Workshop/CfP - Digital Media and Communication, 25 - 26 September 2017, France

Publish Date: Jul 06, 2017

Deadline: Jul 14, 2017

2017 Intellectual Exchange Programme between Japan and Europe in Alsace
Japanese Study Seminar: Digital Media and Communication

The Japan Foundation and Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA) have carried out a series of seminars since 2007, with an aim to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and further promote Japanese studies in Europe.

Participants will join a two-day intensive workshop in the cozy and intimate atmosphere of CEEJA's facility in Kientzheim where they will present and discuss their current research projects with fellow participants and a guest mentor from Japan.

The theme of this year’s seminar will be “Digital Media and Communication.” We are calling for applications from young researchers in Europe specializing in politics, history, sociology, literature, arts, language, philosophy, economics, architecture, religion, etc.


Professor Toshie Takahashi, at Waseda University, is specialized in Media and Communication Studies. Her publications include Dejitaru uizudamu no jidai e: Wakamono to dejitaru media no engejimento [To the era of digital wisdom: youth engagement with digital media] (Shinyosha, 2016), Audience Studies: A Japanese Perspective (Routledge, 2009), Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies(edited by Michael Thomas, Routledge, 2011), and The Language of Social Media: Identity and Community on the Internet (co-author; Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).


  1. 1.Number of presenters: approximately 10 participants
  2. 2.Presentation
    1. (1)Each presenter is to make 30-min presentation in JAPANESE on their research theme.
    2. (2)One can make a presentation that has already been presented elsewhere.
    3. (3)Each presentation is to be followed by the mentors’ comments and discussions in JAPANESE.
  3. 3.Papers: prior to the seminar, all participants are expected to submit their papers, in Japanese or English, which will be edited and compiled for publication after the seminar.

Eligibility and Application Procedures

  1. 1.Conditions: applicants must be currently on a graduate or post-graduate programme (which is not necessarily Japanese-studies), or already hold a junior teaching/research position at academic institutions in Europe. Those who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Europe are also eligible to apply. Priority will be given to non-Japanese applicants.
  2. 2.Travel and Accommodation
    1. (1)Applicants will be reimbursed travel costs of up to 500 euros (economy class airfare within Europe/2ndclass train ticket) upon submission of their travel receipt(s) after the seminar.
    2. (2)Accommodation for 3 nights and 8 meals will be provided during the seminar.
      ※ Participants are expected to arrive at CEEJA on September 24 and leave on September 27.
  3. 3.Application Procedures
    1. (1)Applicants must submit the following documents:
      1. ・Current curriculum vitae
      2. ・Summary of their presentations in Japanse or English at the seminar on an A4-size paper(*Presentations must be made in JAPANESE)
      3. ・References (not obligatory)
    2. (2)The documents listed above must be sent via e-mail to
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  4. (3)Deadline for applications: Friday, July 14, 2017
  5. (4)Selection results: applicants will be informed by Wednesday, August 2 by e-mail.

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