Boom in the Taisho Era
Maika Nakao
The Japanese Journal of the History of Science   268 187-199   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Representations of the Brain in Modern Japan- Through Analysis of Medicine Advertisements in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Periods
NAKAO Maika, SUMIDA Tomohisa, ASAKURA Reiko
The Proceedings of the 4th BESETO Conference of Philosophy   563-569   Jan 2010
Maika Nakao
Historia Scientiarum   19(2) 119-131   Dec 2009   [Refereed][Invited]
Toward Catastrophe: Images of Atomic Energy in Western and Japanese Literatures
Maika Nakao
The Proceedings of the 3rd BESETO Conference of Philosophy   353-360   Jan 2009

Books etc

青土社   Jan 2019   ISBN:4791771346
中尾 麻伊香
勁草書房   Jul 2015   ISBN:4326602805
Funk, Michael & Bernhard Irrgang (eds.) (Part:Joint Work, Robots in Japanese Popular Culture)
Peter Lang International Academic Publishers   Apr 2014   ISBN:3631620713

Conference Activities & Talks

Religion, Order and Disorder from the Christian History of Nagasaki [Invited]
Maika Nakao
Order and Disorder in Asia   3 Jun 2019   
Maika Nakao
Radiation Diplomacy: The History and the Present   3 Nov 2018   
Creating Nuclear Fear: Anti Nuclear Movement and the Expressions of Radiation Exposure in 1950s Japan
Maika Nakao
European Association for Japanese Studies   31 Aug 2017   
Radium Discourse and the Emergence of an “Atomic Utopia” in Japan [Invited]
Maika Nakao
Lecture sponsored by History, IAS, HST, ALL, Environmental Humanities, Minnesota University, Minneapolis   1 May 2017   
Maika Nakao
DIJ workshop "Humans & Machines in Medical Contexts: Case Studies from Japan"   31 Mar 2017   
Negotiating Knowledge on Radiation Sickness in 1940s and 1950s Japan
Maika Nakao
Association for Asian Studies   18 Mar 2017   
Radiation and the popularization of hot springs in modern Japan
Maika Nakao
The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia   7 Jul 2015   
Popularizing Science in the Hot Springs Boom in Modern Japan [Invited]
Maika Nakao
International Symposium on Popularizing Science in the East and West   28 Mar 2015   
Maika Nakao
International Workshop ‘Continuity before and after 1945: History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Manchuria, and Nuclear Sciences,’ Kobe University   7 Dec 2014   
Maika Nakao
History of Science Society, Annual Meeting   8 Nov 2014   


Maika Nakao
Research Highlights, Research Center for Ars Vivendi at Ritsumeikan University      Sep 2018   [Invited]
Maika Nakao
The Japanese Journal of the History of Biology   (95) 29-34   Jun 2017
Maika Nakao
SEIBUTSUGAKUSHI KENKYU (The Japanese Journal of the History of Biology)   (87) 27-33   Sep 2012
Nakao Maika
日本物理學會誌   64(6) 461-462   Jun 2009   [Invited]

Research Grants & Projects

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (A))
Project Year: Sep 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Maika Nakao
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Maika Nakao
Radiation, Science and Spiritualism in the early 20th century Japan
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Get it Published
Project Year: Jul 2015 - Nov 2015    Investigator(s): Maika Nakao