Author Archives: Travis

About Travis

I am an aspiring scholar of Japanese & Luchuan history with a particular interest in cultural history & the arts, from the traditional to the contemporary, the elite to the popular.

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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Call for Papers: Mechademia: Second Arc, vol 13.1: Queer(ing)

CFP: Mechademia: Second Arc, Vol. 13.1: Queer(ing), guest ed. James Welker (due 1 June 2019; published spring 2020) Japanese manga, anime, and games culture is associated with excessive sexuality and gender-bending that have unsettled cultural norms in multiple, often queer, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: An Anthropology of the Machine

An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network Michael Fisch University of Chicago Press, 2018. From University of Chicago Press: “With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo’s commuter train network is one of the most complex technical … Continue reading

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