Competing Imperialisms in Northeast Asia, 1894-1953
About the CIRN
The Competing Imperialisms Research Network (CIRN) brings together UK-based and Japan-based scholars to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Northeast Asia’s turbulent modern history of imperialism, interconnection and resistance.
Funded by the ESRC and AHRC, the Competing Imperialisms network is exploring new approaches to Northeast Asia’s contested pasts, bringing leading scholars together with those much earlier in their careers. The project emphasises interdisciplinary, international and comparative approaches to the study of imperialisms, transnational connections, frontiers and borderland communities in the region.
The project includes:
– scholarly publications, including an edited book
– public history activities
– a programme of conferences
The Competing Imperialisms network brings together UK-based and Japan-based scholars to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Northeast Asia’s turbulent modern history of imperialism, interconnection and resistance. Participating researchers are based at universities including Cambridge, Hosei, Kyoto, Nihon, UEA, Queen’s Belfast, Waseda and others.
Two bursaries are available to doctoral students / recent PhD graduates to participate fully in the network, attending conferences and contributing to collaborative projects. The bursaries will cover economy-class travel and accommodation to network conferences from either the UK or Japan.
These conferences are scheduled for:
– 19-20 April 2019, Waseda University, Tokyo
– 6-7 September 2019, Queen’s University Belfast
One bursary will be awarded to a UK-based student and one bursary will be awarded to a Japan-based student. Bursary holders may be of any nationality. Applicants should be current PhD students or recent PhD graduates (since 1 April 2016). Post-doctoral applicants should normally not have held a full-time academic post since doctoral graduation.
Applicants should submit the following documents in either English or Japanese:
– CV (maximum two pages)
– Bursary application (maximum one page), covering the following points: a) relevance of your research interests and PhD to the network and b) title and short abstract for paper you would submit if selected to participate in the network.
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