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    DIJ Method Talks

    May 26, 2021 – ongoing

    Organization: Nora Kottmann

    This lecture series is part of our research focus Area Studies: Methodological Approaches. Researchers from all disciplines of the social sciences give talks on methods and methodological questions regarding their research on, in and beyond Japan – or Japan in a global or transnational context. They discuss ‘classic’ methodological approaches and questions as well as new approaches, challenges and trends. Topics that will be addressed include: doing qualitative research in times of social distancing, mixed methods research, gender sensitive methods/research, the impact of the digital transformation on methods, research in times of increasingly competitive university/academic labor conditions, methods in inter- or transdisciplinary research etc.

    Join us to discuss these and further issues with internationally established scholars!

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most events are held online until further notice.

    The DIJ Method Talks are part of the DIJ Social Science Study Group, a forum for scholars conducting research on contemporary Japan. Meetings are held once a month and are open to speakers from all disciplines of the social sciences. The event is open to all.


    November 19, 2021
    Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Thomas Ash: ‘Ushiku’

    July 21, 2021
    Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Surveys in Japan: Methods and Epistemologies

    Daiki Hiramori, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
    Saori Kamano, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo
    (in cooperation with Laura Dales, University of Western Australia)

    June 17, 2021
    Worshipping the Kami at a Distance: World-Wide Shinto and the Global Pandemic

    Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

    May 26, 2021
    Mental mapping: Rediscovering and reframing a geographical method for mobility patterns

    Sakura Yamamura, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity