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International conference “Studying Japan: The impact of transnationalization and technological innovation on methods, fieldwork and research ethics”

International conference “Studying Japan: The impact of transnationalization and technological innovation on methods, fieldwork and research ethics”

We cordially invite you to the international conference “Studying Japan: The impact of transnationalization and technological innovation on methods, fieldwork and research ethics”.

It takes place on July 23 and 24, 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin (Fabeckstr. 23-25, Holzlaube Room 2.2058 and 2.2059).

During two days an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from Australia, Europe, Japan, Singapore and the US will discuss new trends, opportunities and challenges that have changed the conduct of research on Japan. Starting out with a general discussion of research methods in area studies as well as social science research on Japan, the conference will discuss practices of collecting, analyzing and presenting data and findings individually, and the role and function of these practices within the whole research process. The conference focuses mainly on the methodological opportunities and challenges brought about by transnationalization as well as by technological innovations and digital transformation, with attention being paid to good research practice and ethics.

The conference is organized by Cornelia Reiher (Freie Universität Berlin) and Nora Kottmann (German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo) and jointly funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), the Freie Universität Berlin and Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft.

The program can be downloaded here.

If you would like to participate, we kindly ask you to register via e-mail (studyingjapan@dijtokyo.org) by July 14.

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