In the face of the threat of corona to the participation and health of EAJS members/delegates, the EAJS together with the local organizers have decided to postpone the 16th EAJS International Conference, a year. The venue remains Ghent University but with the date being 25-28 August 2021.
The Section convenors will remain the same for 2021, and all accepted papers & panels from this year’s calls will be carried over to the postponed conference in 2021. All proposers have now been informed of the results of their paper and panel submissions, by email on 11/04.
If, in light of this postponement, you wish to withdraw your accepted paper/panel, please inform eajs(at)nomadit.co.uk as soon as possible. If you would like to retract your paper from a pre-organized, accepted panel, please inform both eajs(at)nomadit.co.uk and your panel organizer as soon as possible.
If you took or renewed EAJS membership this year it was not in vain, as membership is valid for three years.
We will keep you informed of any changes regarding the conference, but very much hope you will have be able to participate in 2021.
With all good wishes, and please stay healthy
Andrej Bekeš (EAJS President)
Keynote: Eiji Oguma (Keio University)
Eiji Oguma is a historical sociologist at Keio University and an expert of the history of ideas in postwar Japan, as well as current transnational social movements and activism.
At EAJS2021 conference professor Eiji Oguma will be giving the keynote lecture A Reflection on the History of Racial and Ethnic Identities in Japan (click on the title to read the abstract).
Eiji Oguma has written extensively on postwar social and political history and issues of Japanese nationalism.
He has recently also turned to documentary filmmaking, directing a documentary on Japanese protests against nuclear power in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, entitled "Tell the Prime Minister" (2015).
Read more here
EAJS is an association of scholars and researchers focusing on Japan, with ~1400 members from fifty nations. Its main objective is to stimulate and promote international academic exchange and research in the field of Japanese Studies across national borders. As its main activity, the EAJS has been organizing (almost) every three years since 1976 the world’s largest international interdisciplinary conference for Japanese Studies at various locations in Europe.
In recent years, the city of Ghent, with its medieval centre, castle, old harbour, art museums and antique markets has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Ghent is also home to Ghent University, whose more than 40,000 students add to the vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of Ghent.
We are looking forward to meeting you all at the EAJS conference in Ghent!