Posted on | March 4, 2014 | Comments Off
Japan’s Ainu Minority in Tokyo: Diasporic Indigeneity and Urban Politics, Mark K. Watson (Feb. 2014)
The First European Description of Japan, 1585: A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan, by Luis Frois, S.J.; edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford (Feb. 2014)
Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death, Sébastien Penmellen Boret (Jan. 2014)
Religion and Politics in Contemporary Japan: Soka Gakkai Youth and Komeito, Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen (Nov. 2013)
Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto: Claiming a Right to the Past, Christoph Brumann (Oct. 2013)
Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion, Tullio Federico Lobetti (Aug. 2013)
Posted on | February 10, 2014 | Comments Off
The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
The department can nominate up to three MPhil/PhD students for studentships of £10,000. This studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to satisfactory progress in subsequent years, up to a maximum of four years, beginning in September of the2014/15 academic year. Please note, however, that you will be required to reapply for the studentship each year, and that the GBSF will consider these applications on their merits. The GBSF cannot make a recurrent four year commitment to any one PhD candidate from year one.
For the successful candidates the Faculty will contribute £1,000 per year towards the student’s fees for up to four years, in addition to the Sasakawa studentship. All successful candidates will be required to pay the remainder of their fees each year and International applicants should be aware that they will need to fund the remaining fees at the International rate for each year of the award.
For further details please see: www.social-sciences.brookes.ac.uk/research/degrees/studentships/.
Deadline for applications: March 10th
Posted on | January 27, 2014 | Comments Off
Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is advertising for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Japan. They are seeking a specialist in the Anthropology of Japan who will also have significant expertise in an additional area of general Social Anthropology and/or expertise in an additional ethnographic area. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out advanced research in the Anthropology of Japan and if appropriate in their other areas of expertise, and to contribute to teaching in general Anthropology, including lecturing, examining, graduate supervision, academic guidance of students, and assistance with the administration and organisation of teaching and research.
Starting salary: £32,590, rising annually to £35,597 for Lecturer level; £37,756, rising annually to £46,400 for Senior Lecturer level. Further details are available at https://edm.brookes.ac.uk/hr/hr/vacancies.do?id=15851770.
Closing date: 28 February 2014
Posted on | December 6, 2013 | Comments Off
The upcoming 25th JAWS conference, concurrent with sect. 5 of the 14th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) conferences, will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 27 to 30 August 2014.
For more information, please see: http://aas.ff.uni-lj.si/eajs.
Posted on | December 6, 2013 | Comments Off
JAWS will be convening two panels at the upcoming conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences 2014. The conferences will be held in Chiba from 15 to 18 May 2014 and organised by the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JACSA).
The two panels are:
#23 ‘Living with disaster: Comparative approaches’ — this is a joint JAWS-JACSA panel, convened by Dr. Hayashi Isao (Minpaku, Osaka) and Dr. Brigitte Steger (U Cambridge).
#116 ‘Mutual anthropology: a proposal for future equality in the discipline’ — this is a JAWS panel, convened by Professors Joy Hendry and Shioji Yuko.
For more information, see http://www.iuaes.org/japan2014/index.shtml.
Posted on | October 28, 2013 | Comments Off
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks two tenure-track assistant professors, one in China Studies and one in Japanese Studies, to start August 2014. Candidates must have an earned PhD or be near completion in anthropology, sociology, or a related discipline. A strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching is expected. Essential job functions include: classroom teaching, student advising, curriculum development and continuous improvement of curriculum, service, committee work, and professional development.
For fifteen consecutive years U.S. News and World Report has ranked Rose-Hulman first among engineering colleges that do not offer a PhD. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and contact information for three references online at: https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu, where interested candidates will find more details about each position.
Application deadline is November 30, 2013.
Posted on | October 11, 2013 | Comments Off
A brief reminder that the CFP deadline for the 2014 Asian Studies
Conference Japan (ASCJ) is October 15, 2014. [See below]
Asian Studies Conference Japan is now accepting proposals for panels,
roundtables, and individual presentations for ASCJ 2014, to be held on
the campus of Sophia University, June 21-22, 2014. The deadine for all
submissions is October 15, 2014. Information and online proposal forms
are available on the ASCJ website:
Everyone world-wide interested in Asian Studies is invited to
M. William Steele
Shouldn’t that deadline be October 15, 2013?
Posted on | September 5, 2013 | Comments Off
CFP for AJJ (Anthropologist of Japan in Japan) 2013 Autumn Meeting
November 9-10 at International Christian University, Tokyo
“People, Places, and Practices Redux: Border Crossing and
Questioning Boundaries in Anthropology and the Study of Japan”
Dates: Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 2013
Place: International Christian University (ICU) Mitaka, Tokyo
To submit an abstract, please send an email with your name, affiliation, a title, and abstract of 300 words in English (1,000 letters in Japanese) to the organizers below.
The deadline for abstracts is: Sunday, September 15
Registration 3,000 yen
Optional Reception 2,000 yen
*Please indicate in your email if you will “ATTEND” or “NOT ATTEND” the reception.
Within everyday life and academic spheres, the effectiveness of borders is said to be receding. Scholars argue that the hallmark of globalization’s current phase is cultural hybridity, an intensified awareness of “the world”, and more rapid forms of exchange between groups and individuals across the globe. Within the study of Japan, researchers readily borrow methods and share ideas in an attempt to keep up with emerging cultural phenomena. At the same time, qualitative research may still reify disciplinary distinctions by emphasizing certain kinds of knowledge. Although boundaries and borders may be in flux, people, places, and practices remain critical components to understanding the issues that interest us.
The following conference seeks to bring together a wide range of papers that explore – empirically and/or theoretically – these tendencies and trends within the study of Japan. In what ways does the study of culture(s) in Japan today contribute to the blurring or remaking of disciplinary boundaries? What kinds of approaches are being undertaken to situate the study of Japan in broader, more global contexts? Is the study of Japan the vanguard or stagnant backwater of ethnographic inquiry into contemporary life?
AJJ welcomes scholars from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to present papers that explore these topics through theoretical and fieldwork-driven research. Papers may be given in English or Japanese in hopes of encouraging a robust discussion about new directions in anthropology and Japan studies. Papers and panels that combine several disciplinary perspectives and transverse Japan’s geographic borders are especially encouraged.
Further information about AJJ and a CFP version in Japan can be found on the AJJ website blog:
Posted on | July 24, 2013 | Comments Off
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Posted on | January 4, 2013 | Comments Off
The Ninth NAJS Conference on the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society, March 14-15, 2013, Aarhus, Denmark.
You are most welcome to the Ninth Annual NAJS Conference. The conference will take place at the Institute of Culture and Society, Aarhus University.
There is no particular theme for the conference, but we especially invite abstracts on Japan and global networks (art-related, diplomatic, religious, economic, political, social or any other kind).
Registration forms and more information about the conference can be found on the NAJS website: www.najs.jp/?page_id=239
Please read the guide for participation (also on the website) before registering and sending your abstract.
Deadline for abstracts: January 10, 2013 (Thurs)
Deadline for full papers: February 25, 2013 (Mon)
You will be notified by January 25 if your abstract has been accepted.
Annette Skovsted Hansen
On behalf of the Steering Committee of NAJS
(Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society)