EAJS Conference, 24-28 August 2021
In the face of the ongoing threat of corona to the participation and health of EAJS members/delegates, the EAJS together with the local organizers have decided to hold the conference on the agreed dates (24-28 Aug 2021) as a purely digital event, i.e. as a virtual conference. We are in close contact with the section convenors and will make sure that all accepted presenters are kept informed about the specifics of the changed conference format and the implications for their presentations. In any case, it is planned that all papers and panels that have been accepted will be presented during the four conference days.
If, in light of this altered format, you wish to withdraw your accepted paper/panel, please inform eajs(at)nomadit.co.uk. If you would like to retract your paper from a pre-organized, accepted panel, please inform both eajs(at)nomadit.co.uk and your panel organizer.
With all good wishes, and please stay healthy
Andrej Bekeš (EAJS President)
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 EAJS has applied to the Toshiba International Foundation for funds to support delegate attendance in the virtual EAJS conference in 2021. The Call for Applications has been extended until 14 June. All applications must be submitted via the online form. Selection results will be announced end of June. In addition to meeting the application criteria, the awarding of a conference grant will be contingent on the approval of the funds requested for this purpose.
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.