Masaya Shishikura is an ethnomusicologist, who conducts research entitled “Music, travel and translation towards trans-border humanity.” Through several stories of travelling music, Shishikura explores the chains of humanity that transcend the boundaries of the nation, ethnicity, and religion. Shishikura has served as a researcher at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden (2014), the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, New Delhi (2015), and the Institute for Advanced Study on Asia, The University of Tokyo (2018). Shishikura received an M.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2007) and a Ph.D. from The Australian National University (2014). In 2010, Shishikura was awarded the best student prize at the national conference of Musicological Society of Australia.

Relevant publications
1. Shishikura, M. (2018): “Musical Crossings over the Militarized Borderland: A Case Study of the Ogasawara Islands.” In Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, eds. Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer, and Alessandro Rippa, pp. 411-21. London: Routledge.
2. Shishikura, M. (2017): 「辺境からの音楽的視点:小笠原の事例より」『21世紀国際社会を考える:多層的な世界を読み解く38章』,370-379.渋谷淳一、本田量久 編著.東京:旬報社
3. Shishikura, M. (2017): “Songs for Distance, Dancing to Be Connected: Bonding Memories of the Ogasawara Islands.” In Distinctive Voice in the Antipodes: Essays in Honour of Stephen A. Wild, eds. Kirsty Gillespie, Don Niles, and Sally Treloyn, pp. 219-250. Canberra: ANU Press.
4. Shishikura, M. (2015): “Transcending Musical Bodies: Embodiment of Multiple Bonds of the Ogasawara Islands (with Russian translation).” Journal of Musical Science, Novosibirsk State Conservatoire named after M. I. Glinka, No. 4 (2015): 50-67.
5. Shishikura, M. (2015): “The View from the Islands, Musical Crossing of the Ogasawara Islands.” The Newsletter, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, 71: 34-35.
6. Shishiukra, M. (2014): “A Musical Journey towards Trans-border Humanity.” The Newsletter, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, 69: 16.
7. Shishikura, M. (2013): “Overwhelming Love: A Case Study of Memory Construction
through Ogasawara Hula Activities.” In Re-Visions: Proceedings of the New Zealand Musicological Society and the Musicological Society of Australia Joint Conference 2010, pp. 186-195. Otago: New Zealand Music Industry Centre, Music Department, University of Otago.

宍倉正也 専門は民族音楽学。主にアジア・太平洋地域における「旅をする音楽」の研究を通して、国籍や民族といった既存の枠を超えた人々のつながりを模索している。 2014年にInternational Institute for Asian Studies (オランダ、ライデン)、2015年にJawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (インド、ニューデリー)、そして2018年には東京大学東洋文化研究所にて研究員として勤務する。2014年にオーストラリア国立大学よりPh.D.取得、2007年にはハワイ大学マノア校よりM.A.取得。また2010年には、オーストラリア音楽学会にてBest Student Prizeを受賞。