Call for Applications: 13th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students
Venue: near Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 27–30 August 2017
Project director: Dr Rein Raud
Language for applications and during the workshop: English
Application deadline: 31 March 2017
The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) invites doctoral students in all humanities and social sciences to apply for the 13th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students (27–30 August 2017). The workshop will take place near Lisbon, Portugal, and precede the 15th International Conference of the EAJS at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (August 27-30, 2017). EAJS will cover the costs of travel (up to 400 EUR) and accommodation for the duration of the workshop for a group of 18-20 doctoral students and 4-5 senior scholars who will act as advisors. Moreover, EAJS will also waive registration fees of the selected PhD students for the 14th EAJS International Conference.
The EAJS Workshops for Doctoral Students aim to create a European multidisciplinary network of advanced graduate students and senior scholars in Japanese Studies. The informal environment of the workshop provides a unique opportunity for participants to work together intensively to enhance individual projects and engage in in-depth discussions of common themes and methods. Through presentations and focused sessions, students give and receive critical feedback on dissertation projects, fieldwork plans and preliminary results. Students will be asked to read the work of their peers and prepare for workshop presentations linking their own work to the broader international Japanese Studies field. Students will also get one-to-one supervision with a senior scholar in their respective field.
Graduate students working on a dissertation topic related to Japan, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled at universities in Europe, and students of European nationality who are enrolled in graduate programmes outside Europe are eligible. Students travelling to the workshop from outside Europe should expect no more than 400 EUR to be paid towards their transportation costs. Doctoral Students from European universities that do not have major centres of Japanese Studies are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are particularly welcome from graduate students in the early fieldwork phase through the middle stages of dissertation writing. All applicants are expected to have studied the Japanese language and to use materials written in Japanese as sources for their dissertations. Applicants are expected to provide evidence of Japanese language ability in their applications.