Essential History for Global Leaders to begin on April 9, 2019

 Class List of Spring Semester 2019

“Essential History for Global Leaders” will begin on April 9. This class is designed as one of the Doctoral Program Liberal Arts for “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. The class is open to all master’s & doctoral students who want to be active in the international community no matter which major/minor course they belong to. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

posterPacific histories mainly comprise of voice and memories. Islanders passed their history from one generation to the next through story telling, chanting, dancing and iconographic representation. This course will introduce you to the world of oral history with a primary focus on Hawaiʻi islands and Australia.
– To study of Historical Anthropology
– To learn about Hawaiʻi islands/Australia through History
– To know more about Hawaiʻian/Aboriginal culture and arts
– To deepen intercultural understanding about Pacific islands

Message to Students

This liberal arts class welcomes all graduate students with neither limitation to a particular study field, nor high English level. Please join if you wish to learn more about Hawaiʻi and Australia.
– Several movies and visual media or audio will be provided
– No report submission required, however every students must provide a final group presentation
– You will be asked to write your impression of each class
– Several classes will have group discussion time

Lecture Outline

Essential History for Global Leaders [19S1015]
Number of Credits
KONYA, Akari (Project Lecturer of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Undergraduate students can also attend.
Science Building 1, 6F, Common Library(R601), Study Commons Seminar Room
Date & Time
Tuesday Period 7-8 (15:00-16:30)
April 9, 16, 23
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 23, 30
Lecture Plan
  1. Introduction
  2. Oral History
  3. Making History
  4. Methdology of Historical anthropology
  5. Historical overview of Pacific islands
  6. Founding Myth of Pacific islands
  7. Hawaiʻi (1): Why Captain Cook died in Hawaiʻi?
  8. Hawaiʻi (2): The last Princess Kaʻiulani
  9. Cultural revival movement―A voice of Native Hawaiʻian
  10. Group discussion
  11. Australia (1): How aboriginal telling about Captain Cook?
  12. Australia (2): Aboriginal experience in colonial period
  13. Australia(3): The White Australia Policy to Multiculturalism
  14. Australia(4): Group discussion
  15. Final presentation
Out-of-class Learning
Reading “Islands of History” or any other book related to Hawaiʻi and Australia would enhance your understanding.
Marshall Sahlins. 1987. Islands of History. University of Chicago Press.
山本真鳥(編)2013 『ハワイを知るための60章』 明石書店.
保苅実 2018 『ラディカル・オーラル・ヒストリー:オーストラリア先住民アボリジニの歴史実践』岩波書店(岩波現代文庫).


Registration Period: Tue., April 9 through Mon., April 22
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.
*For undergraduate students, please contact Leading Graduate School Promotion Center.


Ochanomizu University Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Tel: 03-5978-5775