28 Sep 2021
In conjunction with the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) and with support from the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), the University of Queensland will be hosting an online postgraduate workshop on the 28th of September 2021 entitled ‘Navigating Asian Studies in a Post-COVID Environment.’
Postgraduate research students in Australia have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had their research plans and careers changed or postponed due to restricted international travel and domestic lockdowns. This is particularly the case for those working in Asian Studies and Japanese Studies, who are not only facing challenges relating to COVID-19, but have also been impacted by other events including closures to library collections and a reduction in language teaching programs across several Australian universities.
This workshop aims to support postgraduate scholars substantively (considering its ongoing implications for Asian societies) and methodologically (assessing the impact on research strategies and tools). To create opportunity out of adversity, helping students by showcasing strategies and resources that will help them build skills they can take into a precarious future. Participants will hear from experts, participate in discussions, and have opportunity to collaborate and network with peers in their field of study.