Miguel Cesar

Miguel Cesar is a PhD student in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He completed his degree in History at the University Complutense of Madrid in 2013 and an MSc in American Anthropology the following year. In 2015 he completed an MSc in Japanese Society and Culture at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2013 he has cooperated with the Amerindian Studies Association of the Department of Anthropology at the University Complutense conducting a series of workshops and talks about representations through new media such as cinema and computer games.


Miguel's research investigates representation through new media forms of ancient narrative themes. In particular he focuses on the theme of the transgression of the boundaries between life and death in Japan.

List of publications

Cesar, M (2016) “Una propuesta para la interpretación de cuentos japoneses” In GÓMEZ, A. (Ed.) Japón y Occidente: el Patrimonio Cultural Como Punto de Encuentro, Sevilla: Aconcagua.

Cesar, M (2012) In the Spanish Journal of “Oral resources” the article “Recordando mayo 68: el poder de la música, la oralidad y la imagen” October 2012

Presentations and other activities

Preparation and conductor of the first two sessions of the Workshop: Amerindian Representations on Computer Games at University Complutense of Madrid 14-15th January 2016.

MC at the first East Asian Postgraduate Research Group at University of Edinburgh 27th November 2015.

Preparation and conductor of the Workshop for Approaching to Film Studies with the Association for Amerindian Studies and the Department of American Anthropology of the University Complutense, Madrid, 18th of December 2014.

Moderator at the First Meeting of Young Researches hosted by the Association for Amerindian Studies in the sessions of Ethnography and History 8th and 9th of May, 2014.

Speech at the XI National Congress and II International of the Spanish Association for Japanese studies 26th-29th of March, 2014.

Preparation and conductor of the Workshop for Inuit cinema cohosted by the Association for Amerindian Studies 31st of January 2014.

Speech at the X Jornadas Historia y Fuentes Orales October 2012.