Call for Papers: Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies

location of Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies; Stockholm photo by Kristofer Samuelsson.The 10th con­fer­ence of the Nordic Asso­ci­a­tion of Japan­ese and Kore­an Stud­ies (NAJAKS) will be held at Stock­holm Uni­ver­si­ty in Swe­den August 17–19, 2016. The Asso­ci­a­tion has held con­fer­ences and work­shops of schol­ars in the human­i­ties and social sci­ences since 1988.

Pro­pos­als for pan­els and indi­vid­ual papers are invit­ed from estab­lished schol­ars, Ph.D. and mas­ters stu­dents as well as oth­er researchers. It is assumed that pan­els and indi­vid­ual pre­sen­ta­tions will be in Eng­lish.

Prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants should sub­mit an abstract (max­i­mum 300 words per indi­vid­ual paper) and a bio­graph­i­cal sketch (max­i­mum 100 words) in the form of an e-mail attach­ment (Word file or PDF) to (if the main focus is on Kore­an stud­ies) or to (if the main focus is on Japan­ese stud­ies).

Pro­pos­als should indi­cate a pre­ferred sec­tion: (1) Lin­guis­tics, Lan­guage Teach­ing and Trans­la­tion; (2) Arts and Media; (3) Lit­er­a­ture (pre­mod­ern and mod­ern); (4) His­to­ry; (5) Phi­los­o­phy, His­to­ry of Thought, and Reli­gion; (6) Polit­i­cal Sci­ence and Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions; or (7) Soci­ol­o­gy and Cul­tur­al Anthro­pol­o­gy.

The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is March 20, 2016. Sub­mit­ted abstracts will be reviewed by a pan­el of ref­er­ees. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to pro­pos­als that inter­re­late aspects of Japan­ese and Kore­an stud­ies. Those select­ed will be noti­fied by March 31, 2016.

Besides indi­vid­ual paper pre­sen­ta­tions and pan­el dis­cus­sions, the NAJAKS Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee will select three promi­nent keynote speak­ers. The con­fer­ence will also include a round-table to dis­cuss pos­si­bil­i­ties for clos­er col­lab­o­ra­tion with­in the NAJAKS. A selec­tion of pre­sent­ed papers and the keynote speech­es will be pub­lished after the con­fer­ence.

There will be no con­fer­ence fee and no sub­sidy for trav­el expens­es (includ­ing accom­mo­da­tions). How­ev­er, the Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee has reserved a lim­it­ed num­ber of hotel rooms and it will glad­ly intro­duce rea­son­able places to stay. Lunch and din­ner dur­ing the con­fer­ence will be pro­vid­ed.

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the NAJAKS Web site:

The Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee con­sists of Son­ja Häus­sler, Gun­nar Lin­der, Gabriel Jon­s­son, and Jaque­line Berndt (Stock­holm Uni­ver­si­ty).