The Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies (NAJAKS) has held conferences and workshops of scholars in the Humanities and Social sciences since 1988. The conferences which normally are held every three year tend to cover a wide range of subjects, wishing to reflect the variety and breadth of Japanese and Korean studies in the Nordic countries.

Call for papers

We hereby invite proposals for panels and individual papers by established scholars, PhD and Masters students as well as other researchers for the 10th NAJAKS conference to be held at Stockholm University, August 17-19, 2016. It is assumed that panels and individual presentations will be in English. A panel is expected to consist of four participants (4 speakers = 120 min.). The panel organizer is free to include a separate discussant and/or chair. In case, the panel chooses a separate discussant, he/she may also act as a presenter for another panel.

Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words per individual paper) and a bio-blurb (max. 100 words) in the form of an e-mail attachment (word file or pdf) to:

Please indicate your preferred section:

  1. Linguistics, Language Teaching and Translation
  2. Arts and Media
  3. Literature (pre-modern and modern)
  4. History
  5. Philosophy, History of Thought, and Religion
  6. Political Science and International Relations
  7. Sociology and Cultural Anthropology

The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2016.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of referees. Preference will be given to proposals which interrelate aspects of Japanese and Korean studies. Those selected will be notified by March 31, 2016.

Key note speakers

Besides individual paper presentations and panel discussions, the NAJAKS Organizing Committee will select three prominent Keynote Speakers from an array of fields across Japanese and Korean Studies. The conference will also include a round-table to discuss possibilities for closer collaboration within the NAJAKS.

A selection of presented papers and the keynote speeches will be published after the conference.


The conference venue is: Stockholm University, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Kräftriket 4 A/B, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.

Fees and accomodation

There will be no conference fee and no subsidy for travel expenses (incl. accommodation) either. However, the NAJAKS Organizing Committee has reserved a limited amount of hotel rooms and it will gladly introduce reasonable places to stay. Lunch and dinner during the conference will be provided.

For more information please visit the NAJAKS website: or send an email to the above addresses.

The Organizing Committee of NAJAKS 2016
Sonja Häussler, Gunnar Linder, Gabriel Jonsson, and Jaqueline Berndt 
(Stockholm University)