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Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage 2018

The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School programme in Japan. Participants will spend the whole period with undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo and learn together about Japanese culture and history.

The programme will run from Saturday 8th September to Saturday 22nd September 2018.

The first week of the programme from the 8th to 14th September will be based at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo in the central part of Tokyo, involving lectures, group work and visits to historical sites and museums. This will be followed by a week in Hokkaido. The Hokkaido portion of the programme will include lectures, visits to museums and heritage sites, and archaeological excavation at the Tokoro settlement dating to the Satsumon period (cir. 11th centuries CE) which has been the focus of a long-term research project at the Department of Archaeology of the University of Tokyo. The programme will be led by lecturers at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo.

The costs of the stay in Japan including accommodation, meals and internal travels will be covered by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo. Successful applicants will be responsible to pay for their own international travel costs to and from Tokyo as well as international travel insurance (to be arranged by themselves). The entire programme will be taught in English. No Japanese language or previous experience of Japan is required, although having some basic command of Japanese would make the application stronger. Participants will be asked to submit an essay on their experience upon conclusion of the programme; this essay will be published online subsequently. The programme cannot accommodate dietary requests (although some effort will be made).

Five students will be selected to join this programme with five undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo. Those who have been selected are expected to participate in the whole programme.

Applicants should send a short statement of interest (up to 500 words) including why they would like to take part in this programme and a one-page CV to the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at sumprotokyo2018@gmail.com by 11th May 2018.

The selection panel at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures will select the successful applicants, who will be notified in mid-May.

Queries should be addressed to sumprotokyo2018@gmail.com

Wednesday 2nd May 2018: 5pm 

Lawrence Stenhouse Building (LSB) 0.113 

CJS Research Seminar 

The Political Use of Poetic Landscapes in the Edo Period 

Timon Screech, Profesor of History of Art, Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts, SOAS, University of London  

 

Saturday 30th June 2018: 

The University of East Anglia 

Angela Carter and Japan 

Dr Charlotte Crofts, Associate Professor of Filmmaking, University of the West of England