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Paper call is now on-going. The deadline of abstruct submission will be on December 15, 2015. The conference will be the final event of Prof. Akihiro Iwashita's (UBRJ Leader & Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University) presidency.
Date: April 13-16, 2016
Veune: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Rino, Nevada, USA
Please notice that participants should pay for both ABS annual membership fee and WSSA (the umbrella organization of the conference) registration fee.
The "Call for Papers" of BRIT XV Hamburg/Sønderborg is now announced, which can be dowloaded from here. The deadline of the abstruct submission will be on 1 November 2015.
Date: 17-20 May, 2016
Venue: TBD in Hamburg (Germany) and Sønderborg (Denmark)
[Event] 4th Border Studies Tokyo Seminar
ABS Japan Chapter officer, Fuminori Kawakubo (Chuo Gakuin University) will be hosting the 4th Border Studies Tokyo Seminar on July 2nd from 15pm to 18pm at Chuo University Surugadai Memorial Hall near Ochanomizu Station. Akihiro Iwashita will be delivering the keynote speech titled, "Border Studies Today" followed by ABS Japan chapter member Yukio Maeda (Soka University) who will present his work titled, "The Birth of International Society and Hollowing out Effect: Geopolitical Re-construction of Michel Foucault's Lectures".
This event will be hosted by UBRJ as well as co-hosted by ABS Japan Chapter and KUBS.
For inquiries, please contact Fuminori Kawakubo at: kawakubo[at]cc.cgu..ac.jp (Please change [at] to @).
Please note that all presentations will be delivered in Japanese.
August 24, 2016
Time & Date: 16:30-18:00, August 24 (Wed), 2016
Venue: Room 401, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Speaker: Andrey Gubin (Far Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation)
Title: "Russian New Oriental Diplomacy: Peculiarities in New Upheavals"
Everyone interested in this topc is welcome to join the seminar.
Contact: Tetsuro Chida (tetsuroch[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp) ([at] should be @.)
The Slavic Eurasian Research Center and the Graduate School of Public Policy at Hokkaido University are delighted to announce that the summer school on border studies (within the framework of the Hokkaido University Summer Institute) that will be hosted in Sapporo from July 25-29, 2016. The Slavic Eurasian Research Center has hosted the summer school on border studies in the past from 2010 to 2014 as part of the Global COE project "Reshaping Japan's Border Studies." This year's summer school will be hosted as part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute, which is a program that brings together distinguished scholars and our faculty members to provide an educational experience to students from across Japan and around the world. It will allow participants to expand their knowledge of subjects previously open only to students of the university.
The two courses on border studies that will be available are as follows:
Course changes updated!! (15.06.16)
Invitation to Border Studies I: Theory and Practice (Period: July 25-26, 2016)
July 25, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 1. Introduction to the course: Overview, ice breaker (Chi & Iwashita)
13:00 - 14:30 2. Theoretical Framework on Border Studies I (Diener)
14:45 - 16:15 3. Theoretical Framework on Border Studies II (Diener)
16:30 - 18:00 4. Borders and International Relations I: Borders in East Asia (Iwashita)
July 26, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 5. Borders and International Relations II: North Korean issue (Shim)
13:00 - 14:30 6. Borders and International Relations III: Unrecognized States in Eurasia (Fujimori)
14:45 - 16:15 7. Borders and International Relations IV: Sustainable Arctic (Tabata)
(*Lecture at the Hokkaido University Museum)
16:30 - 18:00 8. Movie showing "TBA"
Invitation to Border Studies II: Practice and Application (Period: July 27-28, 2016)
July 27, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 1. Borders and Migration I: Case study of Europe (Fryer)
13:00 - 14:30 2. Borders and Migration II: Case study of East Asia (Chi)
14:45 - 16:15 3. Borders and Culture: Migration and Foodscapes (Virkkunen)
16:30 - 18:00 4. Borders and Environment: Case Study of Central Asia (Chida)
July 28, 2016
10:30 - 12:00 5. Borders and Diversity: The Ainu indigenous people and Japanese indigenous policy (Abe)
13:00 - 14:30 6. Borders, Gender and Diversity in East Asia (Chi)
14:45 - 16:15 7. Wrap up session: Student presentations
16:30 - 18:00 8. Wrap up session: Student presentations
July 29, 2016 Excursion to Ainu Village
The above courses will be taught by the following instructors:
Akihiro Iwashita (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido Univ.)
Shinichiro Tabata (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University)
Tetsuro Chida (Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido Univ.)
Shinkichi Fujimori (Slavic-Eurasian Research Cetner, Hokkaido Univ.)
Naomi Chi (Graduate School of Public Policy, Hokkaido Univ.)
Chisato Abe (Citizens' Group "Ainu and Indigenous People's Film Festival")
Alexander Diener (University of Kansas)
David Shim (University of Groningen)
Paul Fryer (University of Eastern Finland),
Joni Virkkunen (University of Eastern Finland)
November 17, 2016
Time & Date: 13:15-18:15, November 17, 2016
Venue: L-921, 9F Central Library, Sophia University
Opening Remarks by Mariko Iijima (Director, Institute of American and Canadian Studies, Sophia University)
Panel 1 "Forging a a Mexipino Identity: Multiplicity and Community in San Diego, California" (in English)
Speaker: Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. (Arizona State University)
Discussant: Yu Tokunaga (Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
Panel 2 "Indigenous Studies for the Understanding of the North American Continent and Beyond" 「北米大陸および周辺地域を理解するツールとしての先住民研究」(in Japanese)
Speaker: Yuka Mizutani (Sophia University)
Discussant: Rika Lee (Tama Art University)
16:30-16:40 Coffee Break
16:40-18:10 Panel Discussion (in Japanese/English)
Chair: Mauro Neves (Director, Iberoamerican Institute, Sophia University)
Participants: Rudy P. Guevarra, Yu Tokunaga, Yuka Mizutani, Rika Lee,
Yuko Konno (Sophia University) and Kodama Oba (Sophia University)
Closing Remarks by Takeshi Kishikawa (Sophia University)
Admission free & No previous registration necessary
Hosted by Institute of American and Canadian Studies & Iberoamerican Institute, Sophia University
Contact: instacs[at]sophia.ac.jp / ibero[at]sophia.ac.jp ([at] should be "@")
November 27, 2016
Time & Date: 14:00-17:00, November 27 (Sun), 2016
Venue: Hokkaido University Tokyo Office
(10F Sapia Tower, Marunouchi 1-7-12, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Opening Remarks (by Naomi Chi, Chair of ABSj)
Session 1: Prospects and Challenges to Sino-Russian Relations (in English)
Speaker: Marcin Kaczmarski (SRC)
"Sino-Russian Mutual Support in Territorial Disputes: the cases of Crimia, and East and South China Seas"
Discussant: Akihiro Iwashita (Kyushu University)
Moderator: Ted Boyle (Kyushu University)
Session 2: Border Control and Immigration Policy in Japan (in Japanese)
Speaker: Hiroshi Kimizuka (Director of Adjudication Division, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice)
"Challenges and Prospects to Japan's Immigration Control Administration: Focusing on Foreign Migrants and Refugee Issues"
Discussant: Junichi Akashi (Tsukuba University), Naomi Chi (Hokkaido University)
Moderator: Machiko Hachiya (Kyushu University)
Hosted by Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Japan Chapter
Eurasia Unit for Border Research (UBRJ), Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
Borders in Globalization
Open to public, no prior registration necessary.
Contact: Naomi Chi (Public Policy School, Hokkaido University; Chair of ABSj)
n_chi[at]hops.hokudai.ac.jp ([at] should be changed to @)
December 8-9, 2016
Time & Date: 10:00-16:30, December 8-9, 2016
Venue: Room 403 (Main Conference Room), Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
UBRJ organizes Session 1 "Transition or Not among Germany's Neighbors" on December 8, 2016. You can see the whole program of the two-days international symposium on the SRC website. A registration is necessary to join the symposium.
Program of Session 1 "Transition or Not among Germany's Neighbors" (10:00-12:00, December 8):
Papers & presenters:
"Signs of deterritorialization?: Linguistic Landscape at the Germen-Polish border"
KIMURA Goro-Christoph (Sophia University)
"German-Polish border from the Systemic Transformation until European Integration of present-day"
Dagmara JAJEŚNIAK-QUAST (Europan University Viadrina)
"The Danish-German border region: Caught between systemic differences and re-bordering. Difficulties of integrative cooperation in a pacified European BOrder Region"
Martin KLATT (University of Southern Denmark)
Chair: KOJIMOTO Hideo (Jissen Women's University)
Discussant: FUKUDA Hiroshi (Aichi University of Education)
Contact: src[at]slav.hokudai.ac.jp ([at] should be @)
December 17-18, 2016
NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Resarch Center, Hokkaido University will host the international symposium in Kitakyushu City, titled "There Goes the Neighborhood: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia." The distinguished Northeastern Asian researchers from abroad will take part in the symposium. The following are some of the presenters: Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington), T. J. Pempel (University of California, Berkeley), Paul Evans (University of British Columbia), Elena Barabantseva (The University of Manchester), Natalia Ryzhova (Far Eastern Federal University), Yang Cheng (East China Normal University) etc. Pre-registration is necessary to join the symposium. You can register yourself (name, affiliation and E-mail address) from here.
The final version of the symposium program can be downloaded fom here.
Time & Date: December 17 (13:20-17:30) & 18 (10:20-16:30)
Venue: International Conference Room (2nd Floor), Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Day 1 (December 17) (The Kyushu Economic Research Center's 70th Anniversary Event)
13:20-13:30 Opening Remarks
13:30-14:00 Keynote Speech by Yong-Chool HA
14:10-15:50 Session 1: "Promoting Asia and Kyushu in Shifting Global Geopolitics"
Presenters: T. J. Pempel, Paul Evans & Hiroyuki Okamoto (Kyushu Economic Research Center)
Discussant: Beom-Shik Shin (Seoul National University) &
Sergey Sevastyanov (Far Eastern Federal University)
Chair: Akihiro Iwashita (Kyushu University)
16:00-17:30 Session 2: "Integration, Population and Gender in Northeast & Southeast Asia
Presenters: Elena Barabantseva, Hisako Shimono (University of Kitakyushu) &
Erbiao Dai (Asian Growth Research Institute)
Discussant: Reiko Ogawa (Kyushu University)
Chair: Keiko Tamura-Tsuji (University of Kitakyushu)
Day 2 (December 18)
10:20-12:10 Session 3: "Sino-Russian Dynamics: The Fault-line of Northeast Asian Competitive Cooperation"
Presenters: Chisako Masuo (Kyushu University), Martin Kaczmarski (SRC),
Norio Horie (Toyama University) & Yang Cheng
Discussant/Chair: David Wolff (SRC)
13:15-14:45 Session 4: "Migration Policy and the Movement of Peoples in the Russian Far East"
Presenters: Natalia Ryzhova, Igor Saveliev (Nagoya University) & Naoki Amano (Yamagata University)
Discussant/Chair: Hiroki Oka (Tohoku University)
15:00-16:30 Session 5: "Theorizing Northeast Asia: Power, Interests and Ideology"
Presenters: Evan Resnick (Nanyang Technological University), Seung-Joo Lee (Chung-Ang University) &
Yasuhiro Izumikawa (Chuo University)
Discussant: Akitoshi Miyashita (Tokyo International University)
Hosted by NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University; The Kyushu Economic Research Center (Dec 17 only)
Co-organized by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University; University of Kitakyushu
In cooperation with: Asian Growth Research Institute; NIHU Area Studies Project for North East Asia, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University; Japan International Border Studies Network (JIBSN); West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association; City of Kitakyushu
Contact: northeast[at]src-hokudai-ac.jp ([at] should be @)
Date: February 5, 2017
Venue:Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza
(2-16-23 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 814-0002 Japan)
13:40 - 15:10 Session 1: Political Geography & International Relations
15:20 - 18:00 Session 2: Russian Foreign Relations in Northeast Asia
|Organized by||Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
With the Cooperation of Association for Borderland Studies Japan Chapter
|Contact||CAFS (Akihiro Iwashita) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|