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Call for participation: 2014 Intellectual exchange programme between Japan and Europe in Alsace. Application deadline 30/6

September 22, 2014 - 00:00-September 23, 2014 - 00:00

Centre Européen d’Etudes Japonaises d’Alsace link (CEEJA) and the Japan Foundation (JF) would like to invite you to submit an application to participate in the Japanese Study Seminar –Tokyo(東京) which is scheduled on 22 and 23 September 2014 at CEEJA, in Kientzheim, France. The official language of the seminar will be JAPANESE only.

This Japanese Study Seminar aims to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and deepening further promoting Japanese studies in Europe. Participants will join a two-day intensive workshop in cozy and intimate atmosphere of CEEJA’s facility in Kientzheim and present and discuss their current research projects among each other as well as a guest Mentor from Japan and USA. The theme of this year’s seminar will be “Tokyo(東京).” We are calling for young researchers in Europe who specialize in politics, history, society, literature, arts, language, thoughts, economy, city and architectures, religions, etc. of this unique juncture.


Prof. Kenji Sato is a professor at University of Tokyo, specialized in historical sociology. He is the author of many books, including “Dokusho kukan no kindai” (The Reading Space of Modernity )(1987), “Fukei no seisan and fukei no kaiho” (The Production of Scenery and the Liberation of Scenery) (1994), “Ryugen-Higo”(Rumor and Gossip) (1995),”Shakai Tyousashi no Literacy” (Historical Literacy in Social Research)(2010)

Jordan Sand is Associate Professor of Japanese History and Culture at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He teaches modern Japanese history and other topics in East Asian history, as well as urban history and the world history of food. “House and Home in Modern Japan” (Harvard, 2004) explores the ways that westernizing reformers reinvented Japanese domestic space and family life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His most recent book,” Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects” (University of California Press, 2013), analyzes problems of history and memory in the postindustrial city.


About 10 participants will be selected to make 20-minutes-each presentations on their research and engage in discussions in JAPANESE. Prior to the seminar, all participants are expected to submit their papers, in Japanese or in English, which would be edited and compiled afterword for publication.

Application Procedures

An applicant should be currently enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program (it does not have to be Japanese-studies program), or already holds a junior teaching/researching position at academic institutions in Europe. Those who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Europe are eligible as well. Priority will be given to non-Japanese. They will be reimbursed, after the seminar, their public transportation fee of up to 500 euros (economy class of air fare within Europe, 2nd class of train ticket, etc.) with a submission of the receipt(s). During the seminar, accommodations (3 nights) and 8 meals will be offered. The participants are expected to arrive at CEEJA on September 21st and leave on September 24th.

Please send in your current curriculum vitae and a summary of your research interest in Japanese or in English in an A4-size paper via e-mail to oca@jpf.go.jp. (When sending an e-mail, please enter a half-width character “@” instead of a full-width character “@.”)

For further information:  Tomoko NAKAMURA (Ms.) oca@jpf.go.jp or +81-3-5369-6071, Europe, Middle East and Africa Section, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Department, The Japan Foundation

Application deadline 30/6

Call for participation: 2014 Intellectual exchange programme between Japan and Europe in Alsace. Application deadline 30/6


September 22, 2014 - 00:00
September 23, 2014 - 00:00