Workshop: Research at a Distance: Japan Studies in an age of Covid-19

Hannah Gould Discussion

You are invited to attend a two-day online Research Training Workshop to support scholars in adapting their research to an age of Covid-19.

Dates: 9am – 1pm (Melbourne Time/ AEDT) , 21 & 22 January 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and related restrictions present a serious challenge to scholars wanting to conduct data collection and/or archival research in Japan. For PhD students and early career researchers especially, developing strategies to overcome these restrictions is essential, both for the immediate success of their project and for their future careers.

This workshop aims to support scholars working on Japan to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, both substantively (considering its ongoing implications for Japanese society) and methodologically (assessing its impact on research strategies and tools). Over two morning sessions, scholars will hear presentations from experts in Japan Studies and collaboratively workshop their research plans with experienced mentors. 

The organisers particularly encourage participation from graduate students, early career researchers, and vulnerable scholars. An honorarium of AUD$150 will be offered to up to 15 vulnerable scholars who apply to participate in both days of the workshop and submit a reserach plan (1000 words). For more details, please see the workshop website. 

The workshop is kindly supported by the Japan Foundation, Sydney and is hosted by the University of Melbourne.

Webinar Organisers: Dr Hannah Gould, The University of Melbourne & Dr Laura Emily Clark, The University of Queensland 

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