SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Japan Forum 'History of Disability' Workshop


Date: 1 March 2019Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 1 March 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: 21/22 Russell Square Room: T102

Type of Event: Workshop

The Japan Forum ‘History of Disability’ Initiative is a half-day workshop to discuss draft articles written in English especially for this workshop by prominent Japanese scholars. The aim of the initiative is to expand the base of Japanese authors writing for English language journals. The resultant manuscripts will be revised and submitted for consideration as a special issue for Japan Forum, the journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies.

The workshop will be an intensive discussion of pre-circulated manuscripts that includes roundtable discussions of general difficulties in translation as well as disciplinary distinctions in approaching the study of disability in modern Japan.

These are not paper presentations, but intensive discussion of manuscripts read in advance.

Participating scholars include:

All members of the Japanese Studies community, students and scholars, are invited to join in our workshopping of their work on 1 March 2019 at SOAS.

All participants will be expected to read all manuscripts in advance of the workshop. The primary focus of the workshop is to produce manuscripts ready for submission to the journal.

Registration is strongly recommended. Papers will be distributed about one week in advance of the workshop to all registered participants.  Book a place.

The initiative is headed by Dr Christopher Gerteis with support from the SOAS Japan Research Centre and the British Association for Japanese Studies.

Organiser: SOAS Japan Research Centre

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Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4892

Sponsor: British Association for Japanese Studies