FW: FREEMAN INSTITUTE FOR INFUSING JAPAN STUDIES
- FREEMAN INSTITUTE FOR INFUSING JAPAN STUDIES INTO THE UNDERGRADUATE
CURRICULUM HONOLULU, HAWAII: MAY 21 - JUNE 9, 2006
The Japan Studies Association, with a generous grant from the Freeman
Foundation, will conduct a 3 week intensive workshop on Japan for faculty
and administrators from two and four-year colleges and universities. The
workshop is for individuals who have little or no prior academic background
on Japan and who wish to begin incorporating Japan Studies into their
courses. The program is open to faculty in the humanities, social sciences,
business or education. Administrators and librarians are also eligible to
The workshop will cover a wide variety of topics relating to Japan,
including history, politics, literature, business, and the arts. Its primary
purpose is to introduce faculty/administrators into all aspects of Japanese
society so that they can return to their institutions and begin
incorporating Japan Studies into their courses.
The workshop will have multiple instructors, primarily drawn from the
University of Hawaii, but also including noted scholars from other
The workshop will be held at Tokai University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tokai is
located about a ten- minute walk from Waikiki. Participants will be expected
to arrive at Tokai on Sunday, May 21st by 6:00 PM for opening ceremonies.
The obligatory closing banquet is Friday evening, June 9th 2006. One must
check out of Tokai by Sunday, June 11th, unless other arrangements are made
with the Tokai staff. Due to the intensive nature of the program,
participants are not allowed to bring spouses or domestic partners.
There will be only 20 participants selected for the Freeman Fellowships.
Each participant will receive up to $600 to cover roundtrip airfare to
Single rooms, some meals and a stipend will be provided.
Each college or university is required to pay a $500 Program Fee for its
participant. This fee must be paid by May 1st.
Completed applications are due electronically by February 1st. Successful
candidates will be notified by February 15th.
Application forms and a sample schedule may be found at the JSA website:
If you have any questions address them to Dr. Joseph L. Overton, President
of the JSA at <overton@...>.
The content of this electronic communication is intended only for the person or persons to whom it is addressed and may contain sensitive, confidential or privileged information. The dissemination, retransmission or use of any information by any person other than the intended recipient or recipients is strictly prohibited. This item has been scanned for virus and malware infection and is free from known infections.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]