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Koji MIZOGUCHI Last modified date:2019.06.06

Professor / The Basic Structures of Human Societies / Department of Environmental Changes / Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies


Presentations
1. Koji Mizoguchi, What role can world archaeological organizations play in the condition of globalization and fragmentation , European Association of Archaeologists 24th Annual Meeting Barcelona 2018, 2018.09, [URL], This contribution argues that world archaeological organizations such as WAC can play a significant role as an arena for continued discourse in which both the clash of interests/different epistemic-ontological stances and cordiality as an absolute rule for being there are taken for granted. It is a truism to say, in the current condition of globalization and the proliferation of fragmentation in self-identification and epistemic-ontological frameworks, that everything archaeological is the subject of negotiation between stakeholders. That perception/increasingly shared recognition leads to the increased emphasis on managerialism in archaeological discourse on one hand and the avoidance of epistemically-ontologically informed dialogue as to how we can do archaeologies better. However, it is clear from our daily experiences that we have to tackle pressing contemporary issues with archaeological implications such as abusive utilizations of heritage for various harmful/discriminately causes in ethically and theoretically-informed manners. In that regard, we have to maintain and, if necessary, consciously create an arena in which epistemic-ontological disputes are not only tolerated but also encouraged without the fear of backlash. For that purpose, world archaeological organizations such as WAC and EAA can play a significant role because such organizations are ‘’meant to be’ highly inclusive and have established their shared images to be politically conscious and active. Some concrete examples of personal positive experiences that support the argument will be shared.

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2. Koji Mizoguchi, THE CENTRALIZATION AND HIERACHISATION OF INTER-COMMUNAL RELATIONS CONSTITUTED BY ISLAND TOPOGRAPHY: THE CASE OF JAPAN, European Association of Archaeologists, 2017.09, [URL], The topography and the distribution of watercourses of an island significantly constitutes the topological characteristics of emergent networks of interaction that lead to differential
developments of the centrality of network nodes, resulting in inter-communal hiearchisation. By investigating the process of inter-polity hiearchisation that rapidly progressed
during the Late Yayoi and the Early Kofun periods of Japan, the paper illustrates how the unique topography and the presence of an inland sea connecting the gateway communities
of the Kyushu island and the Kinki region of the Honshu island of the Japanese archipelago resulted in the rapid development of inter-communal hierarchy without the
significant uneven distribution of resources, differential developments of social complexity, or that of military powers..
3. Koji MIZOGUCHI, Formal network analysis and archaeological theorisation: a proposition for fruitful collaboration, European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting 2015, 2015.09, [URL], How to choose an appropriate formal network analysis method determines the usefulness and validity of the outcome of the investigation. The paper examines the implications of different formal network analysis methods and consider their suitability to different types of data and research objectives..
4. Koji MIZOGUCHI, Contextualizing the Theory of Archaeological Theorization, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting 2015, 2015.04, [URL], Archaeological theories are the products of their contemporary social formation. The paper examines the ways in which the acts of theorization are embedded in contemporary society and its reality/realities..
5. Koji MIZOGUCHI, The constitution of life-world and its materialisation: a study of the emergent process of certain realities from Yayoi period Japan and Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age England, UK., Theoretical Archaeology Group Annual Conference, 2014.12, [URL].
6. Koji MIZOGUCHI, How we have come to do archaeology the way(s) we do: a meta-critique of current ar- chaeological discursive formation, European Association of Archaeologists 19th Annual Meeting, 2013.09, [URL].
7. Koji MIZOGUCHI, Prestige Goods and Social Hierarchization Revisited: A Formal Network Approach to the Hierarchization of Intercommunal Relations in the Middle Yayoi Period in Northern Kyushu, Japan, Society for American Archaeology 2013 Annual Meeting, 2013.04, [URL].
8. Koji MIZOGUCHI, An archaeological approach to materiality: a critical long-term perspective, World Archaeological Congress 7th International Conference, Dead Sea, Jordan, 2013.01, [URL], This paper argues that materiality needs to be situated in historically-contingent contexts in terms of what element(s) of materiality mattered most to people, i.e., what specific effects does materiality generate? and what specific consequences does it lead to? This paper argues for this approach to materiality by investigating long-term material-human dialectics that unfolded in pre- and proto-historic Japan, between c. 4,000 BC to 500 AD.
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9. Koji MIZOGUCHI, Society against stratification’ and its transformation: the case of Yayoi period northern Kyushu, Japan, The 34th Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, 2012.12, [URL].
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13. The colonial experience of the colonized and uncolonized: the case of East Asia, mainly as seen from Japan, [URL].
14. The orgnisational characteristics of the Yayoi society and its hierarchisation: communications, contingency, and networks.
15. Rethinking “prestige good systems”: the self-organization of complexity and hierarchy on the periphery of the empire, [URL].
16. MIZOGUCHI, KOJI. "THE CENTRALIZATION OF POWER AND THE GENERATION OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL: A NETWORK APPROACH TO THE KOFUN (MOUNDED TOMB) PERIOD OF JAPAN". 19TH CONGRESS OF THE INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION, 19TH CONGRESS OF THE INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Conference Centre, Hanoi, 1 DECEMBER, 2009, [URL].
17. Koji MIZOGUCHI 25.5.2008 The long-term transformation of communication systems: the case of Japanese prehistory (in the session "Beyond immediacy and intimate: individuals and experience in the long duree). Theoretical Archaeology Group (USA) Inaugural Meeting, Columbia University, USA, [URL].
18. koji Mizoguchi 24.5.2008 The formation of large-scale polities and the "transcendental" (in the session: "Creating and Contesting Knowledge in Antiquity) Theoretical Archaeology Group (USA) Inaugural Meeting at Columbia University, New York, USA, [URL].
19. How do we make sense of mortuary evidence?, [URL].
20. Doing archaeology in the risk environment: beyond "epistemic-ontological precaution", [URL].
21. Theorising the history of contemporary archaeological theory, [URL].
22. An observation of the reproduction of contemporary archaeological discursive space, or the problem of immediacy and spontaneity without co-presence, [URL].
23. Mizoguchi, Koji 2005 In what ways does heritage matter in modern Japan. Oral presentation to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Semnar: "Does Heritage Matter? Is the Past Serving the Present in Japan and in Europe?" Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, U.K., 21 September, 2005, [URL].
24. Mizoguchi, Koji 2005 Early anthropomorphic representations in Japan. Oral presentation to the conference: "Image and Imagination: Material Beginnings The Global Prehistory of Figurative Representation." McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, U.K., 13-17 September, 2005..
25. Mizoguchi, Koji 2005 Bodies of Evidence: Early anthropomorphic representations in Japan. Oral presentation to the conference: "Image and Imagination: Material Beginnings The Global Prehistory of Figurative Representation." McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, U.K., 13-17 September, 2005..
26. Mizoguchi, Koji 2005 Doing Archaeology in the High-/Post-Modern World as "Academics". Oral presentation to the session: "Iconocrash and Archaeological Image Wars." In The Euroepan Association of Archaeologists 11th Annual Meeting, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 5-11 September, 2005., [URL].
27. Mizoguchi, Koji 2004 Time and Complexity in the Study of Archaeology. Oral presentation to the session: "Time and Historicity of Human Life-worlds." In the Euroepan Association of Archaeologists 10th Annual Meeting, Lyon, 8-11 September, 2004..
28. Mizoguchi, Koji, 2003 Is there any room for universality in current archaeology? Oral presentation to the session: "World Archaeology: Compartmentalisation or Integration?" In the Theoretical Archaeology Group 25th Annual Meeting, Lampeter, Wales, U.K., 17-19 December, 2003..
29. Mizoguchi, Koji, 2003 Why we have all become post-processual? Hyper-capitalism and archaeological discursive formation. Oral presentation to the session: "The Interplay of Past and Present: Conducting Archaeology in the Contemporary World." In the Euroepan Association of Archaeologists 9th Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Russia, 10-14 September, 2003..
30. Mizoguchi, Koji 2003 What did the mourners see and feel? Exploring the potential of the study of cemetery-scape. Oral presentation to the session: "Archaeology of Burial Mounds" In the Euroepan Association of Archaeologists 9th Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Russia, 10-14 September, 2003..
31. Mizoguchi, Koji, 2003 The discursive space of post world war 2 Japan and the fate of archaeological discourse in post-modernity. Oral presentation to the session: "The history of Archaeology in the Service of Isms." In The 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C., 21-26th June, 2003..
32. Mizoguchi, Koji, 2002 Material Culture and Historical Memory: the De-paradoxisation of the Paradox of the Nation-State Through Archaeology. Oral presentation to the session: "Views Beyond the Privatization of Ethics and the Globalization of Indifference: Changing Perspectives on `Agency', Material Culture' and Historical Memory." In The 24th Annual Meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, 21st-23rd December 2002.
33. Mizoguchi, Koji, 2002 How to fill the emptiness of self-identification: The case of Japanese state formation studies. Oral presentation to the session: "Archaeological Perspectives on "Globalization, Multiculturalism, and the Prism of the Local"." In the Euroepan Association of Archaeologists 8th Annual Meeting, Thesalonike, 8-11 September, 2004..
34. Mizoguchi, Koji, 2000 Time and genealogical consciousness in the mortuary practices of the Yayoi period, Japan. Oral preentation in the Society for East Asian Archaeology 2nd World Meeting, Durham, 6-9 June, 2000..
35. Mizoguchi, Koji 1999 Protection of the site and autonomy of the site narrative. Oral presentation to the session in World Archaeological Congress 4, Cape Town, January, 1999..
36. Mizoguchi, Koji 1999 Changing self-identity and changing cemeteryscape: A case from the Yayoi period of Japan, 6th century BC -3rd century AD. Oral presentation to the session in World Archaeological Congress 4, Cape Town, January, 1999..
37. Mizoguchi, Koji, 1998 Anthony Giddens and Niklas Luhmann. Oral presentation in the Euroepan Association of Archaeologists 4th Annual Meeting, Gothenburg, September, 1998..