Abstract: The Protestant Reformation and the Counter-/Catholic Reformation began in early modern Europe, and then reached Asia and the Americas. The “Reformations” of Christianity not only spread globally in the early modern era, but also affected and even shaped modern historiography as an academic discipline in the West as well as Japan. This roundtable will discuss and historicise historiographies on religions, especially Christianity and Buddhism, in early modern and modern Europe, Japan, and North America. By so doing, it attempts to go beyond the barriers between sub-disciplines of Western history, Japanese history, history of Christianity, and history of Buddhism and to seek the current frontier of the history of early modern and modern religions.
Speakers: Peter Lake (Vanderbilt Univ.; History of Post-Reformation England), Tomoe Moriya (Hannan Univ.; History of Buddhism in Modern Japan and the United States), Seiji Hoshino (Kokugakuin Univ.; History of Religions in Modern Japan)
Chair: Hiroki Kikuchi (Univ. of Tokyo; History of Buddhism in Medieval Japan)
Organiser: Genji Yasuhira (JSPS / Musashi Univ. / Utrecht Univ.; History of Christianity in the Early Modern Netherlands)