October 2021 Message from the Executive Director

We were delighted to welcome many friends back to the Cathedral Hostry for our first in-person Third Thursday Lecture last month (read a report of the talk by Dr Maumita Banerjee, one of our new Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Fellows here), as we adjust to the further relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions. We will be continuing […]

Report on the talk “The evolution of craftspersonship on Amami Ōshima island, southern Japan”

On 16th September, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) welcomed Dr. Charlotte Linton after an eighteen month long break because of COVID-19 restrictions, to give an in-person lecture on the craftspersonship in Amami (South Japan). The talk was based on her year-long ethnographic fieldwork in Amami. Her background in […]

Conference report: European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists is one of the largest gatherings of archaeologists in the world. This year’s event which took place between 6-11 of September,online only, was to have been based in Kiel. Over 2,400 people attended the conference, taking part in 236 sessions with 2,500 contributions and eight keynote […]

Conference Report on the European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists

EAJRS (the European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists) is an organisation of mainly librarians, working in Japanese Studies libraries in Europe. (For more information on EAJRS, please refer to the EAJRS website). Every September, EAJRS organises an annual conference that is held in a European city. Unfortunately, last year’s conference was cancelled due to the […]

Symposium Report on 16th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies

EAJS Conference, 24-28 August 2021 “How have you been in this pandemic?” So, the historical sociologist Professor Oguma Eiji of the Keio University opened the keynote lecture at this year’s EAJS at the end of August. The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) is the largest association of scholars and researchers from around the world, […]