総括役所長及び考古・文化遺産学センター長

サイモン・ケイナー

サイモン・ケイナー(ケンブリッジ大学修士、2004年ケンブリッジ大学博士号を取得)はセインズベリー日本藝術研究所の統括役所長及び考古・文化遺産学センター長を務めると同時に、イースト・アングリア大学日本学センター長にも就任。専攻は日本の先史時代考古学 。2005年よりロンドン古物協会のフェローを務め、東アジア・ヨーロッパ考古学の様々な局面について教鞭をとり、著書も多数ある。日本、英国をはじめ世界中で考古学調査を行う一方、英国の考古遺産の管理業務に携わった行政経験もあり。近著には、大英博物館で開催された画期的な土偶展の図録「The Power of Dogu: ceramic figures from ancient Japan (土偶の力:古代日本の陶像)」(2009年)。その他、小林達雄國學院大学名誉教授の著書をもとに「Jomon Reflections: Forager Life and Culture in the Prehistoric Japanese Archipelago (縄文時代の考察:日本列島における先史時代の狩猟採集の生活と文化)」(2005年)を中村大氏とともに編集。さらに、2012年には同人の編集による「The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: case studies from Japan and Europe(中世都市考古学:日本とヨーロッパにおけるケース・スタディ)」が出版予定。

ケイナーは同時に大英博物館アジア部門日本課研究員を務めている。

 

Interview with Simon Kaner

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Simon Kaner MA Cantab, PhD (2004) is Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute. He is an archaeologist specialising in the prehistory of Japan.

A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London since 2005, he has taught and published on many aspects of East Asian and European archaeology. He has undertaken archaeological research in Japan, the UK and elsewhere and worked for several years in archaeological heritage management in the UK. His recent publications include The Power of Dogu: ceramic figures from ancient Japan (2009), which accompanied a major exhibition at the British Museum. Other works include Jomon Reflections: Forager Life and Culture in the Prehistoric Japanese Archipelago by Kobayashi Tatsuo (2005), which he adapted and edited with Nakamura Oki. He is also currently completing an edited volume The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: case studies from Japan and Europe, to be published in 2011.

Simon is also Research Fellow in the Japanese Section, Department of Asia, The British Museum

Research interests include: Japanese prehistory and the history of archaeology in Japan; the urban historic environment in Japan in comparative perspective; Japanese cultural heritage and the international role of Japanese heritage management. He is director of the Shinano River project, investigating the development of historic landscapes along the longest river system in the Japanese archipelago, and is beginning a new project on the archaeology of the Kofun period in Japan and its connections with East Asia.