Call for Participation: Research Design and Practice in Global Japanese Studies（演習Ⅳ）
The Educational Project 4 "Producing Multicultural Communities: Methods, Design, and Praxes" is calling for participants for the course "Research Design and Practice in Global Japanese Studies" jointly held by the University of Duisbrug-Essen and the University of Tokyo. This course is being held in conjunction with the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies (course name in Japanese: 国際共同演習Ⅱ) and the IHS Program (course name in Japanese: 多文化共生・統合人間学演習Ⅳ). Upon reading the details below, for those who wish to join this course, please submit the application via email, titled "Application for Research Design and Practice in Global Japanese Studies" with attached application document, to the email address project4[at]ihs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp by July 10 (Sun.)
This course is designed as an intensive cross-disciplinary doctoral workshop, covering research design in the emerging field of Transnational Information Studies and Global Japanese Studies. Research projects with a focus on contemporary Japanese and Asian societies are often faced with the challenge of how to track and analyze social processes as they go beyond national boundaries. With a focus on globalization in Japan and transnational processes in the East/South-East Asian region, while also open to other global regional foci, the course will include a series of lectures by leading scholars in Japan Studies and Global Studies. Students will present their research projects to this community of scholars and receive comments and guidance on how to develop transnational methodologies and modes of analysis.
- Professor Shigeto Sonoda, the University of Tokyo, Japan
- Professor Karen A. Shire, the University of Duisbrug-Essen, Germany
- Professor Florian Coulmas, the University of Duisbrug-Essen, Germany
- Professor Glenn Hook, White Rose East Asia Center, Sheffield University, UK
Date: September 26 (Mon.) ~ 30 (Fri.), 2016
(Note: On a voluntary basis, a series of excursions to leading international research institutes in metropolitan Tokyo will be conducted in the week prior to the course.)
Location: Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo (Room to be announced)
How to Apply
1. Application document should include the following 4 items.
1) The title of your MA or PhD research project
2) An Abstract (1 page) or a full research proposal of your planned MA or PhD thesis
3) A short biographical note
4) Name of your official supervisor (if already decided)
For those who wish to join this course, please submit the application via email, titled "Application for Research Design and Practice in Global Japanese Studies" with attached application document, to the email address project4[at]ihs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp by July 10 (Sun.)
2. The expected number of participants from University of Tokyo: around 6~8 post-graduate (MA or PhD) students.
(Note: If the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, selection will be conducted based on the submitted application material.)
3. Those who participate in this course will receive 2 credits either from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies (国際共同演習Ⅱ) or from the IHS Program (多文化共生・統合人間学演習Ⅳ).
If you have any query about the course, please contact us via the above email address.