12th European Association for Japanese Studies Workshop for Doctoral Students
Venue: EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France
Date: 4-7 July
2016 Project director: Dr Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS)
Language for applications and during the workshop: English
To apply please use our online application system. The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) invites doctoral students in all humanities and social sciences to apply for the 12th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students (4 -7 July 2016). The workshop will take place at EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris, France. EAJS will cover the costs of travel (up to EUR 400) and accommodation for the duration of the workshop for a group of 18-20 doctoral students and 4-5 senior scholars who will act as advisors.
The EAJS Workshops for Doctoral Students aim to create a European multidisciplinary network of advanced graduate students and senior scholars in Japanese Studies. The informal environment of the workshop provides a unique opportunity for participants to work together intensively to enhance individual projects and engage in in-depth discussions of common themes and methods. Through presentations and focused sessions, students give and receive critical feedback on dissertation projects, fieldwork plans and preliminary results. Students will be asked to read the work of their peers and prepare for workshop presentations linking their own work to the broader international Japanese Studies field. Students will also get one-to-one supervision with a senior scholar in their respective field.
This project report should have the following structure:
1. title and author
2. abstract with keywords
3. current state of research (empirical findings and theories) and research gap(s)
4. research question of project and its relevance respectively own motivation
5. theoretical framework, methodology of project, and schedule
6. hypotheses and/or preliminary results
7. (possible) difficulties in realizing research project
8. quoted literature
It goes without saying that the project report should conform to best academic practice (language, referencing, etc.). It will be the basis for short presentations on the individual research projects, for group presentations and discussions, and for the individual supervision.
Note that the second application stage will not be competitive. Each applicant who receives a request to send in a full project report will be accepted. However, an extension of the deadline for the project report will not be possible since all project reports need to be sent to all participants. Shortlisted candidates who fail to submit their project report by the deadline will not be admitted to the workshop.
All selected candidates will furthermore be required to submit a short report (250- 300 words) on their participation in the workshop until 31 August 2016.
Reports by participating scholars will appear on the EAJS website at www.eajs.eu as well as in the EAJS Bulletin.
Accepted candidates will also be required to join the European Association for Japanese Studies.
For all enquiries please feel free to contact the EAJS office