Call for Papers
The 16th annual meeting of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation
The Association for Studies of Culture and Representation (ASCR) will hold its 16th annual meeting on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Kansai University (Umeda Campus). If you plan to read a paper or organize a workshop, please follow the guideline below and send your proposal to the Program Committee.
After giving careful consideration to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 as well as to providing an equal opportunity to attend the meeting while keeping every member safe, we have decided to have applicants choose to present their papers in person or online, though we still expect that workshops will be held physically if not for special reasons. Please keep in mind that we will not broadcast in-person presentations, whereas those who present papers remotely will participate in a panel virtually and their presentations will be made accessible online. Online presentations may be scheduled on Sunday, November 13, which we set up as an extra day. We invite members to submit proposals for presentations and workshops.
All the programs might be held online, depending on the spread of COVID-19.
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.
The speaker must be an ASCR member.
We welcome a wide range of papers in the field of culture and representation. However, papers previously presented or published elsewhere are not accepted. Each paper will be allotted 25 minutes. Each workshop will be allotted 2 hours.
1) Individual Papers
Please download【form_16E.docx】and fill in all the boxes. Applicants must submit papers in attachment form via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please title the e-mail “Proposal for the 16th 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)
- Equipment necessary for an in-person presentation (speakers are expected to use their own PCs, and we will announce details of available equipment as soon as conference rooms are booked)
- Presentation Format (in-person or online); we reserve Sunday, November 13 as an extra day exclusively for online presentations
We also welcome proposals for workshops that do not fall into the category of “individual papers.” Please download【form_16WSE.docx】and fill in all the boxes. Applicants must submit papers in attachment form via e-mail to email@example.com. Please title the e-mail “Proposal for the 16th Annual Meeting” and rename the file as “your surname.doc” (e.g. suzuki.doc). The form requires the following information:
- Organizer’s name, affiliation, position and e-mail address [the organizer must be an ASCR member, and other speakers are encouraged to become ASCR members, though this is not required]
- Workshop title
- Workshop abstract (200 words or less)
- Speakers’ name, affiliation, position and e-mail address
- Necessary equipment necessary (organizers and speakers are expected to use their own PCs, and we will announce details of available equipment as soon as conference rooms are booked)
Please keep in mind that workshops are expected to be held in person if not for special reasons.
4. Proposal Deadline
Saturday, September 10, 2022
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.
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 and Broadcasting
When presenting papers in-person, speakers will use their own PCs. Each conference room is equipped with a screen and a projector. Please contact the Program Committee concerning other devices. When presentation papers online, speakers will connect to the online platform the ACRC provides—we plan to use Zoom—by using their own devices.
9. Membership Fees
The Association enrollment fee is 1,000 yen. The annual membership fee is 10,000 yen for members and 5,000 yen for student members orcategory B members (members over 75 years old, part-time lecturers, or unemployed researchers). For details, please visit http://www.repre.org/association/admission/
10. Travel Grants
Student members and category B members who live in distant places (about 200 km distant from the conference venue) are eligible for travel grants, in so far as they are not recipients of JSPS KAKENHI and no funding is available at the institution(s) they belong to. If you would like to apply for our travel grant, please let us know when you submit a proposal. Each recipient will be granted 10,000 yen. For more details, please contact the Program Committee.
11. Digital Devices Grants
The ASCR will offer student members and category B members up to 5,000 yen for purchasing digital devices such as webcams, headsets, and so on. However, as the ASCR sets up an online platform like Zoom, no grant is given to buy an account on any online platform. Applicants will be reimbursed by presenting a receipt as a proof of purchase. Please let us know if you would like to apply for this grant when you submit a proposal.
Childcare grants will be available for members who need childcare during the conference. For more details, please consult the guideline for childcare grants that will be uploaded on our website soon.
If you present a paper in Japanese Sign Language and need a sign language interpreter, please contact the Program Committee. In principle, papers are to be presented orally, but if you would prefer a different presentation format, please consult the matter with the Committee.
- The Program Committee assigns each proposal to an appropriate panel.
- Speakers must satisfy the conditions as specified in the Copyright Act of Japan (Article 32 (1)) when they quote materials whose copyrights they do not own (for instance, when sharing image files and/or videos in their presentations, they must properly attribute them by providing a credit line on the same screen). If necessary, speakers are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders. If you have any questions about how to quote materials, please contact the Program Committee.