EAJS2017 Conference in Lisbon
The conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies brought together over 1200 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. There was no overarching theme; instead the panels were organised within thematic 'sections' as per EAJS practice. EAJS wishes to thank all those who participated.
The printed conference programme can be downloaded here:
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