15 January 2019 | Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner introduce 15past15
12 February 2019 | Lisa Yoshikawa illustrates how academic historians in modern Japan used the professionalisation of studying and writing about the past to establish politically opportune narratives for a modern imperial state.
Interviewed by Birgit Tremml Werner and Martin Dusinberre.
19 February 2019 | Birgit Tremml-Werner introduces Yamada Nagamasa (1590-1630), whom some scholars called the “Columbus of Japan” in the 1940s—a label, she argues, which tells us as much about twentieth-century as seventeenth-century history. Interviewed by Joachim Kurtz and Martin Dusinberre.
26 February 2019 | Henrietta Harrison examines how Lord Macartney’s mission to Qing China in 1793 has been archivally framed in the West and in China, leading to the idea that Chinese international relations particularly prioritised ritual and tribute. Interviewed by Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner.