Imagined Futures in Japan and Beyond

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[Deadline: 2024/06/15] The DIJ (Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien; German Institute for Japanese Studies), in collaboration with the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) Tokyo, is organizing an interdisciplinary workshop delving into both fictional and nonfictional portrayals of Japan’s technological future. These visions will be juxtaposed with those from other cultures and analyzed through the lens of “narrative” and “sociotechnical imaginary” theoretical frameworks.

Scholars whose research aligns with the thematic scope of the workshop are invited to send their abstracts (500 words maximum) for their planned presentations (in English) via E-Mail to until June 15, 2024. The presented papers and the discussion results are planned to be published as an edited volume.

The organizers welcome paper proposals by scholars from different career stages (including PhD students) and from a variety of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.

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Published on: May 7, 2024