APPLICATION GUIDELINE (For applicants within Japan: the second-round call only for applicants from outside Kyoto Univ.)
The 3rd Next-Generation Global Workshop Migration:Global Reconstruction of Intimate and Public Spheres
Overview of the Next-Generation Global Workshop
The purpose of the Next-Generation Global workshop is to provide scholars with an opportunity at an early point in their careers to give presentations, exchange opinions with their peers from various parts of the world, and learn how to organize an international academic workshop. We plan to hold the workshop annually for five years, and are currently approaching the third event.
This year, we aim to focus on Migration as the main theme as this has been a contested concept recently in social and human sciences. Aside from traditional notions of labor migration, the recent migration phenomena includes migration for reproductive work such as caring and domestic work to strengthen and maintain the welfare functions of family, involving household workers and marriage migrants. For the sending countries, the mainstreaming of policies encouraging emigration has been taken up within their general economic policy. As a result, the formation of transnational families in the feminization of migration has become apparent as a pressing issue in the last decade. From the viewpoint of migrants as agents, the creation of the transnational family as a survival technique has become a more conscious choice in order to avert poverty risks.
The justification of migration at both production and reproduction levels in the process of the globalization of the world economy has led to restructuring of welfare under demographic changes. There have been many micro-level transformations in the migration landscape, such as communication by webcam, NGOs to support migrants in undemocratic societies, transnational families, and surrogate mothers/children. It would be reasonable to assume that issues such as the gender division of labor, media usage, and family relationships, including matters related to sexuality, are likely to change when people move across borders. Thus migration can be considered a strong factor reconstructing both intimate and public spheres.
The Organizing Committee will arrange several sessions in accordance with the topics applicants will present. Be aware that this method of organization is different from the last year’s. For this workshop, we also welcome presentations on all topics, NOT necessarily related to migration. These will be placed in a free session if accepted. We look forward to receiving your high-quality applications.
- Schedule for the Next-Generation Global Workshop of 2010:
August 15 Application Deadline August 18 RESULT OF SCREENING DUE November 15 Deadline for Full Papers (4,000 – 7,000 words) December 11, 12 GCOE Next-generation Global Workshop December 13 International Symposium December 25 Deadline for the Final Version of Papers for the Workshop Proceedings February 2011 2 Publication of the Workshop Proceedings
- Number of Presenters: Approx. 50 presenters (10 from this second-round call)
- Venue: Graduate School of Letters Building, Kyoto University
Notes for the Next-Generation Global Workshop 2010
|(1)||This call is for those from outside Kyoto University ONLY.|
|(2)||Topics: (a) Related to Migration within the framework of intimate and public spheres; or (b) Others.|
|(3)||Number of presentations to be accepted: up to 10 persons|
|(4)||Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2010 (Japanese standard time)|
|(5)||Eligibility: Ph.D. students, Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral fellows, and those who are in similar non-permanent positions. Master course students are also welcome. Ask the Organizing Committee for details. The Committee will screen the applications by qualifications and the content of abstracts.|
|(6)||Application form: There is no application form. Just email the Organizing Committee, with a clear heading stating that you are applying for the NGWS 2010, together with the following information, at: email@example.com.
*Please write in both English and Japanese for the a) to d).
c) Title/ Position
d) Postal Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address
e) Title of presentation and an abstract (700 words in English or 1000 words in Japanese)
f) Session you prefer: either MIGRATION or FREE
|(7)||Successful applicants from outside Kyoto University are required to submit a short paper each (about 4,000 – 7,000 words in English) by November 15. Financial assistance for transportation, hotel accommodation and the like will NOT be provided.|
Contact: Organizing Committee of the Next Generation Global Workshop, Kyoto University, Japan.
Mark applications: For attention: Dr. Rajkai, GCOE Staff Representative Send your application to: ****@****