A mini-conference with pre-circulated papers.
Hosted by the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University, Tokyo
Conference Date: May 31, 2009
Conference Location: Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2008
Itís been twenty years since the contributors to Postwar Japan as History (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993) first convened their discussion of the study of postwar Japan as a topic for historical inquiry. A great deal has happened since.
The organizers of this mini-conference invite emerging and established scholars to propose multi-disciplinary essays that engage the study of Japan since 1945 through historical sources, methods, or contexts. Selected participants will be asked to develop essays of not more than 8000 words.
Proposals will be accepted in Japanese or English, but the final essays should be written in (or translated into) English no later than four weeks before the conference date.
The conference will be organized into two or three sessions during which participants, invited commentators, and gallery audience will discuss essays that explore similar methodologies, issues, or themes. Essays will be distributed to the whole group via electronic file format four weeks prior to the conference. Participants will be asked to read each otherís essays and prepare remarks in advance of our meeting.
Funding for travel or research expenses is _not_ available and participants are encouraged to seek support on their own. Official letters of invitation will be provided upon request.
Proposals should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and contain the following information:
Abstract of Proposed Essay (not more than 500 words):
Proposals must be submitted via email no later than December 15, 2008.
Christopher Gerteis and Takehiro Watanabe
Institute of Comparative Culture
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
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