The deadline to apply for the 2023 Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowships or Emerging Artists Awards is March 15. They are taking applications in this round from literary artists: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and play/screenwriting.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The University of Cambridge (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) and Stockholm University are organizing the hybrid workshop Occupied by Play. Rethinking Reading and Learning in Japan, on 17 and 18 February 2023. This is an interdisciplinary workshop (game studies, language education, popular culture, and literature), which moves across early modern, modern, and contemporary Japan. The programme includes twelve presentations, a roundtable, and a keynote by Prof. Peter Burke.
I write to invite you to a lecture (online and in-person) by Kimura Saeko this Wednesday, February 1 from noon to 1:30 pm PST.
University of British Columbia
The Modern Japan History Association presents a "New Books on Japan" conversation between Aaron Skabelund (Brigham Young University), author of Inglorious, Illegal Bastards: Japan's Self-Defense Force during the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2022) and Yoshikuni Igarashi, (Vanderbilt University). The event is free and open to the public and will be held over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
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The Eastern Buddhist Society Lecture Series
The Many Faces of D. T. Suzuki
James C. Dobbins
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In the latest conversation of the Borderlines series History Sounds, Andrew Simon tells Olga Verlato about the history of cassette culture in Egypt, the "death" of public taste, and the advent of cassette piracy, introducing along the way the music of Ahmad Adawiya, Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab, Shaykh Imam and many others.
You can listen to the conversation here and find links to Spotify, Substack, and Apple.
CfP: Black German Disability Politics & Aesthetics (German Studies Association, Forty-Seventh Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 5-8, 2023)
Disability Studies at the University of Utah is thrilled to invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral research/teaching position in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.
Hidden worlds: histories of disability things and material culture
Call for Papers for Workshop on Wed 13th-15th September 2023 (Manchester, hybrid)
The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (www.icjs.org) in Baltimore invites scholars and pro-democracy activists to submit proposals on the topic of:
America’s Unexceptional Christian Nationalism: Democratic Lessons from Other Contexts
The new issue of the Journal of Democracy (available free on ProjectMuse until February 14) presents a timely snapshot on the fate of freedom around the world. Like much of Europe’s right, portions of the far right now embraces gay rights—but as a tool to oppose Muslims.
CfP aproaching deadline: 27 January 2023
Call for Papers
Identity and the Transnational Reverberations of Conflict Workshop
5-6 May 2023
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
Deadline for the submission of proposals: 27 January 2023
Elaine Nelson, executive director of the Western History Association, has shared the sad news of the death of our colleague, friend, and stalwart of the WHA and Coalition for Western Women's History, Paula Petrik.
A full obituary appears here.
The Rainbow, The Ladder and the Countenances: The Many Faces of Jewish Mysticism, הקשת, הסולם והפנים: ריבוי פניה של המיסטיקה היהודית, by Michael Schneider (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 32; 2023, 194 pages, in Hebrew, ISBN 978-1-933379-34-0).
We are pleased to announce the opening of our online symposium titled “Prisoners of the Asia-Pacific War: History, Memory, and Forgetting” to registered audience members. The symposium will be held across two days between 16:00-19:30 on Tuesday, February 7 and 9:00-17:00 on Wednesday, February 8, Japan time. This symposium brings together scholars researching the histories, memorialization and forgetting of prisoners and prison camps of the Asia Pacific War. See the schedule below.
Call for Proposals
Deadline: 27 March 2023
Hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society
Günter Grass’s reservations towards the genre of autobiography are well documented. In a 2003 interview with Der Spiegel, Grass stated: “Wenn ich eine Möglichkeit sähe, mich gewissermaßen in Variation zu erzählen – das wäre vielleicht reizvoll.
As an epistemological practice or as a social custom, comparison has been the subject of much debate in recent decades. “Why compare?,” R. Radhakrishnan has asked in an essay that spells out the asymmetries implicit in many acts of comparison which have come into view from the critical perspective of postcolonial theory.