February 2020 Message from the Executive Director

February is the month of the festival of setsubun (the day before the beginning of spring, 3rd February) in Japan: casting out disease-bringing demons through scattering beans and welcoming in good luck for the year (so especially apposite this year). At the Sainsbury Institute, it is when we welcome students from the University of Tokyo (Todai), Japan’s No. […]

‘Ethics in Digital Heritage’ – a conference report from Dr Matsuba Ryoko

The Ethics in Digital Heritage conference took place on 11 January 2020, Science Building, University of East Anglia. Conference programme available here Digital archiving, digital publication and digital communication are now established in a wide range of institutions and organisations. The conference ‘Ethics in Digital Heritage’ brought together leading scholars from archaeology, museum studies, law, big […]

Launch of the new MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies

On January 23, 2020, Sainsbury Institute together with UEA’s Centre of Japanese Studies and the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities launched a new Master’s Programme in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies. Organised as an information session to introduce the new course to the UEA’s students, this event brought together lecturers from different schools at UEA specialising in […]