• Third Thursday Lectures
    19 January 2017 | Third Thursday Lectures

    The Shogun’s Harem: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan

    Lesley Downer

    Third Thursday Lectures bring a specialist to Norwich to deliver talks related to Japanese art and culture

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  • Osaka Archaeology

    Osaka Archaeology

    Richard Pearson

    New publication on the archaeological study of the Ōsaka region, Japan, from the about 20,000 years ago to 1868 AD.

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  • Friends event

    Masters of Japanese Photography exhibition tour by the Curator

    Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

    A special exhibition curated by Monserrat Pis Marcos at the Sainsbury Centre

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  • Illustrated Archaeology

    An Illustrated Companion to Japanese Archaeology

    Edited by Werner Steinhaus and Simon Kaner

    A comprehensive visual introduction to a wide range of sites and finds from the earliest occupation of the Japanese archipelago

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  • MA at UEA

    MA in Japanese Arts, Culture and Heritage

    New programme

    More details about this planned new MA will be available from autumn 2016. The MA itself is planned to launch in September 2018.

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  • Annual Report

    Annual Report (2014-15)

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report from 2014-15 is now available for download

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  • Publications

    New Publications

    Recent books by Sir Hugh Cortazzi,
    Richard Pearson, Nancy Broadbent Casserley, John Szostak, and others

    The Sainsbury Institute actively promotes the publication of research findings developed through our fellowship programme, co-organized exhibitions and other scholarly activities.

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  • Fellowships

    Visiting research fellows play an integral part in the research culture of the Sainsbury Institute and its partner institutions. They work on their own projects and contribute to various seminars and conferences.

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  • Research

    Research networks are at the heart of the Institute’s mission and strategy, forming the basis for our world-class projects. The Institute’s various projects draw on this international network, bringing scholars from around the world together to explore major research themes.

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  • Library

    The Lisa Sainsbury Library holds books, journals, exhibition catalogues, slides, prints, maps and other materials relating to all aspects of Japanese arts and cultures. Its basic level collections include general introductory works and key reference materials in English and Japanese.

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  • Executive Director’s Message

    A belated happy new year from Norwich. Looking back a bit, last year was yet another busy and fruitful year for the Sainsbury Institute, and we found ourselves particularly engaged towards the end.

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