Oliver is joined by Sophie Richard, art historian, museum specialist and acclaimed writer, as we explore art museums in Japan of every variety. From her training at École du Louvre, Sophie has visited museums across the archipelago, broadening her understanding of what a museum can be and inspiring her to write a book on capturing this for the non-Japanese speaking art lover.
Tag Archives: Cultural Heritage
[S2E28] 🐫 On the Silk Road(s) with Prof Susan Whitfield
Oliver is joined by Susan Whitfield, Professor in Silk Road Studies at the Sainsbury Institute, to gain a new perspective on the mass of historic maritime and land-based routes known as the Silk Roads. Susan gives us a taste of the material and cultural impact of the enormous trade network stretching to the ends of Europe, Africa and Asia from the 2nd Century BCE, as well as highlighting the role of Japan and China in establishing the network as World Heritage.
Online Summer Programme 2022: Applications Now Open!
The Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures are pleased to invite applications for the 2022 TIFO Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies, running from Monday 1st to Friday 12th August 2022.
[S2E27] 🗺️ Maps & Imagined Travel with Dr Sonia Favi
Oliver is joined by Dr Sonia Favi, researcher at the University of Turin, to discuss the history of imagined travel. Sonia’s digital exhibition, ‘Travels in Tokugawa Japan (1603-1868): A Virtual Journey’, explores how late-Edo period maps indulged the imagination of those unable to journey across the country, something all too familiar in the wake of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Dunhuang Forgeries and Recent Silk Roads Research Symposium
Watch the Kyoto National Museum’s International Symposium “Dunhuang Forgeries and Recent Silk Roads Research” on YouTube in English, Japanese and Chinese.
[S2E23] 👩🎨 Global Crafts: Woodblock Prints with Wuon-Gean Ho
This week Oliver is joined by Wuon-Gean Ho, printmaker and research associate at the University of West England’s Centre for Print Research, to discuss the place of mokuhanga, or woodblock printmaking, in the global spread of traditional crafts.
[CJS Research Webinar] Museums of themselves: disaster, heritage, and the future of northeastern Japan with Dr Andrew Littlejohn
Watch our webinar with Dr Andrew Littlejohn who discusses how to live sustainably in a world damaged by both intensifying hazards and their mitigating technologies.
[S2E7] 👘 Dorozome Textiles: Traditional Crafts Today with Dr Charlotte Linton
This week we are joined by Dr Charlotte Linton, Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Research Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute, to discuss dorozome (泥染め) textiles and traditional crafts today.
[S2E2] 👐 Power Spots with Prof Caleb Carter
This week we are joined by Caleb Carter, Assistant Professor of Japanese Religions and Buddhist Studies at Kyushu University, to discuss power spots, or pawā-supotto as they are known in Japan.
[S2E1] 👂 Reinterpreting Difficult Heritage: Mimizuka, “Hill of Ears” with Oliver Moxham
Welcome back to the second series of Beyond Japan! This week the tables are turned as Professor Simon Kaner, Director of the Sainsbury Institute, interviews host Oliver Moxham on the topic of his recently completed master’s thesis, Reinterpreting Difficult Heritage.
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