Since 2014, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations), the University of Tokyo (Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity), and the Yonsei University (Institute of Korean Studies) have been organizing a joint workshop program dealing with the production, transfer and circulation of knowledge from a transcontinental perspective.
Starting from next year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is going to financially support the program within the framework of its PAJAKO funding scheme. The program particularly focuses on the promotion of young scholars who are working on interdisciplinary research projects dealing with cultural, social, political, and intellectual dimensions of knowledge production.
In collaboration with our partners in Japan and Korea, the following workshops will be held in the course of the next two years:
- Workshop February 2017: Sharing Knowledge in a Globalized Civil Society (taking place at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
- Workshop September 2017: The Fate of the Fact in the postsecular Era (taking place at the University of Tokyo)
- Workshop March 2018: Seeing like a State: Popularizing Correct Knowledge (taking place at Yonsei University)
These workshops, which are combined with financially supported short-term research stays in Korea and Japan, are open to outstanding M.A. and Ph.D. students who are working on respective interdisciplinary research projects. Short-term stays can be used for research activities in archives and libraries or field work in Korea or Japan (up to 14 day for M.A. students and 2 months for Ph.D. students).
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Workshop “The Fate of the Fact in the postsecular Era”
The upcoming workshop “The Fate of the Fact in the postsecular Era” is the second event in a series of workshops in the Trilateral Workshop Program “Transcontinental Perspectives on Knowledge Production” organized by the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, the University of Tokyo and Yonsei University (Korea). The workshop will take place September 15-17, 2017 at the University of Tokyo. It is aimed at M.A. and Ph.D. students of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with a research interest in cultural and area studies or history. The workshop will be held in English, presentations should not be longer than 20 min.
Depending on the quality of the application and the availability of funding it is possible to combine the workshop participation with a short-term research stay for field work and archival research.
Applications with a presentation abstract of max. 300 words—supplemented by a short description of the research stay purpose (if intended)—should be submitted to the email addresses mentioned below until May 10, 2017:
Professor Dr. Marc Andre Matten / Professor Dr. Fabian Schäfer
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
91052 Erlangen, Germany