Museum staff Tomoyuki Ogawa

Tomoyuki Ogawa

Assistant Professor

Research field

European History & Mediology

Research Interest

  1. Medieaval Regional Structures, formed by the territorial Relationship of Holy Roman Empire and Cistercian in Thuringia, Germany.
  2. Early Modern & Modern Reception of Roman Jurisprudence in Germany.
  3. Seculer (non-religions) Atelier for Transcribes in 15th Century, especially Diebold Lauber's in Alsace-Lorráine.

Selected Books, Papers & Reports


  1. Translation of Patrick J. Geary, The Myth of Nations, The Medieval Origins of Europe, Princeton University Press 2002, Hakusuisya (2008)
  2. Catalogue of the FUSE GENNOSUKE Collection in the Tohoku University Medical Library, Sendai, The Tohoku University Museum (2006).
  3. Newly Revised Catalogue of the Old and Rare Books of the Tohoku University Main Library, Catalogueof the Thomas Hobbes Collection appended, Tohoku University Library (2004).
  4. Translation of Oscar Halecki, The Limits and Divisions of European History, Notre Dame, 1962 (First Published in 1950),KeioUniversity Press (2002).


  1. Sea Animals appeared in Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: Open Communication formed in 16. Century, Omnividens, pp. 2-3, No. 35 (April 2010).
  2. F. Sondermann, (Translated and Edited by T. Ogawa), W.G. Tilesius’ Zeichnungen in Russland und “Umi-no-sachi” Buch in Japan, Omnividens, pp. 2-5, No. 34 (January 2010) .
  3. “Mathematica” means What Should be Studied: Adelard of Bath and Euclid’s Elements, Kiboko, pp. 2-9, Vol. 34, No. 2 (December 2009) .
  4. Traditions and Innovations of the Manuscripts in 15th Century: A Sociabilité in Readers and Reading, in Historical Aspects in European Sociability (Japanese), Nansosya, pp. 181-196 (2008).
  5. Translation and Bibliography of Frieder Sondermann, Etwas zu Rezensionen im 18. Jahrhundert, Kiboko, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 1-7 (November 2008).
  6. Herstellung der Handschriften im Spätmittelalter - Die Werkstatt Diebold Laubers in Hagenau, Kiboko, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 1-10 (March 2007).
  7. Der Bergbau Mitteleuropas im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert: Ein Versuch, Georg Agricolas »De re metallica« (1556) zu lesen, Yoroppa Bunkashi Kenkyu. The Study of the History of European Culture, No. 6, pp. 93-111 (March 2005).
  8. Research and Data-banking of European Old and Rare books, The Annual Reports of the Tohoku University Information Synergy Center, No. 2, pp. 19-24, (July 2003).
  9. Die Bibliothek von Emil Seckel in den Bücher des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, The Annual Reports of the Tohoku University Library, 33, pp. 7-44 (March 2000).
  10. Emil Seckel und seine Büchersammlung, The Annual Reports of the Tohoku University Library, 31/32, pp. 161-194 (March 1999).
  11. Die Reichsministerialität in der Nordthüringen im 13. Jahrhundert. Zur Beziehung zwischen dem Reichsland und dem Zisterzienser, Seiyoshikenkyu. The Study of Occidental History. New Series, No. 26, pp. 65-94 (November 1997).
  12. Die Gütergestaltung des Klosters Walkenried: Um die Gründung und Entwicklung des Zisterzienserklosters, Rekishi. Tohoku Historical Journal, No. 84, pp. 30-60 (April 1995).


  1. Linnaeus and Buffon, Part 2: The Earth originated 75,000 Years Before, Omnividens, pp.2-4, No. 33 (October 2009) .
  2. Linnaeus and Buffon, Part 1: On the Sexuality of Plants and his Systema Naturae, Omnividens, No. 31 (March 2009).
  3. Co-Evolution in Political History: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Omnividens, No. 29, pp.2-3 (October 2008).
  4. Interchanges and Cultural Exchanges between Smithsonian NMNH and The Tohoku University Museum. Concept and Vision of the Exhibitions in 2007, Museo Academiae, Vol. 10, pp.4-5 (September 2008).
  5. Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Nature, Arts and Library, Ominividens, No. 28, pp. 2-3 (July 2008).
  6. Understandings of Nature in Diorama of Stuffed Animals, Ominividens, No. 28, pp. 4-5 (July 2008).
  7. Cultivation of Wilderness and Collective Memories, Omnividens, No. 27, pp. 2-3 (March 2008).
  8. “Mining is a Calling of Peculiar Dignity”: Georgius Agricola, De re metallica, Kiboko, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 1-9 (July 2007).
  9. GENNOSUKE FUSE - A Great Master of Anatomy, Omnividens,No. 22, pp. 6-8 (February 2007).
  10. A Restoration for the Books of SOSEKI-Collection, Kiboko,Vol. 31, No.3, pp. 1-9 (November 2006).
  11. Die Handschriften Diebold Laubers in der Universitäsbibliothek Heidelberg, Kiboko. Bulletin of the Tohoku University Library, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1-10 (March 2006).
  12. Galileo Galilei's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems in the Special Reading Room of Kita-Aobayama Library, Kiboko, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 7-11 (March 2005).
  13. On the Publishing of Newly Revised Catalogue of the Old and Rare Books of the Tohoku University Main Library, Kiboko, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 9-11 (September 2004).
  14. Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (ULB) Bonn, Kiboko, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 7-12 (January 2004).
  15. Die Historische Sammlungen in der Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg im Breisgau, Kiboko, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 17-25 (January 2003).
  16. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (SUB), Kiboko, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 8-15 (January 2002).
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