Call for Presenters: MJHW at the University of Tokyo

Joelle Nazzicone Discussion

Dear all,

The Modern Japan History Workshop (MJHW) at the University of Tokyo invites presenters who would like to speak about their work at its monthly meeting(s) for AY 2021-2022.  Slots for presentations are available as early as April 2021, with presentation dates set in coordination between individual speakers, the workshop host and organizer.

The MJHW is an informal, English-language forum that has provided a place for scholars of all disciplines to discuss their research in Tokyo for over twenty years.  (Previous talks at the MJHW can be accessed here.)  Notifications for upcoming talks and other events are also available through the MJHW Google Group.

Under the pandemic, the workshop is running entirely online, and is expected to maintain that format through summer 2021, though the continued use of an online platform, particularly as a supplementary component to in-person sessions, is under discussion as a means of facilitating access for both presenters and participants outside of Tokyo.

Potential presenters are encouraged to refer to the MJHW’s Guidelines for Presenters for specific criteria.  We especially welcome presentations from graduate students, both PhD candidates and Master’s students, developing their dissertation topics in any field in Japan’s modern period.

If you are interested in presenting, please send an email with your preferences for scheduling to

With best wishes,
Joelle Tapas
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of East Asian Language and Civilizations
Harvard University