European Network of Japanese Philosophy 8th Annual Conference
"The Past in the Present"

6-8 September 2024
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia 


Registration for the conference is now open! Please make sure to register for the conference, using the link below. Registration deadline is August 31 2024 and there is no conference fee

Conference registration

Conference program 

Please find the conference program below. Kindly be noted that the conference organisers reserve the right to make changes in the program. In addition, we kindly ask you to keep in mind that the section titles are tentative. The session rooms and the names of session chairs will be added soon.

Conference program 

The First PhD Workshop of the European Network of Japanese Philosophy

The European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP) will hold the first PhD workshop in Tallinn on 5 September 2024, the day before the ENOJP conference. This first edition of the workshop will be a pilot one, but – depending on its outcomes – we are planning to organize it every year in the future. 

PhD workshop program

Any student of any nationality working in any university on a topic related to Japanese philosophy and intellectual history is eligible. Please note that the workshop will be conducted in English. Participating in the workshop, and then presenting a paper during the conference is also accepted.

The aim of the workshop is to create a cross-national network of advanced graduate students and scholars in Japanese philosophy. The workshop will be organized in an informal setting, with ample time for discussion, socializing, and networking. The scholars providing guidance and advice during the workshop will be decided once the application process is over. The workshop is free of charge for all participants.

Conference Keynote Speakers


Professor Yasuo Deguchi
(Kyoto University)


Professor Emerita Michiko Yusa
(Western Washington University)


Distinguished Professor Tõnu Viik
(Tallinn University)

Tallinn University, Estonia

Source: Estonian Convention Bureau, video link.

Tallinn University is located in the heart of Tallinn, situated between the historically rich Kadriorg district and the charming Tallinn Old Town. As such, the university campus is surrounded by picturesque locations that are a wonder to explore! If you're looking for ideas on what to do, we recommend taking a long, relaxing walk in the Kadriorg Park or along the Reidi tee promenade to enjoy the dazzling Baltic sea.

Tallinn University is located on Narva road and the university campus consists of 6 buildings that are all connected through a series of glass corridors, galleries, and walkways. The university buildings represent a unique academic blend of modern and historic elements, offering a distinctive atmosphere for all those who visit us. Thanks to its convenient location, the university campus is accessible by car, bicycle, electric scooter, public transport, or even on foot. What's more, Tallinn University is the only Estonian university that is accessible via tram, which is the greenest public transportation option. For more information on where to park your car or your bike, please visit the university website here.

Tallinn University campus is fully accessible for people with disabilities and those with challenged mobility. Read more about that under "Venue".

On behalf of the conference committee, we warmly welcome you to the conference in Tallinn and hope you will create memorable moments!

Source: Google Maps

Conference committee:

Roman Paşca (Akita University)
Leon Krings (University of Hildesheim)
Pierre Bonneels (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Raquel Bouso (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Rein Raud (Tallinn University)

Tallinn University Training and Conference Centre, conference@tlu.ee


Conference registration

For more information on the conference program, please see below.

Conference program

PhD workshop program


Registration deadline: 31 August 2024

PhD workshop: 5 September 2024
Conference: 6-8 September 2024

Contact: enojp2024@tlu.ee