EAJS Conference, 24-28 August 2021
EAJS2021 will take place in Whova, a browser-based web app that integrates Zoom. Instructions on how to access the conference can be found on the Info page. If you already have a Whova account and know how to enter, please go directly to the EAJS2021 Whova login page.
Registration remains open, however only paid-up delegates will be able to access Whova - so please do not leave this to the last minute!
The programme page shows the full timetable of all events and panel sessions. You can also filter the view by section and find authors/convenors. We have also imported the programme into Whova (once logged into Whova, you can find it as ‘Agenda’ in the vertical menu on the left hand side).
Panel and event recordings will be accessible to all delegates thorugh the panel explorer on the conference website. Please note that you need to be logged in to Cocoa/website to see the video links!
Keynote: Eiji Oguma (Keio University)
Chair: Andrej Bekeš (former President of EAJS)
Eiji Oguma is a historical sociologist at Keio University and an expert of the history of ideas in postwar Japan, as well as current transnational social movements and activism.
At EAJS2021 conference professor Eiji Oguma will be giving the keynote lecture A Reflection on the History of Racial and Ethnic Identities in Japan (Abstract).
Eiji Oguma has written extensively on postwar social and political history and issues of Japanese nationalism.
He has recently also turned to documentary filmmaking, directing a documentary on Japanese protests against nuclear power in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, entitled "Tell the Prime Minister" (2015).
Grants to support conference attendance
The Toshiba International Foundation has graciously funded about 90 EAJS2021 delegates to attend the conference. We would like to thank the foundation for their generous support to scholarship in these strange and difficult times.
EAJS is an association of scholars and researchers focusing on Japan, with ~1400 members from fifty nations. Its main objective is to stimulate and promote international academic exchange and research in the field of Japanese Studies across national borders. As its main activity, the EAJS has been organizing (almost) every three years since 1976 the world’s largest international interdisciplinary conference for Japanese Studies at various locations in Europe.