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Anja Batram, M.A.

Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Est Asian Studies
AKAFÖ Haus OAW 2.03
Universitätsstr. 134
44780 Bochum

Tel: +49-234-32-26159
Fax: +49-234-32-14693

consultation-hour: Wednesday, 10-12 a.m.
please make an appointment in advance (by phone, in person or via an email)


  • 2012 Master of Arts in Japanese and Chinese studies (premodern) at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2012-2013 Project coordinator for the interdisciplinary teaching project „MittelalterRealitäten“ at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Summer 2013 Research stay at the International Research Center for Japanese Culture (Nichibunken) in Kyôto (Scholarship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • Since autumn 2013 research associate at the department of Japanese History at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • October 2014-September 2015 Research stay at the Institute for Research in Humanities in Kyôto (Scholarship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Presentations and Talks

  • „Shinbutsu Shūgō from the Perspective of Edo-period Shrine Administration“ - Workshop: "Combinatory Religious Practices in Japanese History" (Universität Heidelberg, 28. Mai 2015 - 30. Mai 2015)
  • "Religions in Japanese History and Contemporary Society" - Presentation during the project week 2016 of the Widarschule, Bochum

Research Areas

  • History of Shinto (Early Modern Period)
  • Religious Sociology
  • Consumerism and Food culture in Early Modern and Modern Japan