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Rikkyo University
College of Arts Department of History Course on World History
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (History of Medicine)(University College London, University of London)
Other affiliation
Rikkyo UniversityRikkyo University
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2008
Mar 2009
Full-time Research Assistant, Center for Sustainable Development Studies, Toyo University
Apr 2009
Jul 2010
Special researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Keio University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Aug 2010
Mar 2013
Full-time Research Assistant, Center for Sustainable Development Studies, Toyo University
Apr 2013
Mar 2017
Lecturer, Department of Cultural History, Seisen University
Apr 2017
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts Field of Study: History, RIKKYO UNIVERSITY


Sep 2004
Apr 2008
History of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London

Published Papers

Akinobu Takabayashi
Medical History   61(2) 246-269   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
In recent decades, historians of English psychiatry have shifted their major concerns away from asylums and psychiatrists in the nineteenth century. This is also seen in the studies of twentieth-century psychiatry where historians have debated the...
The Political Economy of English Psychiatry in the Early Twentieth Century
Akinobu Takabayashi
   Apr 2008   [Refereed]
Construction of ‘Early Treatment’ in British Psychiatry, 1890-1914
Akinobu Takabayashi
Migration and Identity in British History: Proceedings of the Fifth Anglo-Japanese Conference of Historians   215-223   Dec 2006   [Refereed]


Book Review: Osama Kawagoe, Akihito Suzuki (eds.), Classifying Lives: Social Modernity and Medical Strategies in the Twentieth Century (Bunbetsu sareru seimei: nijisseiki shakai no iryo senryaku), Tokyo: Hosei Daigaku Shuppankyoku, 2008. 332 pp. ¥3,675. )
Akinobu Takabayashi
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal   3(2-3) 393-395   Jun 2009   [Invited]
Book Review: Lee-Ann Monk., Attending Madness: At Work in the Australian Colonial Asylum, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2008, pp. 266. €55.00. ISBN: 978 90 420 2419 9
Akinobu Takabayashi
Social History of Medicine   22(2) 427-428   Aug 2009   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Construction of ‘early treatment’ in British psychiatry, 1890-1914
Akinobu Takabayashi
The Fifth Anglo- Japanese Conference of Historians   Sep 2006   Institute of Historical Research
The Political Defense of English Alienists against the Economy of the Lunacy Act of 1890
Akinobu Takabayashi
International Congress on Law and Mental Health   Jun 2007   International Academy of Law and Mental Health
The “Quantified Self” in History: Clinical Thermometry in England between Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
Akinobu Takabayashi
Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference 2016   7 Jul 2016   Society for the Social History of Medicine

Research Grants & Projects

History of Psychiatry and Its Profession in Modern Britain
Project Year: Sep 2004 - Today