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 this academic field.

2. Responsible Organisation
Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies (HIJAS).

3. Qualification Requirements

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Call for Papers and Panels

28th JAWS conference, concurrent with section 5a and 5b of the 15th EAJS International Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 August – 2 September 2017 Extended deadline: 14 December 2016 All information on the conference and the submission process, including detailed CFP for each conference section as well as the proposal submission forms can be … Read more

People, Plants and Life Stance

Emilie LETOUZEY emi.letouzey[@] Université Toulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès My research is about practices and conceptions of plants as living things in Japan, and I have been doing my fieldwork among amateurs and professionals of domestic plants’ cultivation in urban Kansai area (esp. Ōsaka, Amagasaki, Ikeda), paying much attention to horticultural techniques. So far I have been spending … Read more

Being and Landscape
An Ontological Inquiry in a Japanese Rural Community

Ricardo SANTOS ALEXANDRE rsantosalexandre[@] ISCTE-IUL, Portugal My ongoing project focuses on landscape perception in rural Japan. Works on landscape tend to separate man from landscape, objectifying the latter by means of theoretical accounts. Martin Heidegger has coined being-in-the-world to show the fundamental position human beings occupy in this world – a position that rejects accounts based on … Read more

Laura DALES and Aline HENNINGER interview William KELLY

William W. Kelly is Professor of Anthropology and the Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies and is chair of the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. He has served as chair of the Council on East Asian Studies (1988-1991) and was chair of the Department of Anthropology in 1995-2000 and 2005-2010. A noted authority on the … Read more

Conference Istanbul 2015 – Report Cosima WAGNER

Cosima WAGNER cosima.wagner[@] Freie Universität Berlin In my report on the 26th JAWS conference 2015 in Istanbul I would like to comment from three different perspectives: as a program convenor, as a panel organizer and from a participant point of view. As a rather new member of JAWS I was very excited to be asked … Read more

Conference Istanbul 2015 – Report Kristýna VOJTÍŠKOVÁ

Kristýna VOJTÍŠKOVÁ kr.vojtiskova[@] Charles University in Prague First of all, I wish to acknowledge the fund from the Toshiba Foundation for providing the great opportunity that allowed me to attend the 26th conference of JAWS, which was held at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in Istanbul 1st – 4th of September 2015. I joined JAWS a few months before and the … Read more

Conference Istanbul 2015 – Report Jens SEJRUP

Jens SEJRUP Jens.Sejrup[@] Lund Universtity The Ljubljana conference was the first time a separate section on Media Studies was organized at an EAJS conference, so in many ways this section was exploratory and groundbreaking. I think it very convincingly managed to carve out a position for Media Studies as a separate EAJS section: it was … Read more

Conference Istanbul 2015 – Report Martin RATHMANN

Martin RATHMANN martin.rathmann[@] Heidelberg University The 26th JAWS Conference took place at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey) from the 1st to the 4th of September, organized by JAWS in collaboration with the Japanese Studies Association in Turkey (JAD) and the Asian Studies Centre at Boğaziçi University. Most panels where held in the Faculty of Arts and … Read more

Conference Istanbul 2015 – Report Anne-Lise MITHOUT

Anne-Lise MITHOUT annelise.mithout[@] Paris-Dauphine University As a soon-to-be doctor, I found the 26th JAWS Conference inspiring in many ways. First and foremost, the chosen theme “Technology and Nature” was the opportunity to gather researchers from various horizons (even beyond the field of anthropology) dealing with a wide range of subjects, and to discuss philosophical, ethical, … Read more