Lecturer, Hiroshima University of Economics
Werner Steinhaus studied Japanese archaeology at Osaka University Graduate School under the supervision of Professor Tsude Hiroshi from 1992 to 1996 after finishing his Magister Artium (M.A.) in modern, medieval history, prehistoric and early historic archaeology at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany. He received a doctoral scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship, Monbukagakusho; German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) to research mainly about the Kofun period. During his time in Osaka he developed an archaeological exhibition project ‘Die Zeit der Morgenröte (The time of dawn)’, until now the biggest exhibition about Japanese archaeology outside Japan with 1600 objects, which were shown in the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany and the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall in Berlin in 2004 and 2005. He was the head of the scientific staff, the project manager, the German-Japanese coordinator as well as the editor of the two exhibition volumes. Thereafter, he published a dictionary of Japanese archaeological terms (Japanese-German) in 2010. At the Sainsbury Institute he is going to develop new projects, concerning the internationalisation of Japanese archaeology. Projects in cooperation with the Sainsbury Institute include a new multilingual dictionary of Japanese archaeological terms in an online version and an English textbook on Japanese archaeology.