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Monday, September 28, 2015

Japan Digital Scholarship Workshop

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS, Harvard University
The goals of this workshop are:  
To present innovative uses of digital scholarship in Japanese Studies,
To share experience among those who have created successful digital projects, and
To recommend ways that NCC can create online resources that articulate best practices for 
      scholars and students in developing new digital projects for teaching and research
Major topics of discussion will include:
  • Re-envisioning “Traditional” Scholarship Through GIS: Examples across the Disciplines
  • From Shoebox to Online Showcase: How to build a Digital Image Collection
  • Catching Political Trends Digitally: Tools for handling Big Data or a Politician’s Smile
  • Infrastructures for Digital Scholarship: Growing Born-Digital Collections, plus
  • Transnational Issues in Intellectual Property and Access to Digital Resources
NCC is organizing this workshop and has received funding for its programs from Japan-US Friendship Commission, the Toshiba International Foundation, and the Northeast Asia Council of the AAS.  The Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies has provided support for local logistics, campus arrangements, and hospitality. 
To register for this workshop or to inquire about partial travel funding for out-of-town participants please contact vbestor@nccjapan.net.  Pre-registration is required as workshop space will be limited.    

Thursday, September 24, 2015


This new initiative is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese Studies in these three regions. The Japan Foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese Studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work. Projects will be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese Studies programs, in order to share the wealth of Japanese Studies resources present in the U.S., and to establish new connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan.

Projects must commence between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 and its duration can be up to three years. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $100,000 per year.
 Concept papers are recommended (not required) to be submitted by email by Thursday, October 15, 2015. 
Full applications must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post no later than Monday, November 16, 2015.

For more information, please go to (https://www.jfny.org/japanese_studies/us_sea.html). 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015-2016 Travel Grants-University of Chicago CEAS Library

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is pleased to announce that Library Travel Grants are available for AY 2015-2016. 
CEAS Library Travel Grants are designed to assist scholars from outside the Chicago metropolitan area in their use of University of Chicago’s East Asian collections for research related to China, Japan and Korea. Priority consideration is given to those at institutions where there are no or few library resources in the East Asian languages, and no major East Asian library collections are available nearby.
There will be a limited number of grants available in 2015-2016, of up to $500 each, to be awarded on a merit basis to faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars engaged in research. 
Rolling applications are accepted each year.
For more information, please visit https://ceas.uchicago.edu/page/library-travel-grants or contact CEAS at eastasia@uchicago.edu.

Berkeley-Stanford Grad Conference

Currently enrolled graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals for the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities, to be held April 15-16, 2016 at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Proposals/bios due: November 16, 2015 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)
To apply, submit a single-spaced 300-word paper proposal and short bio at:
The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production, from early modern to contemporary, in any humanistic discipline. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship within and between literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, film and media studies, musicology and sound studies, as well as the interpretative social sciences.
This year's keynote speaker is Carlos Rojas, Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, and Arts of the Moving Image, and DGS at Duke University.
Conference registration is free. Presenters will be provided with shared lodging, Friday dinner, and Saturday lunch. Partial travel assistance may be available.