search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - David HOWELL

DF (1986), PF (1991)

Fellow Information:
First Name
David
Middle Name
Luke
Last Name
HOWELL
Sex
Male
Organization
Harvard University
Title
Professor of Japanese History
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Harvard University, EALC Department
Address 2 (optional)
2 Divinity Avenue
City
Cambridge
State
MA
Zip Code
02138
Country
United States
Telephone
617-495-8367
Email
dhowell@fas.harvard.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3492&sid=8bc691320b7442e659e5150e985e5a81
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: History

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am a professor of Japanese history (Tokugawa period) at Harvard University.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (Tokyo School of the Japanese Language)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1989
Field: History
University: Princeton University

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: My dissertation research fellowship allowed me to do research for my dissertation and first book. My postdoctoral fellowship allowed me to do research for my second book. Getting the Ph.D. and publishing the two books was instrumental to my attaining my current academic position.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: This isn't directly connected to a network, but the dissertation writers' workshops sponsored by the JF and SSRC were extremely valuable. I was a faculty mentor three times and remain in touch with students who attended those workshops. Reviving them would be wonderful.