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.

Fun Link Friday: Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree

One thing I love doing is Japan is just walking around and exploring, and appreciating, little interesting places. Whether it’s tiny obscure sites of historical interest, or ones with striking architecture or aesthetics, Japan just seems to be full of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Zapruder World, “Performing Race”

Zapruder World is an online, open-access and peer-reviewed History journal coordinated by an international network of activists and scholars, both academic and independent. The journal’s parent organization, Storie in movimento (SIM), has been active since 2002 and continues to publish … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: NEH Summer Institute: Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400-1800)

(reposting from H-Japan) Dates: June 19 – July 7, 2017 Host Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Deadline: March 1, 2017 Call for Applications National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early … Continue reading

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UHM Education Summer Course: Int’l Inquiry and Field Study in Japan

(reposting from UHM Center for Japanese Studies mailing list) Course: ITE 403B: International Inquiry and Field Study Summer 2017 – Japan Place/Duration: one week at University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa (Honolulu), or online, followed by one week in Kyoto, plus an … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Postdocs at Tel Aviv University

Position: Postdoctoral scholar Institution: Tel-Aviv University Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Tel-Aviv University has announced opportunities for Post-Doctoral scholarships for one year as from October 2017. Japanese Studies or Asian Studies are included among the eligible fields of study. The amount … Continue reading

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Resource: U. Hawaiʻi / U. Ryukyus Digital Archives

For the next (and tentatively last) installment of my posts on Okinawa/Ryukyu-related resources, I would like to introduce the Ryukyu/Okinawa Special Collection Digital Archives. A joint venture between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of the Ryukyus … Continue reading

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Resource: Online Database of Artist-in-Residence Programs in Japan

AIR-J, run by Japan Foundation, is an extensive Online Database of Artist-in-Residence Programs in Japan, available in both English and Japanese. The core of the site is its listings and search function, allowing you to search for Artist in Residency … Continue reading

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