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  • [CLOSED] Job Vacancy: Office Assistant at Sainsbury Institute

    [CLOSED] Job Vacancy: Office Assistant at Sainsbury Institute

    Applications are invited for the above post, which will be based in the Sainsbury Institute’s offices in the Cathedral Close, Norwich. You will work side-by-side with the Office Coordinator, ensuring smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the Sainsbury Institute office including the provision of clerical and secretarial support for the Institute’s senior management. Other key…

  • Call for Applications: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2024-25

    Call for Applications: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2024-25

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    We are now inviting applications for the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2024-25. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The positions are available to academics who have received a PhD in any area of Japanese culture. Preference will be given to Early…

  • Tobunken Lecture

    Tobunken Lecture

    We are pleased to announce the event in our new partnership with Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tobunken). On Thursday 16th November, a lecture titled: The activities of Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and its research on rakanzu (Arhat painting) will be held at The Sainsbury Centre, UEA. You can find…

  • Research Assistantship for Digitisation of UK Japanese Collections, funded by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture

    Research Assistantship for Digitisation of UK Japanese Collections, funded by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture

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    The project titled ‘Re-thinking Japonisme: Digitisation of the V&A’s collection of Japanese illustrated books and researching its formation in the late 19th century’, funded by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), is offering two positions at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Each position is for a duration of one…

  • Research Assistantship for Digitisation of UK Japanese Collections, funded by Ishibashi Foundation

    Research Assistantship for Digitisation of UK Japanese Collections, funded by Ishibashi Foundation

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    Since June 2022, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures has launched the innovative ‘Ishibashi Foundation Digital Futures’ initiative. This initiative, generously supported by the Ishibashi Foundation, aims to establish pioneering digital platforms that forge connections between students, early career researchers, curators, and established specialists, granting them access to Japanese art…

  • The Agony of Okinawa: Mao Ishikawa’s “The Great Photographic Scroll of the Ryūkyū” – Q&A with Dr Ayelet Zohar

    The Agony of Okinawa: Mao Ishikawa’s “The Great Photographic Scroll of the Ryūkyū” – Q&A with Dr Ayelet Zohar

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    The Sainsbury Institute was delighted to welcome Dr Ayelet Zohar, President of the Japan Art History Foundation (JAHF), current visiting scholar at the Sainsbury Institute, and Senior Lecturer at the Art History Department, Tel Aviv University, to give our 250th Third Thursday Lecture. Focussing on the work of Okinawan photographer Mao Ishikawa, the talk explored…

  • Jews in Japan during the Asia Pacific War (1941)

    Jews in Japan during the Asia Pacific War (1941)

    To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, we are publishing a special article written by Dr Ayelet Zohar, Senior Lecturer, Art History Dept., Tel Aviv University, who is currently an Academic Visitor at the Sainsbury Institute. The special story of Sugihara Chiune (杉原千畝) and his dedication to Jewish refugees, allowing them to travel to Japan on…

  • Online Jomon Matsuri: Winter Solstice 2022

    Online Jomon Matsuri: Winter Solstice 2022

    Professor Simon Kaner will be spending the Winter Solstice (morning of 22 December) at Stonehenge, checking in on our exhibition at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. We will be posting live from the stone circle. We are currently finalising plans for associated activities in the New Year. Watch this space! To mark the Solstice, we invite…

  • [Closed] Call for Applications: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2023-24

    [Closed] Call for Applications: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2023-24

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    We are now inviting applications for the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2023-24. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The positions are available to academics who have received a PhD in any area of Japanese culture. Preference will be given to Early…

  • U.K. Anime and Manga Fanzines 1985-2000: Q&A with Helen McCarthy

    U.K. Anime and Manga Fanzines 1985-2000: Q&A with Helen McCarthy

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    Following her fascinating talk for our September Third Thursday Lecture, Helen McCarthy, independent scholar and author, answered some questions sent in by attendees. ANSWERED LIVE Q: Did UK fan zines have any contact with fan zines in other countries, sharing their zines & maybe anime tapes? A: That’s a great question. In fact, we had…

  • [Closed] Call for Ishibashi Foundation Digital Futures Scholars: Archives of Postwar Japanese Art in Europe

    [Closed] Call for Ishibashi Foundation Digital Futures Scholars: Archives of Postwar Japanese Art in Europe

    The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures together with the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia launches a new initiative in digital Japanese arts. Building on the successes of our previous Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowships and Online Summer Programmes in Japanese Arts and Cultures, this initiative will…

  • [Closed] Job Vacancy: Ishibashi Foundation Digital Project Officer at Sainsbury Institute

    [Closed] Job Vacancy: Ishibashi Foundation Digital Project Officer at Sainsbury Institute

    Applications are invited for the above post, which will be based in the Sainsbury Institute’s offices in the Cathedral Close, Norwich. You will undertake a variety of digital tasks across a range of Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) projects and initiatives contributing to the Institute’s Digital Japan strand of…