British Association for Japanese Studies Conference 2018

5-7 September 2018
University of Sheffield, UK

Student poster session - Call for papers

The BAJS conference committee would like to invite submissions for a Student Poster Session during our annual conference organised at the University of Sheffield, UK, 5-7 September 2018. The session will be open for students at all levels of study and is a great opportunity to showcase student research across the UK. We encourage submissions to follow the conference theme Crisis? What crisis? Continuity, and change in Japan, but will be delighted to receive submissions from students conducting research on all fields from history to media through to economics and law related to Japan.

The poster session will take place on the second day of the conference (Thursday 6th September) . Posters will be displayed in the conference catering and exhibition areas, and presenters will need to be on hand to talk about their research and answer questions from individuals and small groups during the morning refreshment break and lunch.

The posters will be judged by a panel consisting of the conference plenary speakers, Professor Gennifer Weisenfeld and Professor Mōri Yoshitaka, and Professor Hugo Dobson, Head of the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield. 

Winners will be awarded a cash prize at the end of the session:

PhD student poster £150
MA Student poster £100
UG Student poster £50

Submission and Registration

Submissions should include student's name and institutional affiliation, level of study, field of study, title of their poster, maximum 150 word abstract of their research (including research theme, methods and findings), and contact details. Please also indicate if you would like to apply for a bursary. For any questions about the session and to send your submission, contact Anna Vainio on

Submission deadline is 30th June 2018.

The Poster session registration fee is £45 for the day. This will enable students to enjoy the full conference programme on Thursday, including panels, films, and refreshments. We are able to offer a limited number of bursaries (up to £50/person) to poster presenters to attend the conference that can be flexibly used to cover travel costs, conference fees, or printing costs.

Payment of the Poster Session registration fee must be made in advance to the University of Sheffield's online store. please select the student poster presenter day rate listed under package options.

For more information on the Annual BAJS conference, please visit the conference website