Events

  • Ecologies of Knowledge and Practice - Japanese Studies and the Environmental Humanities

    How does research on Japan inform ecological practice that is pertinent beyond the framework of area studies, and vice versa? If we were to place nature at the core of our studies of human activities, what new kinds of interdisciplinarity and knowledge would be possible, and how would we reorganize our academic disciplines? This workshop invites individual papers from UK-based Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers within the Humanities for an inter-disciplinary discussion with guidance from established scholars and practitioners.

  • Japan in the Digital Age

  • Translation Workshop: Murakami, Contemporary Japanese Writing and the English-reading Marketplace

    The School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (UK) is hosting an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Murakami Haruki. Available in translations into more than 50 languages, Murakami’s texts are read around the world. Translating from one language into another is rarely straightforward, but a complicated process in which translators, editors and publishers make choices that inevitably impact the new text. Professional and aspiring translators of Japanese literature are invited to participate in a two-day translation workshop that will seek to explore issues in the processes of literary translation.

  • 40 Years with Murakami Haruki

    2018 marks the fortieth year since Japanese author Murakami Haruki first decided to write a novel while watching a game of baseball (or so the story goes). Coinciding with this anniversary, The School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (UK) is hosting an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Murakami.

  • BAJS Annual Conference 2018: Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity, and Change in Japan

    Panel and paper proposals on any topic related to Japan are welcome from scholars working in all disciplines. However, we specifically invite proposals that explore the following themes in both historical and contemporary contexts