Second Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series (2014)

Euro-Japanese Archaeological Exchanges
from the 19th Century to Today

Saturday | 25 October 2014 | 1.30-4pm
(Doors open at 13:00; with simultaneous translation)
Venue: Tokyo National Museum, Heiseikan Auditorium, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

This series bring senior scholars from Europe and Japan together to explore how scholarly and artistic inspirations of Japan and Europe influenced each other since the 19th century to the present day.

Watch the Second Ishibashi Foundation Lecture (2014)


Part 1 – Lecture 1
What the Foreign Specialist William Gowland Saw in the Burial Mounds
Simon Kaner
Head, Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute


Part 1 – Lecture 2
Molecular Archaeology: Investigating Diet, Food and Cuisine from Stonehenge to the Jōmon?
Oliver Craig
BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, University of York


Part 2 – Discussion
Moderator: Shirai Katsuya, Chief Curator of Archaeology, Curatorial Research Department, Tokyo National Museum

Programme

Lecture 1 | 1.30-2.10pm
What the Foreign Specialist William Gowland Saw in the Burial Mounds
Simon Kaner
Head, Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute

Abstract

Lecture 2 | 2.10-2.50pm
Molecular Archaeology: Investigating Diet, Food and Cuisine from Stonehenge to the Jōmon?
Oliver Craig
BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, University of York

Abstract

Panel Discussion ‘Euro-Japanese archaeological exchanges’ | 3.00-4.00pm
Moderator: Shirai Katsuya, Chief Curator of Archaeology, Curatorial Research Department, Tokyo National Museum

About the Lecture Series

The Sainsbury Institute is delighted to present the Second Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series in Tokyo this October, sponsored by the Ishibashi Foundation and co-organised by Tokyo National Museum. Senior scholars from Europe will share their research with the Japanese audience and illustrate the current status of Japanese archaeology and cultural heritage studies in Europe and also how Japanese art and antiquities are studied and displayed in European museums. Lectures will be given in English and simultaneously translated into Japanese. This Lecture Series aim to offer new perspectives in the studies of Japanese arts and cultures and contribute to the promotion of scholarly and artistic exchange between Europe and Japan.

Information

Admission to the event is free. Please note that a ticket is required to enter the museum on the day. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (250 places available).

For more information, contact:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1603-597510 | Fax: +44 (0)1603-625011

For other enquiries, contact:
Tokyo National Museum
Tel: 03-5777-8600 (recorded message)

Organisers
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Tokyo National Museum