NAJS Conference 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR NAJS CONFERENCE 2023
We would like to invite you to the 17th annual conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS), which will be held at the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics on 15-16 June 2023.
For our 2023 Stockholm conference we invite paper proposals on topics related to modern and contemporary Japanese society, including economy and busines, politics and international relations, sociology and anthropology, history, popular culture, literature, religion, and art. Proposals from scholars outside Scandinavia are also most welcome.
- Deadline for abstracts: 20 March 2023
- You will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted by 3 April 2023.
- Deadline for full papers: 22 May 2023
Please also read The Guidelines for Participation 2023 before sending your abstract.
The NAJS was established in 2002, with the aim to provide a border-crossing network for research on various facets of modern and contemporary Japan. Our major activity is the annual 2-day conference, where researchers and doctoral students gather to meet, share information and experiences, but mostly to discuss each other’s research.
The format of the conference is essential to the aim of the association. Apart from the keynote speeches, there are no presentations. To make most of our precious but limited time together, accepted papers are distributed to all participants before the conference and pre-read. Accordingly, all time allotted to one paper (30 minutes) can be used for thorough discussion, first by assigned discussants, followed by open debate. For those looking for input on their research and yet unpublished papers, the conference provides the opportunity, in a collegial informal atmosphere, to receive ample feedback both from specialists in their own field and from other disciplines.
Although the conference convenes in one of the Nordic countries, it is open to all interested, and we are very glad that researchers and doctoral students from many different countries and continents are increasingly joining our network.