Dr Lionel Babicz



Institutional Affiliation:

The University of Sydney


Lionel Babicz is teaching Japanese Studies  and Asian studies at the University of Sydney since 2008. He has completed his PhD in Japanese history in Paris – at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales. He also has a degree in Arabic and Islamic studies. Before coming to Sydney, he was a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a researcher at the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo.

His specialities are the history of the Japanese-Korean relations and the intellectual history of the Meiji period (1868-1912). He is also active in the field of Big History – which connects knowledge across disciplines.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

11 February 1889: The Birth of Modern Japan

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

  • Babicz, L. (forthcoming). February 11, 1889: The Birth of Modern Japan. In Timothy D. Amos and Akiko Ishii eds., Revisiting Japan’s Restoration: New Approaches to the Study of the Meiji Transformation (Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge).
  • Babicz, L. (2019). Le jour où le Japon se donne une constitution.Le Figaro Histoire, 46 (October/November 2019), 54-57.
  • Babicz, L. (2019). Meiji: L’assassinat du ministre de l’ÉL’Histoire, 458 (April 2019), 66-69.
  • Babicz, L. (2016). Le 11 février 1889 et la naissance du Japon moderne. In Christian Galan and Jean-Marc Olivier (Eds.),Histoire du & au Japon: De 1853 à nos jours, (pp. 161-173). Toulouse: Editions Privat.





Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney