【24-25 September, 2022】 Call for Application: The 15th Next-Generation Global Workshop
The Next-Generation Global Workshop (NGGW) has been held annually since 2008 to allow early-career scholars to present their research in English and obtain feedback from an international audience. It has proved to be a pleasant and effective opportunity for capacity building through mentorship provided by the professors of participating universities around the world. It has also served as an invaluable opportunity for participants to learn from each other and deepen their understanding of various social phenomena in the world, particularly in Asia. Ultimately, the NGGW has provided a forum for scholars of different generations and from various regions to build a common academic foundation by redefining Asia in a global context.
The spread of COVID-19 has been shown nationally and internationally to have a particularly strong impact on women. Because of this “pandemic of intimacy,” the impact on women, who often play the crucial role in caretaking for others both in unpaid roles at home and in paid positions in the labor market, has been particularly significant. This observation has also proven that the value of care as a life-supporting activity is not appropriately valued in society. Society operates without adequate consideration of the time and effort needed for this activity. The strain of this problem is not attributable to the spread of COVID-19; however, the pandemic has magnified and visualized the burden of care. This problem is not merely a social problem but also a cultural and academic one in that it makes care invisible and treated unjustly. Making care visible and sustainable is a challenge for post–COVID-19 society.
Possible areas and themes for application include policy, welfare, migration, gender, childcare, care work, housework, food, medicine, ethics, philosophy, history, subculture, literature, film, and art. Note that we will accept themes covering as wide a range as possible to ensure opportunities for young scholars to participate. We look forward to your applications.
Please refer to the following link for more information.
The 15th Next-Generation Global Workshop
24-25 September, 2022
The workshop will be held online. (Zoom)
Organizing Committee of the Next-Generation Global Workshop, KUASU
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
E-mail: kuasu.nextgeneration[at]bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp (please replace [at] with @)