Japan Anthropology Workshop

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MPhil/PhD studentship in Japanese Studies, Oxford Brookes University

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 [...]

Upcoming Conference: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.

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, [...]


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 [...]

Changes at ‘Asian Anthropology’

This is to announce that the journal Asian Anthropology will shortly be changing editors and publishers. Asian Anthropology has been published by Chinese University Press for the last eleven years, but is now moving to Routledge, and will be published twice a year in 2013, three times a year in 2014, and four times a [...]

R.I.P. Arne Kalland

It is with great regret that I pass on the news that, after a long illness, my one-time colleague, co-author, and stubborn comrade-at-arms, Arne Kalland, died on October 18th. He was 67 years old. Many of you will know Arne only by name through his exemplary work on fishing, whaling, and the environment. Those of [...]

JAWS 2013 Conference now accepting presentation proposals

The 23rd Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) will be held from Thursday 07 March 2013 through Saturday 09 March 2013, at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA. The website for the conference is now live and can be viewed here. The conference theme is “Mobility in Japan” although proposal topics may focus [...]

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 [...]

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