AYUKA KASUGA

Last Updated :2022/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
akasugahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research is about air pollution history in Britain. It aims to examine advancements in technological remedies and conflict over smoke abatement based on the integrated analysis of polluters as well as campaigners' views.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2018/04/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2015/04, 2017/09, Ryukoku University, Adjunct lecturer
  • 2016/04, 2017/09, Ritsumeikan University, Adjunct lecturer
  • 2016/10, 2018/03, Hannan University, Adjunct lecturer

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of Nottingham, School of Geography, Geography (Environmental History), United Kingdom , 2010/01, 2013/12
  • Kyoto University, Global Environmental Studies, Japan, 2008/04, 2011/03
  • University of Nottingham, School of Geography, MSc in Environmental History, United Kingdom , 2008/09, 2009/12
  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Japan, 2006/04, 2008/03
  • Kyoto University, Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Japan, 2002/04, 2006/03

Academic Degrees

  • MSc (Environmental History, University of Nottingham
  • Master in Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
  • Ph. D. (Geography), University of Nottingham

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Integrated Arts and Sciences

Research Fields

  • Humanities;History;History of Europe and America

Research Keywords

  • Britain, Modern history, Environmental history

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The History of Science Society of Japan
  • The Society of Historical Research
  • Hiroshima Shigaku
  • European Society for Environmental History

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Communication IB
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  5. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  6. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  7. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIIB
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, British Society Studies
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar on British Society
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, European and American area studies
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Environmental problems and recycling-oriented society : Brick-making in early-nineteenth century London, 15-30, 201412
  2. Discourses on Smoke and the Development of Smoke Abatement Technology in Eighteenth-Century England, 99(2), 229-256, 201603
  3. Scientific Figures and Confrontation in Environmental Politics : Smoke Abatement Technology Adopted by a London Water Company in the Early Nineteenth Century, 133-147, 201607
  4. ★, Smoke Abatement during the British Industrial Revolution : The Formation of Discursive Confrontation in Leeds in the 1820s, The studies in Western history, 95-113, 2016
  5. ★, The introduction of the steam press: a court case on smoke and noise nuisances in a London mansion, 1824, URBAN HISTORY, 42(3), 405-423, 2015
  6. Environmental History and Spatiality, UrbanScope, 9, 30-34

Publications such as books

  1. 2017, Key Concepts in Historical Geography (Translation), 2017, 4, Scholarly Book, Joint Translation, 日本語, 9784772231848, 268, 35

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The use of business records for environmental history: Nineteenth century English smoke pollution, Ayuka Kasuga, European Society for Environmental History Conference, 2019/08/21, Without Invitation, English, Tallinn
  2. Views of smoke in Leeds, 1800-1830: the consequence of Taylor's campaign and Benjamin Gott's smoke nuisance case, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, 2012/01, Without Invitation, English, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford
  3. The Duke against a printer: smoke nuisance case at Charing Cross (1820), Landscape, Space, Place, Research Group, 2012/04, Without Invitation, English, Landscape, Space, Place, Research Group, Nottingham
  4. Complex reactions to air pollution: views of smoke in Leeds in the 1820s, Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual Conference, 2012/07, Without Invitation, English, Edinburgh
  5. Polluters' struggles and the smoke abatement discourse in early-nineteenth century England, Osaka City University International Seminar, Collective Inhabited Areas in Environmental History/ Environmental Writings, 2017/02, Without Invitation, English, Osaka City University, Osaka
  6. Discursive space of smoke abatement opposition: mid-19th century Liverpool, 2018/07/22, Without Invitation, Japanese
  7. Against Smoke Abatement: Regional Diversity in English Industrial Towns, 1830-1860, Ayuka Kasuga, Political Economy Tokyo Seminar, 2018/11/22, With Invitation, English

Awards

  1. 2018/05/26, Journal of History of Science, Japan, Paper Award, THe History of Science Society of Japan, President

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Research Grant (2017, The Konosuke Matsushita Foundation), Modern Britain and Environment: networks and conflicts in smoke nuisance, 2017/10/01, 2018/09/30
  2. 2018/10/01, 2019/09/30
  3. 2019/04, 2021/03