MAIKA NAKAO

Last Updated :2022/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Hiroshima University, Associate Professor
E-mail
mnakaohiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2018/04, 2021/03, Nagasaki University, Assistant Professor
  • 2019/10, 2020/09, Universität Wien, Department of History, Research Fellow
  • 2015/04, 2018/03, Ritsumeikan University, Senior Researcher
  • 2016/10, 2017/04, Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Visiting Scholar
  • 2015/07, 2015/12, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2012/04, 2015/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Research Fellow
  • 2010/04, 2012/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Research Fellow
  • 2008/04, 2012/03, University of Tokyo, Ph.D. Student
  • 2008/05, 2010/03, University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP), Research Fellow
  • 2004/04, 2006/03, Kobe University, Master Student

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D, University of Tokyo

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Literature and Arts in the Nuclear Age
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, History of Science: A
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, History of Science: B
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Science Studies
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, ethicsIn science
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Topics in History of Science
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Topics in History of Science
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in the Science Studies
  9. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science, Technology and Society

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Radium Traffic: Radiation, Science, and Spiritualism in Early Twentieth-Century Japan, Medical History, 202012
  2. Records and Diaries Regarding Atomic Bomb Casualties Written by Medical Doctors and Scientists, ZINBUN, 103-111, 201903
  3. Yasushi Nishiwaki, Radiation Biophysics, and Peril and Hope in the Nuclear Age, Hisrotia Scientiarum, 25(1), 8-35, 201508
  4. Representations of the Brain in Modern Japan- Through Analysis of Medicine Advertisements in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Periods, The Proceedings of the 4th BESETO Conference of Philosophy, 563-569, 201001
  5. The Image of the Atomic Bomb in Japan before Hiroshima, Historia Scientiarum, 19(2), 119-131, 200912

Publications such as books

  1. 2021/06, Humans & Machines in Medical Contexts: Case Studies from Japan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, 2021, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Susanne Brucksch; Kaori Sasaki
  2. 2014/04, Robotics in Germany and Japan: Philosophical and Technical Perspectives (Dresden Philosophy of Technology Studies / Dresdner Studien Zur Philosophie Der Technologie), Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2014/04, Funk, Michael; Bernhard Irrgang (eds; Michael Funk; Bernhard Irrgang, 3631620713, 3631620713, 184

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Making Radiation Effects (In)Visible: Discourses and Representations on Atomic-Bomb Victims, Maika Nakao, Making Radiation Effects (In)Visible: Discourses and Representations on Atomic-Bomb Victims, 2021/06/11, With Invitation, English
  2. Nagasaki and the Survivors of the Atomic Bomb, Maika Nakao, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs "Disarmament Web Talks", 2021/08/27, With Invitation, English
  3. Radioactivity in Japan Before, During and After WW II, Maika Nakao, Workshop at Leipzig University, 2020/07/11
  4. Tracing Atomic Utopia and Dystopia in Japan, Maika Nakao, University of Vienna, Japanese Studies Online Lectures, 2020/05/18
  5. Religion, Order and Disorder from the Christian History of Nagasaki, Maika Nakao, Tel Aviv University, Order and Disorder in Asia, 2019/06/03, Tel Aviv
  6. Conflict, Collaboration and Diplomacy: American and Japanese Scientific Investigation of Nuclear Survivors in the 1950s, Maika Nakao, Radiation Diplomacy: The History and the Present, 2018/11/03
  7. Creating Nuclear Fear: Anti Nuclear Movement and the Expressions of Radiation Exposure in 1950s Japan, Maika Nakao, European Association for Japanese Studies, 2017/08/31
  8. Radium Discourse and the Emergence of an “Atomic Utopia” in Japan, Maika Nakao, Lecture sponsored by History, IAS, HST, ALL, Environmental Humanities, Minnesota University, Minneapolis, 2017/05/01
  9. Establishing a dosimetry system for ionizing radiation: The role and agency of measuring instruments and atomic bomb survivors, Maika Nakao, DIJ workshop "Humans & Machines in Medical Contexts: Case Studies from Japan", 2017/03/31
  10. Negotiating Knowledge on Radiation Sickness in 1940s and 1950s Japan, Maika Nakao, Association for Asian Studies, 2017/03/18
  11. Radiation and the popularization of hot springs in modern Japan, Maika Nakao, The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, 2015/07/07
  12. Popularizing Science in the Hot Springs Boom in Modern Japan, Maika Nakao, International Symposium on Popularizing Science in the East and West, 2015/03/28
  13. Japanese Doctors in Hiroshima during the Occupation age: Between Local Science and American Science, Maika Nakao, International Workshop ‘Continuity before and after 1945: History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Manchuria, and Nuclear Sciences,’ Kobe University, 2014/12/07
  14. Radiation and Spiritualism in the Empire of Japan, Maika Nakao, History of Science Society, Annual Meeting, 2014/11/08
  15. Being a World Power: Radium Hopes and Fears in Modern Japan, Maika Nakao, Asian Studies Conference Japan, 2014/06/22
  16. Modern Japanese physicists and public relations: the cases of Hantaro Nagaoka and Yoshio Nishina, Maika Nakao, 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, 2013/07/23, Manchester
  17. Radiation Sickness, Popular Medical Discourse, and Social Discrimination in Early Postwar Japan, Maika Nakao, Association for Asian Studies, 2012/03
  18. Narratives Surrounding the Emergence and Immediate Aftermath of the Atomic Bomb, Maika Nakao, The 4th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, 2010/11
  19. Robotics in Japanese Popular Culture, Maika Nakao, International workshop "Future of Robotics in Germany and Japan: Intercultural Perspectives and Technical Opportunities", 2010/11
  20. Imagined Superweapons in Juza Unno’s Science Fiction around WWII, Maika Nakao, 4S(Society for Social Studies of Science), 2010/08
  21. Representations of the Brain in Modern Japan- Through Analysis of Medicine Advertisements in the Meiji, Yaisho and Showa Periods, NAKAO Maika; SUMIDA Tomohisa; ASAKURA Reiko, The 4th BESETO Conference of Philosophy, 2010/01
  22. Prevention, Therapy, and Enhancement: Brain Images in Japanese Medicine Advertisements, 1896-1977, NAKAO Maika; SUMIDA Tomohisa; ASAKURA Reiko, 4S Annual Meeting, 2009/10
  23. Images of the Atomic Bomb in Japan before Hiroshima, Maika Nakao, Beyond Differences: International Symposium on Nuke Histories in Japan and Korea, 2009/03
  24. Toward Catastrophe: Images of Atomic Energy in Western and Japanese Literatures, Maika Nakao, The third BESETO Conference of Philosophy, 2009/01
  25. Images of the Atomic Bomb in Wartime Japan, Maika Nakao, International Workshop on the History of Nuclear Physics, 2008/10
  26. Images of the Atomic Bomb before and during the War in Japan, Maika Nakao, The 12th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia,, 2008/07