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Conferences : Japan Anthropology Workshop

Japan Anthropology Workshop

Home of the JAWS conference members and committee.


JAWS holds major thematic conferences every eighteen months – alternate conferences coinciding with the triennial meetings of the European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS).

28th JAWS Conference
Concurrent with section 5a and 5b of the 15th EAJS International Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 August – 2 September 2017

All information on the conference and the submission process, including detailed CFP for each conference section as well as the proposal submission forms can be found at http://www.nomadit.co.uk/eajs/eajs2017/cfpan.


27th Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) 2016
Kobe University, Kobe (Japan), concurrent with the 2nd EAJS Japan Conference

26th JAWS Conference, 1-4 September 2015, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Turkey.

AJJ in Tokyo 2015, 25-26 April 2015, Seijo University, Tokyo.
AJJ in Tokyo 2015 poster (.pdf)

16th Deutschsprachiger Japanologentag, 26-28 August 2015, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany.
Info: http://www.japanologentag2015.japan.uni-muenchen.de/index.html

25th Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS), held concurrent with sect. 5 of the 14th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) conferences, in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 27 to 30 August 2014.

24th Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS): two panels at the conference of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences 2014, in Chiba from 15 to 18 May 2014 and organised by the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JACSA):

  • #23 ‘Living with disaster: Comparative approaches’ — a joint JAWS-JACSA panel, convened by Dr. Hayashi Isao (Minpaku, Osaka) and Dr. Brigitte Steger (U Cambridge).
  • #116 ‘Mutual anthropology: a proposal for future equality in the discipline’ — a JAWS panel, convened by Professors Joy Hendry and Shioji Yuko.

23rd Conference of the Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, USA, 07-09 March 2013

22nd Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) Conference, held concurrently with Section 5 (Anthropology and Sociology) of the 13th European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
Tallinn University in Estonia, 24-28 August 2011

21st Japan Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) Conference
Otago University, Dunedin NZ, 10-11 July 2011

20th JAWS Conference, University of Texas at Austin 2010
Religion, Ritual, and Identity in Japan
Keynote Speaker: Delores Martinez

18th JAWS Conference, University of Oslo 2007
Japan and Materiality in a Broader Perspective
Keynote Speaker: Joy Hendry

17th JAWS Conference, University of Vienna 2005
Time and Memory
Held in conjunction with the 11th EAJS Conference

16th JAWS Conference, University of Hong Kong 2005
East Meets West
Keynote Speaker: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

For information on earlier conferences, see the History page.

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