Call for Papers: Luso-Japanese Relations

call for papers [150-2]Mapping Networks of Exchange in Luso-Japanese Relations, from 1540s until Today

The Bulletin of Portuguese/Japanese Studies (BPJS) is an international peer reviewed journal published by the Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM), New University of Lisbon and University of the Azores, Portugal. The BPJS, published in English, is dedicated to the history and the various aspects of Luso-Japanese relations from the early-modern period until today. Within the frame of reference of Luso-Japanese relations, over the year the BPJS grew to embrace other areas of Far-East and South-East Asia.

The BPJS is committed to encourage scholarly inquiry into the study in History and Art History and all their (inter)disciplinary and sub-disciplinary aspects of these interactions, from the early modern period to the contemporary.

The journal invites original scholarly articles for publication in its 2014 issue, scheduled to launch in the first semester of 2015.

In this 2014 issue, the BPJS welcomes paper proposals that investigate – taking the lead from Kojin Karatani’s latest work (The Structure of World History: From Mode of Production to Mode of Exchange) – the place of networks of exchange in the construction of cultural, environmental, and historical geographies of Luso-Japanese relations from 1540s until today, as rationalized through the contacts among Portuguese and Japanese communities living and moving in and outside Japan.

Disciplinary frameworks could include, but are not limited to:

  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • History of Cartography
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Economic History
  • Gender Studies
  • Post-colonial Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Memory Studies

Abstracts can be received in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. Authors whose mother tongue is not English, will be responsible for the English translation of theirs texts once they are included in the list of contributors to this issue of the BPJS. The copyright and permission of use of all images to be included are of the author’s responsibility. Together with their abstracts, contributors should send their name, email address, institutional affiliation, and a brief CV to both by 31 December 2014. Questions should also be directed to these addresses. The editors will announce the final list of contributions to be peer reviewed by 31 January 2015.

Alexandra Curvelo
Professora Auxiliar, Departamento de História da Arte na FCSH/NOVA
Centro de História d’Aquém e d’Além-Mar
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisboa

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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