EAJS2017 Conference in Lisbon
The conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies will bring together over 1100 academics and researchers working in the field of Japanese Studies, for three and a half days of presentations and social events, in the beautiful city of Lisbon. All are welcome. There is no overarching theme; instead the panels are organised within thematic 'sections' as per EAJS practice.
Registration remains open (although the dinner is sold out). The panel/paper timetable is posted, as are the details of additional events (see items under Programme in the menu). You can also book specially-arranged museum tours and/or excursions during/around the conference. These and travel info are located under Practical in the menu.
Download a handy PDF with travel/arrival information here, but look out for the email going out to all delegates with more info, on 18th and 19th August.
The conference programme can be downloaded here:
Errata: there is a regrettable mistake on p35 of the printed programme (and PDF). The convenors of Section 5a: Anthropology and Sociology are Emma Cook (Hokkaido University) & Andrea De Antoni (Ritsumeikan University). Apologies for this mistake.
Japanese delegates are requested to read the Travel safety information on the Travel page.
For information about a kindergarten service please read this PDF.
EAJS membership applications
The small team at the EAJS Office is processing the flood of applications for new/extended membership, as fast as they can. They kindly ask you to be patient if you do not receive an answer right away. It may take up to 10 days to confirm receipt of individual applications, and approximately 6-8 weeks to process applications.
About the venue
The Universidade NOVA is based in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. NOVA was established in 1973 and today is an institution with internationally competitive research and teaching excellence, able to ensure high levels of professional success to its students. The university is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and is placed as a leader, in Portugal, in employers reputation, professor-student ratio and internationalization. The EAJS Conference is going to take place at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH). FCSH/NOVA has currently more than five thousand students divided into 11 Postgraduate Programmes, 23 PhD Programmes, 48 Master Programmes and 14 Undergraduate Programmes. Nowadays FCSH/NOVA is the largest Portuguese higher education and research institution in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities in Portugal. It houses 16 Research Units and branches of inter-university centers, the majority of them funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia)
About the hosts
The Portuguese Centre for Humanities (CHAM) is an inter-university research unit of the FCSH/NOVA and Universidade dos Açores. It is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), graded with “Excellent” on the last evaluation process of R&D Units (2013-2014). CHAM is currently the main Portuguese Research Unit for Japanese Studies in Portugal; integrates the major number researchers on the field, and publishes the Bulletin of Portuguese and Japanese Studies, a journal focuses on the relations between Portugal and Japan, launched in 2000. As part of its commitment to scientific community and civil society, CHAM is engaged in providing support for the organisation and hosting events such as EAJS.
Alexandra Curvelo and Ana Fernandes Pinto