Monday 25 January, 2021
Professor Simon Kaner (Sainsbury Institute, Centre for Archaeology and Heritage)
About the Talk
This talk will introduce a new research project that aims to reassess the role of the Silk Roads in religious change in Korea and Japan, and around the North Sea, in the later first millennium, reporting in particular on a study visit to Korea and Japan in 2019 taking in the recently inscribed UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Korean kingdom of Baekje, along with the Asuka region in Japan. This is leading towards an exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia in 2024 on the theme of Nara to Norwich: art and belief at the ends of the Silk Roads 500 – 1000 CE.