Masahiro Terada is a historian who belongs to the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Kyoto, Japan) as a visiting associate professor. Starting as a socio-economic historian of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, his research interest shifted to the problem of historical representation and narrative of history. Now, based on the method of metahistory, he concentrates on analyzing the Anthropocene concept from a viewpoint of historical narrative. He also focuses on the human condition during and after devastating natural and manmade disasters. In the “Anthropocene Campus/The Technosphere Issue” held in HKW in April 2016, he convened the seminar “Co-evolutionary Perspectives on the Technosphere” with Manfred Laubichler, Daniel Niles, and Jürgen Renn. He contributed to exhibitions including “Someday, for somebody: Museum of memory after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake,” Kobe: CAP House, 2005; and “Documenting Disaster 1703-2003: Earthquake, Volcanic Explosion, Tsunami, and Reconstruction, Chiba” at the National Museum of Japanese History, 2003.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Kyoto: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature