Lectures Andreas Niehaus

  • Online workshop: Post-Olympic Japan: Renewal or Failure?, Zürich, Hamburg (7.-8.10.), Presentation: "'Recovery flame?': The Tokyo 2020/21 Olympic Torch Relay as Media Event." (8.10.)
  • 16. EAJS International Conference (24.-28. August), Panel: "Exploring the Interplay between Religion and Sport in Japan: Ritual, Sacred Space and the Construction Identity". Lecture: "The Aikido of Ueshiba Morihei as Ritual Practice to Reconstruct the World". (28.8.)
  • Taiikushi Gakkai, 10th Confernce of the Japan Society of the History of Physical Education and Sport, Lecture: 研究方法セミナー片淵報告に対するコメント: フーコーの系譜学と統治性の概念からみた江戸時代の養生と身体. On invitation (19.6.)
  • Belgium Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC), Olympic Coaching Platform. Online Lecture: "Japan and the 2021 Pandemic Games". (21.5.)
  • Kyushu University, IMAP Public Lecture Series: “Cleansing the universe” (uchû no misogi): Religious nationalism and spiritual training in pre-war aikidô". on invitation (17.2.)
  • Online: Kyoto, Nichibunken, ヨーロッパ日本研究学術交流会議, 緊急会議 After/With コロナの「国際日本研究」の展開とコンソーシアムの意義.  Lecture面目を改める? 新型コロナワイラスとベルギーにおける日本学の現在と将来.  On invitation (12.12.)
  • Ghent, International Workshop Challenging Olympic Narratives in Japan (19.-20.12.), presentation: The Uncanny Road to the Deep North: The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Civil Protest, and the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe
  • Brussel, Belgium Olympic Committee, Presentation: “Japan, MITO, de Olympische Spelen en Tokyo 2020”,  (18.12.).
  • Jeju (Korea), International Academic Conference for the Promotion of Traditional Martial Arts. Populariztion and Globalization of Traditional Martial Arts. Lecture: Martial Arts and Popular Culture: Promoting Judo trough Manga. (1-2.11.) (on invitation)
  • Canterbury, Kent University, Kent-Ghent Asian Studies Day, Presentation: Health, Well-Being and the Body in the Yôjôkun(18.5.) 
  • Ghent, International Workshop: Japanese body culture and sport in textual and visual representations (20.-21.2.). Presentation: “Between Resting and Moving: Ideas of the body in the Yôjôkun” (20.2.)
  • Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University: Workshop: Sport and Religion in Japan. Paper: The Aikido of Ueshiba Morihei as Ritual Practice to Reconstruct the World. (2.3.) (on invitation)
  • Chungju, International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagment (ICM, UNESCO). Seminar: Comtemproary meaning and roles of martial arts. Lecture: Karate as cultural practice between Olympic Sport and Intangible Cultural Heritage. (30.11.) (on invitation)
  • Iksan, Wonkwang University. Conference: The 30th International Sport Science Congress (KAHPERD). In Commemoration of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Lecture: Sites of Memory: The Olympic Games, Memory and Nationhood. (11.10.) (on invitation)
  • Koblenz, Universität Koblenz. Conference: Traveling Bodies. Lecture: Ruling Bodies on the Move: Traveling Daimyô in Edo-Period Japan. (6.7.) (on invitation)
  • Hofstade, Sportimonium. MAiSI workshop: Development & Peace: Sport across cultures and across times. Lecture: Sport is about war, but …  Judo and swimming and the rationale of agonism". (23.5.)
  • Ghent, Ghent University. Conference: International Hasekura League Conference. 3.11: Disaster and Trauma in Experience, Understanding, and Imagination. Lecture: The Trauma of Being Abroad: Diaspora and Catastrophe. (12.3.)
  • Ghent. Ghent University. Conference:  Bodies In Motion. 3. Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft. Lecture: Move It, Man! Body, Health and Ideology in Kaibara Ekiken’s Yôjôkun. (16.11.)
  • London, SOAS. Foreign Graduate Employment in Japanese Companies - Implications for Japanese Studies Teaching & Research. Presentation on the relevance of "employability" for Japanese Studies in Ghent. (7.11.) (on inivitation)
  • Hasselt, cultuurcentrum (ccha), Mono no Aware: geschiedenis van een gevoel. (lezing en aansluitend gesprek met fotograaf Anton Kusters). (24.9.)
  • Osaka, Kansai Daigaku, Annual Conference Japanese Academy of Budo (Budo Gakkai), Lecture: "Popularizing judo through manga: 'Tanoshimi nagara jûdô no rekishi ga manaberu'". (7.9.), on invitation.
  • Kanazawa Daigaku, Official delegation of the City of Ghent; Lecture:しかっり節制せい!江戸時代の日本における食事規制と食えらび」(Control Yourself, Man! - Food Regulations and Food Choices in Edo-period Japan). (9.6.)
  • Ghent, "Het gezonde (mannelijke) lichaam opvoeden in vroegmodern Japan." Lezing in de context van de cursus Gendergeschiedenis. (15.5.)
  • Bath, Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution, Symposium: New Research on Martial Arts. Presentation: "Enlightening the World: Narrating and (Re)Presenting the Life of Kano Jigoro and Ueshiba Morihei in Manga". ( 3.5.) Link
  • Sendai, Tohoku Daigaku: Hasekura League Symposium "Knowlege and Arts on the Move". Presentation: Self-Discipline and Moderation: Kanô Jigorô's concept of Seiryoku Zenyô Jita Kyôei as Applied Ethics. (14.-15.2.); on invitation
  • Melle, Stadsbibliotheek, Murakami Haruki en de hedendaagse Japanse Literatuur (9.12.). Samen met Luk Van Haute.
  • Tokyo, Meiji Jingu, "Olympic Legacies: Wanted and Unwanted." Conference Olympic Legacies: From Antwerp (1920)-Tokyo (2020). (12.10.) Link
  • Cheongju, Korea, World Martial Arts Conference, Keynote Lecture: "Thoughts on the discourses of “authentic” judo between “change” and “tradition”", (2.9.-3.9.); (on invitation) Link
  • Ghent, Ghent University, Brown Bag Seminars. Lecture: "Food as Medicine in Edo-period Japan" (1.6.) Link
  • Liège, Université de Liège. Lecture: "Food, Body and Ideology in the Edo-period, or: How to Become a Loyal Retainer by Making the Right Food Choices" (4.5.); (on invitation)
  • Oslo, University of Oslo, Conference: Visualization of Japanese History. (10.-11.3.). Lecture: "Narrative, Narration and Historical (Re)Presentation in Biographical Manga: “Jûdô no rekishi – Kanô Jigorô no shôgai” (1987) and “Ueshiba monogatari” (2000)" (10.3.)
  • Ghent, Ghent University: Conferentie: Hokudaidays: Connecting Japan and Belgium. Panel: Food, Risk and Health. Lecture: "'Sickness enters through the mouth': Health and Food Regulations in the Edo-period" (1.3.)
  • Koksijde: Cultureel Centrum Casino, lecture series "Korea en Japan: meer dan een geschiedenis van conflict en coöperatie".
    • Korea als bakermat van de Japanse cultuur? (15.2.)
    • Koreaans-Japanse conflicten tussen de 13de en 16de eeuw (22.2.)
    • Internationale relaties Japan-Korea: stand van zaken, together with Tine Walravens (29.2.) 
  • Vienna, University of Vienna: "One should not pee or defecate when facing a shrine. Body and Performance in the Yôjôkun"  (10.12.); (on invitation)
  • Ann Arbor, University of Michigan: “‘Eating ideas’: Body, Food and Ideology in the Yôjôkun (1713)” Conference: Comparative perspectives on body materiality and structure in the history of Sinitic and East Asian medicines. 2-4 October (3.10.) (on invitation)
  • Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. University of Illinois: "'Miwataseba' - Sensual Attentiveness in Early Modern bugei treatises. The 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies." (9.10.)
  • Brussels: "Healthy food: Ideologizing Edo-period cuisine in the Yôjôkun". International Conference: Emotionalizing the Nation: Conflicting Food Identities in Japan. Royal Flemish Academy, Brussels, 2.7. Link
  • Koblenz: Universität Koblenz. Projektwoche "Was wir lesen sollen. Kanon und literarische Wertung am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts" im Rahmen der Landesforschungsinitiative „Kulturelle Orientierung und normative Bindung“. Lecture: Identität und Nation: Literarischer Kanon in Japan, 13.11. (on invitation)
  • Gent: Universiteit Gent. Lezingreeks wetenschappelijke nascholing "Korea en Japan: meer dan een geschiedenis van conflict en coöperatie"; together with Tine Walravens. Lectures: Korea als bakermat van de Japanse cultuur? (11.2.) en Koreaans-Japanse conflicten tussen de 13de en 16de eeuw (18.2.)  Link
  • Düsseldorf: Universität Düsseldorf. International Conference, 29-30 november: "Lived Traditionalism: Japanese Traditions beyond Invention." Lecture:  Roughing up the Gentle: Challenging Judo Tradition by Humour, 29.11. (on invitation)
  • Köln: Universität zu Köln. Internationales Kolleg Morphomata: Reinventing the “Invention of Tradition”? - Indigenous Pasts and the Roman Present, 14.-15.11.2013. Lecture: The Political Dimension of Performing Japanese Tradition, 14.11. (on invitation)
  • Köln: Deutscher Judo Bund: Judo Festival (60 Jahre Deutscher Judo Bund), 3.-6.10. Lecture: Zur Rolle Kanô Jigorôs im Judo - Ist Judo Erziehung oder Sport?, 5.6. (on invitation)
  • Münster: Universität Münster. International Conference Marie Curie, 22-24 september. Lecture: Post-Fukushima Constructions of Furusato: the Case of Japanese Nationals Living in Belgium. 24 september. together with Tine Walravens.
  • Koblenz: Universität Koblenz. Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium. Lecture: Die Katastrophe und die Neuen Medien: Die Reaktion der japanischen Gemeinschaft in Belgien auf die dreifach Katastrophe von 2011. 17 juli 2013. (on invitation)
  • Cambridge, Cambridge University (Needham Research Institute): Workshop: Shifts in time measurement, time perception and time use in Japan from the pre-modern to the modern era. Lecture: Timing equality: Sport competitions in Modern Japan and the question of enlightenment. 24 juni 2013.
  • Leiden: International Workshop organized by Leiden University Institute for Philosophy: Conflict and Agonism in Nietzsche and Beyond. Lecture: “Now Japan has Completely Conquered the World. Nippon Banzai! Japanese Identity and Political Conflict in the 1932 Olympic Games”, 28 maart 2013. (on invitation)
  • Boekarest: The Third International Conference on Japanese Studies: The Quest for Modernity in Japan, Lecture: Competing Bodies: Modernizing the Japanese Body through Sport. 2-4 maart 2013. (on invitation)


  • Vercelli: Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Conferentie: Judo, una prospettiva sull'educazione. Lecture: From the ashes - the rise of judo in the context of the political and social crisis in the Meiji-period, 19-21 oktober 2012. (op uitnodiging) (LINK)
  • Koblenz, Universität Koblenz, Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Lecture: Sankin kôtai: Hochherrschaftliches Reisen auf der Tôkaidô-Route im Japan der Frühmoderne, 27 juni 2012. (op uitnodiging)
  • Münster, Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität, Sporthistorisches Kolloquium, Lecture: Kanô Jigorô und der Eintritt Japans in die olympische Bewegung, 14 juni 2012. (on invitation)
  • Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland, Lecture: Creating Identity through Sport: Japan in the Olympics during the Early 20th Century. 9 maart 2012. (Erasmus)
  • Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland, Lecture: "Seeing Bones": Envisioning the Body in Edo-period Japan. 8 maart 2012. (Erasmus)
  • Köln, Universität Köln, public lecture: Haar Machen. Überlegungen zu einer praxisorientierten Kulturwissenschaft am Beispiel des Haares in der japanischen Kultur. 28 januari (on invitation)


  • Koblenz, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Seminar: Tier-Bilder (Menschen-Bilder?) in der Literatur. Lecture: Der Vogel als Motiv in der japanischen waka Dichtung, 21 december 2011. (on invitation)
  • Vercelli: Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Conferentie: Thought and Action: A Paradigm for Education, 21-23 october 2011. Lecture: The politics of moral education in Japan during the Meiji-period and their impact on physical education. (on invitation) link
  • Otzenhausen: European Academy, European Fall Academy, September 2011. Lecture: Constructing the Other: Japan and Europe. (op uitnodiging)
  • Ghent: International Workshop September 2011. "You are What You Eat": 'Feeding Identities' in Asia. Lecture: Disciplining Desire: Attaining Long Life through Taoist Food Regulations in Early Modern Japan.
  • Cologne: Cologne University, Juli 2011. Ringvorlesung: Äußere Übel und innere Begierden: Taoistische und konfuzianische Körperbilder im frühmodernen Japan. (Erasmus)


  • Vienna: University of Vienna, November 2010. Ringvorlesung: Entwicklung und Internationalisierung des Judo. (on invitation)
  • Vercelli: Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, 22-24 october 2010. Conferentie: Educatione e Sport: il caso di judo. Lecture: Kanô Jigorô - Una vita come Educatore (di fisica). (on invitation) 1. link  2. film link
  • Tôkyô: Tsukuba Universiteit, Tokyo Kokusai Fôramu, Juni 2010. Conferentie: Kanô Jigorô tanjô 150 shûnen kinen kokusai shinpojiumu. Lecture: Kindai shakai to budô. (on invitation) link 1 en link 2
  • Oldenburg: 8. Offener Deutscher Kata Lehrgang, Oldenburg, Februari 2010: Anmerkungen zur frühen Phase der Entwicklung des jûdô (on invitation)


  • Tôkyô: Hōsei Universiteit, Dezember 2009. Lecture: Pro patria est dum ludere videmur: Japan and the Olympic Movement. (video lecture, on invitation)
  • Tôkyô: Hōsei University, November 2009. Lecture: The Other(s): Japan in Western Perspective. (video lecture, on invitation)
  • Halle: September 2009: 14. Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag. Lecture: Schwimmen in der Taishô- und frühen Shôwa-Periode im Kontext kollektiver und nationaler Identitätsbildung.
  • Brussel: Maart 2009: Royal Flemish Academy. Conferentie: Remember the Glory Days of the Nation: Sport as lieu de mémoire in Japan. Lecture: Swimming into Memory: The Los Angeles Olympics (1932) as Japanese Lieu de Mémoire.


  • Yale: Oktober 2008: Yale Universiteit. Conferentie: The Olympics in East Asia. Globalism, Nationalism, and Regionalism on the Center Stage of World Sports. Lezing: "Team 'Gambare Nippon!'" - Olympic Education in Japan. (on invitation)
  • Kyoto: Juli 2008: 5th ISSA World Congress (International Sociology of Sport Society). Kyoto Universiteit. Lezing: Swimming for Identity, or National Identity and Swimming in Modern Japan (1868-1932).
  • Lippstadt: Mei 2008: Stadtbücherei Lippstadt. Das Judo des Kanô Jigorô: Geschichte und Philosophie. (on inivitation)
  • Hong Kong: Maart 2008: Universiteit Hong Kong. Conferentie: The Olympics in East Asia. Globalism, Nationalism, and Regionalism on the Center Stage of World Sports. Lezing: Translating culture, or how judo became Olympic in 1964. (on invitation)
  • Düsseldorf: Februari 2008: Universiteit Düsseldorf. Lezing: Konstruiertes Leben: Autobiographie und Biographie Kano Jigoros.


  • Cologne: November 2007: Arbeitskreis Vormoderne Literatur. Lezing: Lehrgedichte als Medien der Tradierung geheimer Körpertechniken (on invitation) link 
  • Beijing: Augustus 2007: Conference: From Greece to China: West Meets East through Sport - Multiculturalism in the Olympic Movement. Lezing: The Sportification and Globalization of Judo - or: Is Judo a 'traditional' Japanese sport? (on invitation)
  • Cologne: Mei 2007: Leibeserziehung im frühmodernen Japan? Kaibara Ekken als Leibeserzieher, Universiteit Keulen.
  • Joensuu: Januari 2007: The Sword in Japanese History: Re-reading a Symbol and His Owner, Joensuu Universiteit, Finland.


  • Hangzhou: Oktober 2006: World Leisure Congress in Hangzhou (China). Lezing: The 'Gentle' Way to the Olympics: Western and Eastern Body Culture in Judo. (op uitnodiging link)
  • Cologne: September 2006: Internationales Symposium zum Sport im Altertum. Lezing: "Herz und Schwimmen sind eins" Anmerkungen zum Schwimmen in Japan als militärische Tradition.


  • Cologne: November 2005: Lezing: Judo als Leibeserziehung und Volkserziehung.
  • Oldenburg: September 2005: Duits-Japanse Vereniging van Oldenburg. Lezing: Judo und Erziehung: Kanô Jigorôs Erziehungsphilosophie im Kontext der Meiji-Zeit. (on invitation)


  • Nagano: September 2004: Japanese Society of Physical Education and Sport. Lezing: Denki ni okeru shintai - Kanô Jigorô no shôgai no kaidoku. (op uitnodiging)
  • Nagano: September 2004: Japanese Society of Physical Education and Sport. Lezing: Miushinawareta Kanô Jigorô - Doitsu ni okeru jûdô no dôka no kanten kara. (op uitnodiging)
  • Bochum: June 2004: Mittagsforum Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Lezing: Body and Biography. (on invitation)
  • Düsseldorf: March 2004: EKO-Haus Düsseldorf. Lezing: Biographisierung als Narrationsprozess: Sportlerleben in der Modernisierungsphase Japans. (Biography as Narrative Process: Life of Athletes during the Period of Japanese Modernisation). (on invitation)


  • Bochum: November 2003: "Initiative zur historischen Japanforschung". Lezing: Die Bissstellen der Blutegel jucken - Überlegungen zu edo-zeitlichen Körpervorstellungen am Beispiel von Kaibara Ekkens Yôjô-kun (The leeches' bits itch - Thoughts on the body concept in Edo-Japan as seen in Kaibara Ekken's Yôjô-kun). (on invitation)
  • Cologne: September 2003: Nihon Bunka Kaikan (Japanese Cultural Institute), Cologne (Duitsland). Lezing: Die japanische Kultur und der Kulturschock (Japanese Culture and Cultural Shock).
  • Wittenberg: Juli 2003: Annual Conference of the German Society of Japanese Scholars in Wittenberg. Lezing: Studium in Japan. Passen die Stipendien des DAAD zu den Bedürfnissen der Studierenden? (Studying in Japan - Do DAAD Scholarships Fit the Student's Needs?). (on invitation)
  • Olympia: Mei 2003: 11th International Postgraduate Seminar on Olympic Studies of the Olympic Academy 2003 in Olympia (Griekenland). Lezing: Kanô Jigorô (1860-1938): Pioneer of the Japanese Olympic Movement ‑ Cultural Translation of Olympic Values. (on invitation)


  • Bonn: Oktober 2002: 12th Congress of Japanese Studies in Bonn. Lezing: Zwischen Nationalismus und Internationalismus ‑ Anmerkungen zur Sportphilosophie Kanô Jigorôs (Between Nationalism and Internationalism ‑ Some Reflections on Kanô Jigorô's Sports Philosophy).