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.

Postdoctoral Fellow – USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Position: 9mo postdoc, 2019-2020 Institution: Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco Location: San Francisco, California The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship. … Continue reading

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Resource: All Research is Fieldwork: A Practical Introduction to Studying in Japan as a Foreign Researcher

The Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus) has just published an excellent preliminary guide to approaching fieldwork in Japan, by Prof. Levi McLaughlin (Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State). In it, he touches upon the importance of building personal connections with … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Okinawan Art in its Regional Context

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK October 10-11, 2019 Deadline for submissions: June 14, 2019 We are pleased to announce the international conference entitled ‘Okinawan Art in its Regional Context: Historical Overview and Contemporary Practice’, which is to be hosted … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies – Rice University

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies Institution: Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University Location: Houston, Texas Deadline: Open until filled Description from official job posting: The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University in Houston, Texas … Continue reading

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2019 International Summer School for Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments

(reposting from Society for Ethnomusicology listserve) Seiha Hôgaku-kai, one of the most prestigious koto schools in Japan, is holding its third International Summer School for teaching Japanese traditional instruments in English. Date: July 29 to August 3, 2019. Place: Seiha … Continue reading

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Fellowship: Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale

From post on H-Net: The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for one year and renewable for one additional year. Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Asst Prof in Inter-Asian and Transpacific Studies, UC San Diego

Position: Assistant Professor in Inter-Asian and Transpacific Studies Institution: University of California, San Diego Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2018 From official posting: The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor in … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assoc. Prof. (Int’l Publishing), Tōbunken, U of Tokyo

Position: Associate Professor, promoting global & international publication by University of Tokyo faculty Institution: Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (Tōbunken), University of Tokyo Location: Tokyo, Japan From the official job posting on the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia … Continue reading

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Resource: Okinawa Collection at GWU

The George Washington University in Washington DC recently became (as far as I know) the second major university in the United States, and the first on the US mainland, to establish a separate Okinawa Collection within the university libraries. Since … Continue reading

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Funding: Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art

For those working on interactions between Japanese and the Spanish Empire, especially in the field of art history, the Thoma Foundation offers two fellowships: one for short research travel, and one for lengthier fellowship support. The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship provides … Continue reading

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