JSAS Annual Conference 2022

Call for Papers

The Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) will hold its annual academic conference on July 9th 2022. The 2022 JSAS conference will take place as the world is still reeling from the effects and impact of COVID-19 pandemic which has restructured political, economic, and cultural life of multiple societies in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. 2022 will also be a year when the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) will be held for the second time on African soil. In 2022, we will therefore encourage practical recommendations based on wide range of academic research including history, economics, politics, development studies, anthropology, sociology, and so on, based on the experiences through the pandemic and looking beyond the pandemic. We will also pay special attention to themes around TICAD as we provide a platform for dialogue with academic researchers and practitioners.

Theme

Africa and Asia at the Crossroads: Pandemic, Resilience, and Mobilities

Sub-Themes
  1. TICAD 2022

  2. Africa/Asia in COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

  3. Africa/Asia Diaspora and Mobilities

  4. Africa/Asia Development and Political Economy

  5. Development and Sustainability

  6. Africa/Asia Gender and Sexuality

  7. Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalisms in Africa/Asia

  8. Politics and Elections in Africa/Asia

  9. Conflicts and Security in Africa/Asia

  10. Popular Culture, Media, and Publics in Africa/Asia

  11. Social Movements, Activism, and Resistance in Africa/Asia

  12. Local Knowledges, Epistemes, and Livelihoods

  13. Resilience

  14. Others (specify)

Africa-Japan Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers Mentorship Session

This session targets to accommodate early career researchers interested in various topics on Africa and Japan to showcase their research, present preliminary findings, or results, and engage in academic exchange with colleagues and invited specialists. The aim of this session is to create a space for networking, connecting, and mentoring. We also aspire to have a space for young researchers to obtain relevant feedback from esteemed researchers in their areas of specialisation as we facilitate dissemination of knowledge and coordination within Japan and in various African countries. This session is also aimed at facilitating information to access resources to help sharpen research, writing, and publication skills and guidance towards identifying relevant research topics and projects. We accept proposals from both qualitative and quantitative approaches on the above mentioned themes and sub-themes. The categories of young researchers may include the following:

1.     Doctoral students from all the countries whose research topics are on Africa related issues in Japan-based universities.

2.     Doctoral students from African countries whose research topics are on Japan related issues in Japan-based universities.

3.     Post-Doctoral researchers from all the countries whose research topics are on Africa related issues in Japan-based universities.

4.     Post-Doctoral researchers from African countries whose research topics are on Japan related issues in Japan-based universities.

Application Instructions, Key Deadlines, and Contacts

Those who wish to participate/organise roundtables, workshops, paper presentations, or Africa-Japan Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers Mentorship Session are requested to access google form (https://forms.gle/mtEiuH6msykbckgXA) and submit relevant information including name, affiliation, title/ topic of the research, 4-6 keywords, and a 300-400 words abstract. Prospective presenters will be shortlisted through a careful peer review of the abstracts by the organising committee. Your application should reach the conference committee on or before 20th June 2022. The shortlisted applicants will be informed on 27th June 2022. Should you have any questions please write to this email jsastokyo2022@gmail.com.

 

Hosts

Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS)

Co-Hosts

Africa Study Centre – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS)

Venue

Onsite and on Zoom – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo, Japan.

Information about the Past Conferences