Call for Papers

The 14th annual meeting of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation

The Association for Studies of Culture and Representation (ASCR) will hold its 14th annual meeting on 23 November 2019 at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Ōokayama). If you plan to read a paper, please follow the guideline below and send your proposal to the Program Committee. We invite members to submit proposals for presentations.

The Association, founded in 2006, is an organization dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary studies of the humanities. Centring on the concept of representation, we cover a wide variety of fields that have largely been neglected by conventional academia. We also encourage communication between creators and academics.


1. Qualifications
The speaker must be an ASCR member.

2. Restrictions
We welcome a wide range of papers in the field of culture and representation. Papers already presented or published elsewhere are not accepted. Each paper will be allotted 25 minutes.

3. Proposals
Please download form_14E.doc and fill in all the boxes. Applicants must submit papers in attachment form via e-mail to kikaku@repre.orgby no later 10 September. Please title the e-mail “Proposal for the 14th Annual Meeting” and rename the file as “your surname.doc” (e.g. suzuki.doc). The form requires the following information:

- Speaker’s name, affiliation, position and e-mail address
- Paper title
- Paper abstract (200 words or less)
- Speaker’s previous papers and presentations on this topic (if any)
- Information on the AV equipment to be used (please bring your own computer for the presentation; Mac users need to bring the proper connector)

4. Proposal Deadline
Tuesday 10 September 2019

5. Selection
The Program Committee will review the proposals. Papers with diversity in subject matter, methodology or the participants’ background will be merited. Results will be sent by e-mail to every proposer by late September.

6. Language
Both Japanese and English are acceptable for the proposal form and panel sessions. If you present a paper in Japanese Sign Language, please contact the Program Committee in advance.

7. Equipment
A projector and screen are available. Please bring your own computer for the presentation (Mac users need to bring the proper connector).

8. Contact

Program Committee
Association for Studies of Culture and Representation
c/o Representation and Culture Course
Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
University of Tokyo
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku
153-8902 Tokyo

9. Membership Fees
The Association enrolment fee is 1,000 yen. The annual membership fee is 10,000 yen for members and 5,000 yen for student members or category B members (members over 75 years old, part-time lecturers and unemployed researchers). For details, please visit

10. Travel Grants
Travel grants will be available for student members and category B members. Please contact

11. Childcare
Childcare grants will be available for members who require childcare during the conference. Please contact

12. Accessibility
If you present a paper in Japanese Sign Language and need sign language interpretation, contact the Program Committee.