Nana Kaku

Contact info

  • Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Address: Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent
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Research interests

History of diplomacy, History of the Habsburgs, especially political history of the Low Countries during the Burgundian-Habsburg Period

Current and past research projects

Grant-in-Aid Project, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: 'Envoys from the Low Countries in European Peacemaking in the first half of the sixteenth century.' Duration: 2014-2018.

Grant-in-Aid Project: 'A General Study of Society, Economy and Culture of the Burgundian State' (Valois tyo Bourgogne Kokka no Syakai, Keizai, Bunka ni kansuru Sogoteki Kenkyu.) Headed by Prof. Y. Fujii, Kyusyu University. Duration: 2010-2013.

Representative publications

  • Kaku, N. "The Ambassadors of Low Countries under Burgundian and Habsburg’s System: Activities for realizing Peace of Cambrai (1529)." In: Nara Shien (Nara Historical Journal), 53 (2008), pp. 17-34. ( In Japanese.)
  • Kaku, N. “Alliance between Low Countries and England in the Early Modern Period: The Economic and Military Interests of King of England in the First Half of 16th Century.” In: Ningen Bunka Kenkyuka Nenpo (Annual Reports of Graduate school of Humanities), 25 (2009), pp. 51-63. (In Japanese.)
  • Kaku, N. “Dowager in Habsburg Dynastic Marriage in the Early Modern Period: Properties and Authorities of Margaret of Austria, the Governor-General of the Netherlands.” In: Joseishigaku (The Annals of Women’s History), 19 (2009), pp. 79-90. (In Japanese.)