Invitation to the Post-conference Tour

 

Date: October 17 (Monday), 2016

Time: 08:30 – 18:30

Type of travel: bus tour

Price: approximately 7,000 yen

 

This post-conference tour includes three spectacular activities: (1) a visit to the Ainu Ethnological Museum, Shiraoi, where a live performance of Ainu dances, a lecture by the museum’s curator (to be arranged), and the Ainu-style lunch will be provided. Junior local scholars knowledgeable about indigenous issues and fluent in English will join us; (2) a walk around Lake Shikotsu in the middle of the autumn-leave season; and (3) an observation of a huge school of salmon coming back for spawning. For participants leaving Hokkaido in the evening, we will make a stopover at the New Chitose Airport before returning to central Sapporo.

 

Invitation_to_the_Post-conference_tourLive performance at the Ainu Ethnological Museum

 

Links:

 

Ainu Ethnological Museum アイヌ民族博物館

http://www.ainu-museum.or.jp/

(available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean)

 

Lake Shikotsu 支笏湖

http://www.shikotsuko.com/

(available in Japanese only, but with visual images and videos)

 

Chitose Aquarium さけのふるさと千歳水族館

http://chitose-aq.jp/

(available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean)

 

EAAA 2016 Registration and Paper/Session Proposal Submission Site Now Open!

Dear Colleague

The online registration and paper/session proposal submission are now
available on the following site:
http://www.knt.co.jp/ec/2016/EAAA/index.html

Hotel booking and post-conference tour reservation are also available on the
above site.  You are strongly advised to book your accommodation as soon as
possible for October is one of the busiest tourist seasons in Hokkaido.

And we now call for individual papers and organized sessions for the
Sapporo meeting.

The deadline for submitting paper/session proposals is June 24.

And the extension of deadline is July 31.

The conference theme is: Culture, For or Against?: Thirty Years after
“Writing Culture”

The concept of culture, once the hallmark of modern anthropology, has been
questioned, critiqued, defended, and debated by anthropologists for three
decades since the publication of Writing Culture and Anthropology as
Culture Critique in 1986. Yet the notion of culture as a way of life is
alive and well in both political as well as everyday discourses throughout
the world. For example, governments in East Asia enthusiastically and
competitively apply to UNESCO for recognition of their traditions as
“intangible cultural heritage.” Increasing number of East Asian people
travel within the region and around the world to experience “different
cultures.” What should we do about this disparity between academic
anthropology and the world outside the academia? Is the anthropological
concept of culture still relevant? Or, is the concept obsolete? We invite
anthropologists in East Asia to address the relevance or irrelevance of the
concept of culture in the 21st century.

Theoretical as well as ethnographic papers and sessions related to the
conference theme are welcome. Those related to other themes and topics are
also welcome. We look forward to diverse papers and sessions representing
entire East Asian anthropology.

For further information please contact: Ichiro Numazaki
eaaa2016sapporo@gmail.com (or numazaki16@m.tohoku.ac.jp if you have trouble using Gmail)
The Organizing Committee for 2016 EAAA Meeting
Ichiro Numazaki, Tohoku University
Takami Kuwayama, Hokkaido University

EAAA 2016 Registration and Paper/Session Proposal Submission Site Now Open!

Dear Colleague

The online registration and paper/session proposal submission are now
available on the following site:
http://www.knt.co.jp/ec/2016/EAAA/index.html

Hotel booking and post-conference tour reservation are also available on the
above site.  You are strongly advised to book your accommodation as soon as
possible for October is one of the busiest tourist seasons in Hokkaido.

And we now call for individual papers and organized sessions for the
Sapporo meeting.

The deadline for submitting paper/session proposals is June 24.

The conference theme is: Culture, For or Against?: Thirty Years after
“Writing Culture”

The concept of culture, once the hallmark of modern anthropology, has been
questioned, critiqued, defended, and debated by anthropologists for three
decades since the publication of Writing Culture and Anthropology as
Culture Critique in 1986. Yet the notion of culture as a way of life is
alive and well in both political as well as everyday discourses throughout
the world. For example, governments in East Asia enthusiastically and
competitively apply to UNESCO for recognition of their traditions as
“intangible cultural heritage.” Increasing number of East Asian people
travel within the region and around the world to experience “different
cultures.” What should we do about this disparity between academic
anthropology and the world outside the academia? Is the anthropological
concept of culture still relevant? Or, is the concept obsolete? We invite
anthropologists in East Asia to address the relevance or irrelevance of the
concept of culture in the 21st century.

Theoretical as well as ethnographic papers and sessions related to the
conference theme are welcome. Those related to other themes and topics are
also welcome. We look forward to diverse papers and sessions representing
entire East Asian anthropology.

For further information please contact: Ichiro Numazaki
eaaa2016sapporo@gmail.com (or numazaki16@m.tohoku.ac.jp if you have trouble using Gmail)
The Organizing Committee for 2016 EAAA Meeting
Ichiro Numazaki, Tohoku University
Takami Kuwayama, Hokkaido University