October 2022 Message from the Acting Director

The summer months have firmly come to an end here in the UK, and with the autumnal weather rolling in, the new academic year and new projects and initiatives that it brings make for an exciting start of the autumn. This year, two major archaeology projects made our colleagues spend a lot of time outdoors, […]

Report on the talk ‘U.K. Anime and Manga Fanzines 1985-2000’

The September Third Thursday Lecture, taking place on 15th September 2022, was by independent manga and anime scholar Helen McCarthy (author of many books including The Anime Encyclopedia). The talk was introduced by Dr. Matsuba Ryoko and opening remarks were made by Dr. Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, to welcome the attendees back to the first talk of the […]

Circles of Stone: A Report

Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan opened at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre on 30th September. The exhibition presents materials from stone circles in the Japanese archipelago dating to the later part of the Jomon period, overlapping in age with Stonehenge, including sites that were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage in 2021. It asks what […]