The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies sponsors an annual prize of $250.00 awarded for the best University of Chicago B.A. thesis dealing with topics related to East Asia (China, Japan and Korea). Since its inception in 2009, one prize has been awarded to a paper in the area of humanities and one in the area of social sciences. Preference is provided to papers utilizing original source materials in an East Asian language. This prize is named in honor of Asada Eiji, the recipient of the first Ph.D. degree awarded by the University of Chicago in 1893.
A multi-platform social media campaign that explores the logistical making of the social and the social making of logistics, #Logistics in the Time of Covid was conceived as a digital “cabinet of curiosities,” a roving collection of artifacts, tales, and puzzles, the interactive online platform supports the sharing and discussion of meso-level research findings and enables contributors to showcase diverse audiovisual forms of representation.
The Franke Institute Governing Board recently announced the eight Franke Faculty Fellows, including CEAS faculty members, Chelsea Foxwell and Paola Iovene. Each year the Franke Institute for the Humanities awards a limited number of Faculty Residential Fellowships to members of the University of Chicago faculty who are engaged in interdisciplinary projects. In addition to receiving financial support for research expenses connected with their proposal, Fellows are also provided with administrative support including trained research assistants to aid with their projects.
How might thinking with social, environmental, and technological phenomena in Japan generate new conceptual insights for reimagining the relationship between technology, nature, and collective life? Michael Fisch pursues this question through an interdisciplinary approach that brings together sociocultural anthropology, Japan studies, media studies, and science and technology studies.