Call for Papers: British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS)

call for papers [150-2]Call for Papers: British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Annual Conference 2015

Hosted by the Japan Research Centre (JRC), SOAS, University of London

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September 2015

The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) and the Japan Research Centre (JRC) at SOAS, University of London announce a Call for Papers for the BAJS Annual Conference to be held at SOAS, London on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September 2015.  This two-day conference will include a guest plenary session, parallel sessions of thematic academic panels, the BAJS AGM and evening networking events.

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions from established academics and doctoral candidates in any field of Japanese studies working within any academic institution internationally. Priority will be given to panel submissions, but individual paper submissions are also welcome and if accepted will be organised into thematic panels.

Panel submissions should organise around a key theme or field of Japanese studies, include an Abstract of each paper within the panel, comprise of no more than four presenters in any one panel, and if possible indicate a panel Chair/Discussant.

All submissions should include:

  1. Abstract of paper(s) 300 words maximum in a word document
  2. Full name, title, affiliation, and contact details of presenter(s).

Submissions should be sent by email by the deadline of Friday 27 March 2015 to: 

Submission outcomes will be advised by the end of April 2015.  If accepted, all contributors will be required to register for the conference by the end of June 2015.

Participants will be responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation.  Registration details will be announced early May 2015.


SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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