Call for Papers: Networks and Negotiations, UCSB Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Japan

call for papers [150-2]Networks and Negotiations: UCSB Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Japan, February 12-13, 2016

This conference aims to explore the relationships between individuals, institutions, polities, and frameworks in premodern Japan. With the theme of “networks and negotiations” in mind, we aim to expand our understanding of the construction and maintenance of complex connections between diverse groups and how they shaped the premodern history of Japan.

We welcome proposals for panels and individual papers from graduate students working on pre-Meiji Japan in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences. Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to the following: shrine and temple networks, domestic and international diplomacy, travel and travel culture within and without Japan, economic organization, and artistic networks.

Please send a 200-word abstract and brief biography to Travis Seifman and Emily Simpson at ucsbnetworksandnegotiations@googlegroups.comby November 1, 2015.

I look forward to hearing from you, and would be happy to answer any questions you may have, either at this email address ( or at the one above.

About Paula

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