Author Archives: Travis

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.

Fun Link Friday: Musical Calculators

This week’s Fun Link Friday is a tweet by あたりめ (@atarimae_400), a Twitter user who regularly posts incredible videos of him using electronic calculators, the simple keystroke chimes of an iPhone, and the like to reproduce complex musical compositions. In … Continue reading

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Resource: Jobrainbow.jp

JobRainbow.jp is a job-hunting website for those seeking jobs at companies or organizations in Japan that are LGBTQ+ friendly. I suppose I should note a disclaimer in this post, that I (Travis) do not identify as LGBTQ+, and quite obviously … Continue reading

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Japan Studies Association 2020 summer workshop in Hokkaido

Event: Study tour Dates: June 1-12, 2020 Location: various locations in Hokkaido Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 From JSA mailing list: The Japan Studies Association announces a new summer workshop for faculty at American universities. In the past several years … Continue reading

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CFP: Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies (Canterbury, 25-26 May 2020)

Reposting from H-Empire: Symposium on Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies Location: University of Kent, UK. Dates: 25th-26th May 2020. Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb 28, 2020. ‘There was never a single beginning point to for … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Associate Program Officer, Arts & Cultural Exchange, Japan Foundation NY

Position: Associate Program Officer for Arts and Cultural Exchange Institution: Japan Foundation Location: New York, NY The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program. This program promotes the introduction of Japanese … Continue reading

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Job Opening: University Lectureship in History of Japan through the 19th Century, Leiden

Position: University Lectureship in History of Japan through the 19th Century Institution: Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Universiteit Leiden Location: Leiden, the Netherlands From official job posting on the Universiteit Leiden website: The Faculty of Humanities, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange &Education, JFNY

Position: Associate Program Officer, Grassroots Exchange & Education Institution: Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Location: New York, NY Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2019. Reposting from Japan Foundation New York website: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), New … Continue reading

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PhD positions in Munich, “Radical Utopian Communities”

The research group “Radical Utopian Communities: Global Histories from the Margins, 1900-1950” invites applications for two (2) doctoral positions (TV-L E13, 65%) to join the team on 1 April 2020 or at an early date thereafter. The research project is … Continue reading

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Sanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell

*Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) *Location: Cornell University, Ithaca NY *Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2019 Description from Cornell Department of Asian Studies website: Transnational Experience in Postnational Asia. The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for the … Continue reading

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MA in Japanese Studies, U of East Anglia

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA), in Norwich, England, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) is now offering a new MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies. … Continue reading

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