(with apologies for cross-posting)
The Gender and Women’s History Research Centre at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Catholic University invites you to submit an abstract for a workshop on Christianity in Sengoku and Tokugawa Japan, with a focus on two themes that have been overlooked by past literature: emotions and gender. (See leaflet)
The workshop will be held on 7th February 2023 (AEDT) in hybrid mode, at the ACU Fitzroy Campus in Melbourne, Australia and online. We are thrilled to announce that Professor Haruko Nawata Ward (Columbia Theological Seminary) will be the opening keynote.
We are seeking a selection of papers that engage with gender and/or emotions in the context of Christianity in Japan, from 1549 to 1638. As the performance of gender and feelings is deeply connected, the workshop will give special attention to the intersections of gender and emotions in the work of the Catholic missions in Japan, to fully flesh out the experiences of those who lived and engaged with Japanese Christianity.
Additionally, we would like to form a panel that offers a comparative perspective with other early modern Christian missions, so abstracts on the workshop’s themes that consider different geographical contexts are welcome too. We are in discussions to publish the full articles prepared from the workshop presentations in a special issue of an international, high-ranked journal.
- Draft papers of approx. 3000 words will be due mid-January, to be circulated among the participants. Full papers to submit for publication will be due approximately six months after the workshop.
- Travel bursaries are available for scholars based in Australia. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered.