竹本 真希子
Associate Professor
Modern and Contemporary German History, the History of Peace Philosophies and Peace Movements



1. 専修大学文学部人文学科史学コース卒業1995/03

2. 専修大学大学院文学研究科歴史学専攻修士課程修了1997/03

3. 専修大学大学院文学研究科歴史学専攻博士課程単位取得退学2003/03 

4. オルデンブルク大学(ドイツ)政治学博士2007/10


1. 専修大学大学院社会知性開発研究センター/歴史学研究センター任期制助手2003/07-2005/06

2. 広島市立大学広島平和研究所助教2005/07-2008/06

3. 広島市立大学広島平和研究所講師2008/07/-2017/03

4. 広島市立大学広島平和研究所准教授2017/04/-現在

Academic background

1. Senshu University, B.A., School of Letters 1995/03

2. Senshu University, M.A. in History, Graduate School of the Humanities 1997/03

3. Senshu University, Graduate School of the Humanities, completed the Doctoral Program without a Doctoral Degree in History 2003/03

4. Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, Dr. rer. pol. 2007/10


1. Research Associate, Center for Historical Studies of Institute for Development of Socio-Intelligence, Graduate School of Senshu University 2003/07-2005/06

2. Research Associate, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University 2005/07-2008/06

3. Assistant Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University 2008/07-2017/03

4. Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University 2017/04-present

研究テーマResearch Theme



The title cover of the book "Doitsu no heiwa shugi to heiwa undo"

My main research topic is modern and contemporary German history, particularly the histories of pacifism and peace movements. The characteristics of the German peace movements, and the development of the consciousness of peace, are examined from the beginning of the peace movements by citizens in the late 19th century through the period of the Weimar Republic after the World War I, to the anti-nuclear weapon movement in West Germany. Part of the research outcomes were published as the single-authored book, Doitsu no heiwa shugi to heiwa undo – Vaimaru kyowakoku ki kara 1980 nendai made [German Pacifism and Peace movements: From the Weimar Republic to the 1980s] (Kyoto: Horitsu Bunka Sha, 2017).

Peace studies has developed relatively recently as a new research field. While there is a lot of research on peace from the fields of international politics and international law, dealing with peace from a historical point of view is still not sufficiently pursued. My research aims to contribute to the discussion on peace from a wider perspective with a historical analysis of peace movements and peace culture.

大学生の皆さんへMessage to Students



Although humanity has discussed peace from ancient times to today all over the world, its meaning is not the same and varies according to time, culture, and language. The discussion about peace is not simply about stopping wars and other conflicts: it is a complex discussion on politics, economics, education, religion, culture, etc. and includes thinking about how human beings live and how people from different cultures can coexist. 

Peace studies is a discipline which has been relatively recently developed. While it offers a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches, it may be difficult to define the research methodology. However, you can create your own new peace research by engaging with the approach to peace from various fields in the Graduate School of Peace Studies. Please try to study with the awareness that you will be responsible for peace research in the 21st century. Learn about Hiroshima's experiences and find the "peace" that is commonly understood throughout the world. We would like to collaborate with you to deepen our discussions on peace and explore the “peace” that extends around the world.

主な研究プロジェクトResearch Projects