EXPLORE JAPANESE ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Programme dates: 25 July - 15 August 2020
Academic leads: Prof. Simon Kaner
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Academic level: Advanced undergraduate level
The Centre for Japanese Studies invites applications to join our intensive three-week advanced undergraduate level fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage.
With the support of the Ishibashi Foundation, we offer full bursaries to all successful applicants.
Classes will take place at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in the historic centre of the city of Norwich. Taught by leading specialists in the field, this fellowship programme offers an exceptional opportunity to develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of Japanese arts and cultural heritage.
Field trips may include
You will spend week two of the programme living and learning in London, visiting museums with significant Japanese art collections including the British Museum (London) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). We’ll help you access the libraries of various London universities, including SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), so you can pursue independent research.
Field trips in weeks one and three may include the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and University of Cambridge.
You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own research at the world-renowned Lisa Sainsbury Library.
By the end of this programme participants will
- Gain knowledge about Japan’s social, political and cultural context
- Have a greater understanding of Japan’s artistic and cultural traditions
- Have an appreciation of the global significance of Japanese arts, cultures and heritage
- Use enhanced study skills, in particular the ability to present information and express ideas about materials studied in oral and written formats
- Have learnt from and built a network of useful contacts and colleagues in the same field.
The course is suited to those who are interested in Japan, East Asia and the latest debates in Japanese arts, cultures and heritage. We accept, and strongly encourage, applications from current students, recent graduates and postgraduate students from all nationalities, with a proven interest in the field.
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