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

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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

 

 

The Second Announcement of the 2016 EAAA Meeting in Sapporo

Dear colleagues

We are in the process of setting up a registration site for the 2016 EAAA Meeting to be held on October 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday) in Sapporo, Japan. You may also join the optional tour on the following Monday, October 17.

The site will be opened in early May. You may then both submit your paper/session proposal and register for the conference and the optional tour.

The fees will be announced on the site and be payable by credit card.

For further information please contact: Ichiro Numazaki eaaa2016sapporo@gmail.com

 

The Organizing Committee for 2016 EAAA Meeting

Ichiro Numazaki, Tohoku University

        Takami Kuwayama, Hokkaido University

 

The First Announcement of the 2016 EAAA Meeting in Sapporo

Dear colleagues

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 EAAA Meeting will be held on October 15 and 16 in Sapporo, Japan. The conference venue is the Conference Hall of Hokkaido University in downtown Sapporo.

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

The details of call for papers and conference registration will be announced in January, 2016.

For further information please contact: Ichiro Numazaki eaaa2016sapporo@gmail.com

The Organizing Committee for 2016 EAAA Meeting

Ichiro Numazaki, Tohoku University

Takami Kuwayama, Hokkaido University

Call for Papers 2015

2015 Annual Meeting of East Asian Anthropological Association (EAAA) &

The Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology (TSAE)

Conference Theme: Multiple Landscapes of Anthropology

EAAA/TSAE Joint Meeting Date: October 3 & 4, 2015 (Sat. & Sun.)

Venue:National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

No registration fee required for EAAA paper presenters and discussants.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015 (Click here for individual submission or proposed panel )

Housing and Post-conference Tour Registration Deadline: June 15, 2015 (Click here for registration form)

Travel Itinerary for Housing Confirmation Deadline: September 1, 2015 

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the East Asian Anthropological Association (EAAA) will be held jointly with the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology (TSAE). The conference theme of the joint meeting is Multiple Landscapes of Anthropology. We invite anthropologists and anthropology students in the East Asian region to participate in the meeting. Please submit your proposed panel or individual paper abstracts (in English) to Dr. Shao-hua LIU at  taipeimeeting@gmail.com.

Abstracts related to the conference theme are particularly welcome. The culturally embedded landscape has always been a research topic for anthropology. This reflection of reality, either lived or imagined, allows anthropologists to approach it by ways of theoretical analysis. Its implications can be so complex as to facilitate the anthropological mapping of a natural, social, ethnic, or gender dimension of fieldwork in its diversity. More significantly, such multiple implications allow anthropologists to engage in cross-disciplinary endeavors such as geography, psychology, environment studies, and science and technology studies. We hope the joint meeting of the EAAA and TSAE will highlight the multiple implications of East Asian landscapes and envision an anthropology that goes beyond boundaries.

More information for EAAA participants:

There is no registration fee for EAAA paper presenters and discussants. Presenters and discussants are also provided with meals during the conference and a post-conference tour on Oct. 5, 2015. For other participants, a registration fee of US $100 is required. The method of payment will be announced shortly. All EAAA participants are responsible for their own airfares and lodging. Two guesthouses are recommended for EAAA participants: the Activity Center of Academia Sinica and the International Housing of National Chengchi University. The conference will arrange a roundtrip shuttle bus between the Academia Sinica and the conference venue on Oct. 3-4. Since the living accommodation of these two housing is limited, so please register as soon as possible. We can only help reserve a room once we receive your registration. In addition, housing accommodation on these two campuses is not guaranteed. So we highly suggest that you register at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, you may need to arrange your own lodging in Taipei. To confirm your room reservation on the campus, we will need your travel itinerary by September 1, 2015.

Call for chapters (proposals)

Modern Wilderness: Mobility, Friction, and Frontiers in Asia and the Americas from 1800

Overview

The present book seeks to investigate the role of the frontier in the making of modern Asia and the Americas, and it does so through the study of movement, contact, and networking. The volume will bring together scholars from several areas of study (Central, East, South and South East Asia, US, Latin America and the Caribbean). The result will be an innovative collection of essays, bridging two continents that are usually studied separately. The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, Modern Wilderness is an invitation for the scholarly community to read, think and write beyond the limits of traditional area studies. Secondly, in the wake of the digital revolution, when geographical frontiers seem to have been replaced by virtual non-places, this book reclaims the importance of physical space in the making of modern history.

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