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”, … Read more

Latest JAWS Newsletter Now Available

The August 2011 issue of the JAWS Newsletter is now available from the Newsletter page. This edition contains information on upcoming JAWS conferences, as well as reports from the JAWS officers, a review of recent Ph.D. projects, a listing of current JAWS membership, and more. The JAWS Newsletter submission guidelines document is available from the … Read more

JAWS Otago Conference: Updated Info Available

Information on the upcoming 21st JAWS Conference at Otago NZ is now available, including the conference schedule, travel information, and a downloadable poster. Please see the Otago 2011 Regional Workshop page for more.

UK Scholarships for Students from Tohoku

In response to the recent disastrous earthquake and tsunami in the north east of Japan, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, in partnership with the British Council in Japan, has launched a £250,000 scholarship fund to support Japanese students in the Tohoku region. The aim of this initiative is to support post-secondary level students from any part … Read more

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Japanese, University of Canterbury, NZ

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Japanese School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Full time (1.0 FTE), continuing / permanent position The closing date for this position is: Wednesday 22th June 2011 (5pm, NZ GMT+12) Applications are invited for the above position in the Japanese Programme, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, to commence January 2012. The … Read more

Visiting Prof. of Anthropology, Amherst College, 2011-2012

Amherst College, Department of Anthropology-Sociology, seeks a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology for the academic year 2011-2012. Ph.D. is required. The position involves teaching four courses (two each semester), one of which must be in Qualitative Field Methods. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise honors theses. Ethnographic area … Read more

Lecturer, Brandeis Univ., Fall 2011

The Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University seeks to hire a Lecturer to teach a graduate course in anthropology (at the doctoral and masters level) that addresses a broad theme of central interest in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, in Fall 2011. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: vernacular modernities; anthropology of religion; … Read more

CFP: JAWS Newsletter Online Edition, #2

Dear JAWS Members, We are glad to inform you that we have started the preparation of the second issue of the online Newsletter. So, please, if you have any relevant information about upcoming Conferences, Call for Papers, or Workshops, please let us know and we will insert them. We would also like to encourage students … Read more

Assoc. Dir. Asian Studies Center, Univ. of Pittsburg, USA

University of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies seeks to fill the position of Associate Director (AD) of its Asian Studies Center (ASC). With an international reputation for excellence, the Asian Studies Center has been designated a National Resource Center in East Asian Studies by the U.S. Department of Education. Organizationally, the Center is part … Read more

Noh Theatre Workshop in Poland, May 16-21 2011

Ryokurankai Foundation in cooperation with Marebito Foundation and the Department of Japanese and Korean Studies of Warsaw University would like to invite all interested, in the field of classical Japanese theatre, to take part in the Nō workshop which will take place in Warsaw (Poland), between May 16 and May 21, 2011. The workshop will … Read more