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 Therese.Angenberg@orient.su.se (if the main focus is on Korean studies) or to Jorunn.Nilsson@orient.su.se (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: http://www.najaks.org.
The Organizing Committee consists of Sonja Häussler, Gunnar Linder, Gabriel Jonsson, and Jaqueline Berndt (Stockholm University).