The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University and the Japanese Association for Migration Studies to co-host the Third International Workshop on Japanese Diaspora in September 2024. In-person presentations will be held onsite (unless otherwise noted) and will be made available via livestream for registered attendees.

The workshop, supported by the endowed Japanese Diaspora Initiative at Hoover, encourages rising young scholars to present their new research on Japanese global migration. An international roster of junior scholars, post-docs, and graduate students in modern Japanese history and Japanese American studies will come to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, which holds a vast collection of Japanese and Japanese American archival materials, to discuss the Japanese diaspora from a global perspective. This workshop allows scholars to consider the history of Japanese migrant workers and immigrants as complex non-binominal interactive processes among the homeland and multiple host countries. 

Event Details

Third International Workshop on Japanese Diaspora

Date: September 10–11, 2024 US Pacific Standard Time

Venue: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University
434 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-6003 (nearby airports are San Jose and San Francisco)

Paper presentation Format: Twenty-minute in-person oral presentation in English, followed by Q&A.  We will host nine presenters.

Call For Papers

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Japanese Association for Migration Studies are co-hosting the Third International Workshop on Japanese diaspora. The presenters are required to be onsite while we livestream the workshop. We call for papers that encourage rising young scholars to present their new research on Japanese global migration. We plan on bringing an international roster of junior scholars, post-docs, and graduate students in modern Japanese history and Japanese American studies to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, which holds a vast collection on Japanese and Japanese American archival materials, to discuss the Japanese diaspora from a global perspective. This workshop will allow scholars to consider the history of Japanese migrant workers, immigrants, and settlers as complex non-binominal interactive processes among the homeland and multiple host countries. Please see the program of the JDI workshop II.

Submission Site: https://apply.interfolio.com/138100

Submission Details

Abstract submission deadline: May 17, 2024.

We welcome submissions of papers, particularly in the fields of political, economic, social, and military histories, using primary material from multiple national or linguistic sources. We also prioritize junior scholars and graduate students. We aim to encourage innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to study the history of the Japanese diaspora to open avenues for exchanges of ideas and perspectives. Papers using the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection (https://hojishinbun.hoover.org) will be given priority. Submissions in English are strongly preferred.

  • Abstract presentation (up to 500 words), including the paper title
  • Biographical paragraph or CV summary (up to 250 words)  
  • E-mail address  
  • Affiliation, city, state, and country
  • The presentation language is English.

Nine papers will be selected to be presented onsite, and these presenters will receive travel support in the amount of US$1,500, regardless of their home locations. In addition, Hoover Institution will provide accommodation for three nights on September 9–11, 2024, on a two-person shared-room basis, as well as breakfast and lunch on September 10–11.

The workshop will be held on the afternoons of September 10 and 11. The presenters will study archival and rare books at the Hoover Library & Archives in the morning of these two days. Pre-registration and material requests will be required. Further details will be sent to the presenters.

In the event of travel restrictions to the United States and onsite gathering restrictions at Stanford University, the workshop may be conducted 100% virtually. The $1,500 travel support for the presenters will be paid regardless of the final workshop format to support their future research.

Although membership of the Japanese Association for Migration Studies is not a prerequisite before submission, it will be required before the workshop. We will contact the accepted presenters for further instructions.

Please submit your application online at  https://apply.interfolio.com/138100.

For any inquiries, please contact the Japanese Diaspora Collection curator, Kaoru (Kay) Ueda, at kueda@stanford.edu or the JAMS Workshop Committee at jamsintlws@gmail.com.

 

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