Apply to take part in Sainsbury Institute – University of Tokyo Faculty of Letters Winter Programme

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, in association with the Faculty of Letters at the University of Tokyo, invites applications from undergraduates in any discipline for the 5th Winter Programme in British Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (5-14 February 2020 inclusive). This year our focus is on the prehistoric sites and landscapes associated with the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage site, and will include special access to sites, museums and heritage organisations, and lectures by a range of distinguished specialists. In 2020, the Winter Programme forms part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture, and is the precursor to a year of Japan-related activities at the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, and the Stonehenge World Heritage Visitor Centre.

Accommodation, food, entry to sites and museums, return transport from London to Salisbury and travel during the programme are all provided at no cost to the participants. Successful applicants will be expected to join the whole programme, and to engage fully with the students and staff from the University of Tokyo. This year the programme will be led by Professor Simon Kaner and Dr Andy Hutcheson from the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Applications, comprising a one page CV and a 300 word statement on how you would benefit from participating in the programme should be emailed to [email protected] (with Winter Programme Application in the subject box) to arrive by 12:00 midday on Monday 16 December. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20 December.

Reports on previous Winter Programmes are available here. Participants will be responsible for providing their own appropriate outdoor clothing.