Fynn Holm

Fynn Holm, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistant Social Science of Japan

Phone: +41 44 634 31 87

Telfax: +41 44 634 49 21

Room number: ZUB 3-325


Student advisory by arrangement


2008–2011 University of Basel: Bachelor of Arts in History and Law
2011–2015 University of Zurich: Master of Arts in History and Japanese Studies
8/2013–8/2014 Exchange year at the Meiji University in Tokyo
seit 4/2015 PhD-student at the URPP Asia and Europe, University of Zurich
seit 9/2015 Teaching and Research Assistent at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich

Research Interests

  • Japanese History since Edo period
  • Envrionmental History
  • Global History
  • Whaling
  • Nationalism

PhD Project

Hunting the Gods of the Sea: Whaling Culture in Northeast Japan


  • Proseminar Japanese Studies: Nationalism in Japan (Fall 2015)
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies 2 (Spring 2016; Spring 2017)
  • Proseminar Japanese Studies: Development of Japan from an economical and social perspective (Spring 2016)
  • Japanese History 1 - Social, Economic and Political History of Japan (Fall 2016)
  • Proseminar Japanese Studies: Envrionmental History in Japan (Spring 2017)