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The 2nd EAJS Conference in Japan (Kobe University, 24-25 September 2016)




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The 2nd EAJS Conference in Japan

Venue: Kobe University, Japan

Dates: September 24-25 (Sat-Sun), 2016; (Pre-conference Symposium on the 23rd)

Language: English (for submissions), English and Japanese (during the conference)

Project director: Prof. Bjarke Frellesvig (Oxford University), President EAJS

EAJS contact: office@eajs.eu

Application Deadline (for papers and panels): April 30, 2016

Notification of acceptance: the end of May

Since the 1970s, the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) has organised several academic conferences at various European universities every three years. EAJS also started to organise a conference in Japan within the triennial schedule with the inaugural conference at Kyoto University in 2013.

The 2nd conference is to be held at Kobe University in Sept. 2016, with the cooperation of Kobe University as the local conference host and organizer.

All participants are invited to a pre-conference symposium on Sept. 23rd, the day before the main conference, which is to be held as a kick-off event commemorating the inauguration of the “Educational Program on Current Japan” at Kobe University this year. A reception will be held on the evening of Sept 24th. The conference will be supported by Japan Foundation, and the keynote speaker will be announced soon.

EAJS accepts proposals for papers and panels from doctoral students up to established scholars. Although the conference is thematically open, we especially encourage submissions with new themes and approaches.

Divided into several two-hour sessions, every paper presentation will usually last up to 20 minutes with about 15 minutes for Q&A; about 2 hours will be assigned to a panel.

Please note:  

The main language of academic communication is English. However, Japanese is accepted for presentations, if an English summary is provided.

All accepted presenters must be paid-up EAJS members.

Please note that presenters and participants are responsible for making their travel and accommodation arrangements in Kobe by themselves.

Travel information will be provided at our website in cooperation with the El Mundo travel agency.

Conference Registration:

Regular conference registration deadline: June 30, 2016

Conference registration fee for EAJS members: 4,000 yen

Late or on-site conference registration fee: 7,000 yen

Reception fee: 6,000 yen

Registration website at Kobe University: registration open

Please note that only paid-up EAJS members can present papers!