A day-and-a-half Workshop and Roundtable for UK Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers in the Humanities
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 27th and 28th October 2017
Disciplines including but not limited to History, Art, Architecture, Literature, Geography, Theology, Sociology, Politics, Economics and Anthropology.
Scholars from outside the UK are welcome to apply if they are able to fund their own transportation.
Supported by the Antonian Fund, Japan Foundation London, and Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
In Partnership with TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes concerning the above issues within Japanese Studies in relation to the Environmental Humanities. For example:
• How can academic research be combined with practices of engagement with ecological issues in and beyond Japan? Are these two objectives even compatible?
• What contribution could Japanese discourses of ‘Nature’ make to modes of engagement with environmental issues?
• What can sustainable practices within Japanese material culture offer to the transnational world?
• How is ecological knowledge organised within Japanese socio-political networks, and what is the role of the researcher in mediating between these networks and the wider world?
• How do people’s lived experiences of the triple disasters of 3.11, and increased fear of nuclear power generation, affect approaches to intellectual enquiry?
Please send abstracts of c. 300 words, together with a brief biography of c. 150 words, to: email@example.com by 31st August. All selected participants will be asked to circulate their papers internally by 10th October and to familiarise themselves with co-participants’ work prior to the workshop.
The presenters will be asked to submit a short critical reflection on the ideas discussed following the end of the workshop.
Participants are requested to seek their own sources of funding initially. If funding cannot be obtained from the participant’s home institution, transport and accommodation costs will be partially covered by the generous support from St Antony’s College Antonian Fund and Japan Foundation London.
Organisers Eiko Honda [DPhil candidate in History, Faculty of History, University of Oxford] and Alice Freeman [Research and Teaching Associate, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford]