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Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer

Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Cultures, and Heritage

Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, UEA Research Centre Member, Centre for Japanese Studies, UEA

Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer is Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Culture, and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, affiliated to the University of East Anglia.

She is an art historian specialising in modern Japanese art. Before joining the Sainsbury Institute in 2018, she received her Ph.D. from Heidelberg University and held postdoctoral positions at Emory University, Atlanta, GA and Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C. Her research interests include postwar art in Japan; modern calligraphy history in East Asia; transcultural studies; abstract art; and the relationship between image and language in modern Japan. She is the author of Bokujinkai: Japanese Calligraphy and the Postwar Avant-Garde (Japanese Visual Culture Series 19, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020), and currently working on her second book project on the history of calligraphy modernization in East Asia.

She is the course director of the new MA programme in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies, launched in September 2020, and teaches courses on Japanese Art History and methodology of Japanese Studies. She is available to supervise PhD and MA projects in the areas of Japanese art history, transcultural studies, global postwar art, and relationship between image and text, among others.

Email: E.Bogdanova-Kummer@uea.ac.uk , e.bogdanova-kummer@sainsbury-institute.org

Selected publications

Articles

Books

  • 2020: Bokujinkai: Japanese Calligraphy and the Postwar Avant-Garde (Japanese Visual Culture Series 19, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2020)

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