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On behalf of Professor Simon Kaner, Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, I would like to draw your attention to the below summer opportunity for undergraduate archaeology/cultural heritage students. It is a chance to spend two weeks in Japan with all expenses, other than the airfare, covered.
Japanese Archaeology and Heritage Summer Programme | Monday 9th September to Monday 23rd September 2019
Call for Applications for the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage 2019
About the Programme
The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School programme in Japan. Participants will spend the whole period with undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo and learn together about Japanese culture and history.
This is the sixth year that this exciting programme will be run. Reports on previous years programmes can be found at www.sainsbury-institute.org
Dates and contents of the programme
The programme will run from Saturday 9th September to Monday 23rd September 2019.
The first week of the programme from the 9th to 15th September will be based at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo in the central part of Tokyo, involving lectures, group work and visits to historical sites and museums. This will be followed by a week in Hokkaido. The Hokkaido portion of the programme will include lectures, visits to museums and heritage sites, and archaeological excavation at the Tokoro settlement dating to the Satsumon period (cir. 11th centuries CE) which has been the focus of a long-term research project at the Department of Archaeology of the University of Tokyo. The programme will be led by lecturers at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo.
Fees and conditions
The costs of the stay in Japan including accommodation, meals and internal travels will be covered by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo. Successful applicants will be responsible to pay for their own international travel costs to and from Tokyo as well as international travel insurance (to be arranged by themselves). The entire programme will be taught in English. No Japanese language or previous experience of Japan is required, although having some basic command of Japanese would make the application stronger. Participants will be asked to submit an essay on their experience upon conclusion of the programme; this essay will be published online subsequently. The programme cannot accommodate dietary requests (although some effort will be made).
Five students will be selected to join this programme with five undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo. Those who have been selected are expected to participate in the whole programme.
How to apply
Applicants should send a short statement of interest (up to 500 words) including why they would like to take part in this programme and a one-page CV to the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at Christopher.J.Hayes@uea.ac.uk by Monday 17 June.
The selection panel at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures will select the successful applicants. Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 21 June.
Queries should be addressed to Christopher.J.Hayes@uea.ac.uk