The Past and Present of Australian Studies from Japanese Perspectives
Sector: Education and Australian Studies
Country location: Japan
Grantee: Australian Studies Association of Japan
The Australian Studies Association of Japan (ASAJ) was established in 1989 and is comprised of dedicated Japanese academics who organise a bilingual annual Australian Studies conference on contemporary issues of interest to both Australians and Japanese.
This year's conference will include two sessions at the University of Tsukuba on 9-10 June 2018. The ï¬rst session "Economic Geography of Contemporary Australia" will analyse the recent trends in Australian demography and logistics. With a group of Japanese geographers, ASAJ will invite Professor Emeritus Kevin O'Connor from the University of Melbourne as a guest speaker. The second session "Reconsidering 1988: Indigenous Aï¬airs since the Bicentenary" will mark the 30th anniversary of Australia's bicentenary.
To reï¬ect on the history and historiography of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationship, ASAJ will organise a panel of six Japanese leading scholars from the ï¬elds of history, anthropology and art: Sachiko Kubota (Kobe University), Ritsuko Kurita (Hiroshima University), Takao Fujikawa (Osaka University), Hiroshi Tsuda (University of Tsukuba), Megumi Kato (Meisei University) and Tomoko Ichitani (Seinan Gakuin University).
- Announcement of the project in the ASAJ Newsletter, 01 May 2018
- Conference, University of Tsukuba, 09 to 10 June2018
Social media: Facebook: Australian Studies Association of Japan
Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $25,000.00 with no GST in addition
Total project value: $37,841.00