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Call for Application for the “3rd Professor Josef Kreiner Hosei University Award for International Japanese Studies”

1. Objective This award has been created to publicly celebrate Professor Josef Kreiner in his remarkable academic efforts to promote Japanese studies in Europe and at Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS). At the same time we want to encourage overseas scholars of Japanese studies and to contribute to further development in [...]

CFP: 27th JAWS Conference, 24-26 SEP 2016, Kobe, Japan

27th Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) 2016 Ceremony and Ritual in Japan: From Matsuri to Daily Life Venue: Kobe University, Kobe (Japan) Time: September 24~25, 2016 (concurrent with the 2nd EAJS Japan Conference https://www.eajs.eu/index.php?id=751) Deadline for paper proposals: 30 April 2016 Abstracts should be submitted through the EAJS website, but please make sure [...]

Announcement for the “Kreiner Award”

Call for Applications for the “2nd Professor Josef Kreiner Hosei University Award for International Japanese Studies” 1. Objective This award has been created to publicly celebrate Professor Josef Kreiner in his remarkable academic efforts to promote Japanese studies in Europe and at Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS). At the same time [...]

Upcoming conference: Chiba, Japan

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 [...]

CFP for Asian Studies Conference Japan

Dear All, A brief reminder that the CFP deadline for the 2014 Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) is October 15, 2014. [See below] Best regards, Gavin Whitelaw ————————– 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 [...]

CFP for AJJ 2013 Autumn Meeting

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 (http://www.icu.ac.jp/access.html) To submit an abstract, [...]

Kyoto Lecture: “Ecological Ghosts”

Kyoto Lecture Series presents: Ecological Ghosts: An Anthropological Approach to Occult Experiences in Contemporary Japan by Andrea De Antoni Wednesday, July 11th, 18:00h co-hosted by the International Research Center (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University) This lecture will be held at the Institute for Research in Humanities (IRH), Kyoto University (seminar room 1, 1st [...]

Presentation: ‘Many Meanings of Cherry Blossoms’ by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

Many Meanings of Cherry Blossoms:Communicative Opacity in Political Spaces Speaker: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney KYOTO LECTURES 2012Wednesday, June 6th, 18:00h This lecture will be held at the Institute for Research in Humanities (IRH), Kyoto University (seminar room 1, 1st floor). Using a number of visual images, this talk will outline the extraordinarily rich array of meanings, often [...]

Announcement of International Research Forum, Kokugakuin University

Theme: Education in Religious Culture in the Age of Digital Video: A Proposal for an Open Teaching Network Location: Kokugakuin University, Academic Media Center (Shibuya Campus, Shibuya-ku Higashi 4-10-28 Tokyo 150-8440). Date: 16 October 2011 Conference language: Japanese Please inform us if you plan to attend (name and affiliation) by Monday, October 10: info@cerc.jp. For [...]

New Keith Brown / Mizusawa DVDs

The Can’t Go Native project has issued two new DVDs complementing the “Can’t Go Native?” documentary film shown at the Austin, Texas meeting last year. “More About Mizusawa” has 90 minutes of illustrated discussions with Keith Brown on topics including the samurai heritage, Mizusawa in Japan’s history, everyday Buddhism, and naked fieldwork. “Conversations in Mizusawa”, [...]

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