Helena Capkova

Assistant Professor of Art History

Waseda University, School of International Liberal Studies

Helena Capkova is an Assistant Professor teaching art history at the School of International Liberal Studies of the Waseda University in Tokyo. She received her PhD. at the TrAIN (Transnational Art Identity and Nation) Research Centre of the University of the Arts in London. Her research focuses on the exchange within the artists' network that connected Japan and Central Europe in the interwar era. Other areas of interest include: Transnational Visual Art Studies, Theosophy and visual arts, Japonisme and Modernism. She received her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Art History and Japanese Studies in Charles University, Prague and SOAS, London. Helena’s book about Czech purist architect and progressive stage designer Bedřich Feuerstein and Japan was published in June 2014.