Call for papers


Due to an accumulation of adversities, the original call for papers for the JAWS workshop 2019 that will take place 15.-17. April 2019 in Aarhus (Denmark) as announced in September, did not make it out to you.

I sincerely apologize for that.


The workshop has an overall theme dedicated to

Networking and sharing

Decades of perceived accessibility to material goods and a broad range of educational and cultural possibilities led to an increased individualization and the building of personalized private spheres in many areas of Japanese society. However, the political and socio-economic developments backed by natural and human-made catastrophes during the last two decades have changed part of these individualization tendencies and led them into new and often socially charged channels. New types of networks and spaces for sharing are emerging due to an extensive use of diverse social platforms. This leads to renewed ways of interaction starting from very narrow circles of family, friends and acquaintances, extending over neighborhoods to interregional and international ones. After the Tōhoku Triple Disaster, topics related to networking, sharing and volunteering have not only gained momentum in the public discourse, in academia and in the entertainment industry but also have become the normal for many an average citizen in everyday life.


We welcome any contribution to this deliberately broad topic.

However, as has been characteristic for the JAWS workshop, everybody is also invited to send in a thematically not related abstract of your recent research for consideration.


Deadlines and notification

Please send your abstract of about 250 words directly to Anemone Platz

We have extended the deadlines.


Individual abstracts: the deadline is Wednesday, December 12.


Panel proposals: if any group has not managed to send its proposal due to deadline insecurities, please let me know and I try to find a solution.


You will receive a mail of acceptance by Monday, December 17.


If anybody needs a letter of acceptance before that date, please let me know.