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CfA: 2nd EAJS Publication Workshop 2018



Tanaka Symposium 2018: Utopia and the Everyday, 14 June 



CfA: EAJS PhD Workshop 2018



EAJS President Prof. Andrej Bekeš received a Japan Foundation Award 2017



News: 16th EAJS Intl Conference will take place in Ghent, Belgium in 2020



CfP: Global Hierarchies of Value? Museums, artifacts, frames, and flows



Job Announcement: Instructor of Japanese Language at the University of Colorado Boulder


Japanese Studies Conferences & Workshops

These are announcements for conferences that have already been planned and entirely organised. For prior announcements and CfP to these conferences, please use the Call for Papers/ Articles site.


International Conference: The Nonhuman in Japanese Culture and Society: Spirits, Animals, Technology

An international conference on “The Nonhuman in Japanese Culture and Society: Spirits, Animals, Technology” will be held from September 21-24 at the University of Victoria, Canada. The conference will target a wide array of issues in Japanese society, including both traditional and popular (particularly otaku) culture, digital media, and social robotics. The event therefore covers a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, including: science and technology studies, robotics, anthropology, religious studies, philosophy, literature, law, animal studies, environmental studies, visual and performing arts, and new media. More than three-dozen scholars and artists with expertise in these fields are confirmed to attend. A highlight of the conference will be presentations by performance artist Stelarc; Jennifer Robertson, author of Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation; Tatsumi Takayuki, author of Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyber-Punk Japan and Avant-Pop America; Kotani Mari, author of Evangelion as the Immaculate VirginThomas Lamarre, author of The Anime Machine; and Tawada Yōko, a celebrated novelist who writes in both Japanese and German, and Timon Screech from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The conference will take place over four days and be open to both students and general public, with a number of affiliate activities, including performances, readings and lectures. The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, which for thirty years has been the focus of research on the contemporary Asia-Pacific at UVic, will host the conference.   



 If you would like to post a conference announcement, please contact the EAJS office.