Art & Design

Third Thursday Lecture: Putting Japan into a Pacific Context: Some Ideas from an Anthropologist

20 March 2014, Norwich

Professor Joy Hendry, Oxford Brookes University

About the lecture:
Applying a broad anthropological approach to the study of Japanese material culture, it is possible to identify several elements that could have been influenced by, or even introduced from other parts of the Pacific Ocean. The timeline is long, and there is little definite proof of the ideas proposed, but Professor Joy Hendry has gathered some interesting and colourful illustrations of her idea that links between the Japanese and other seafaring Pacific peoples may have been neglected in recent years.


About the speaker:
Professor Joy Hendry is Professor Emerita of the Social Anthropology of Japan at Oxford Brookes University, founder of the Japan Anthropology Workshop and the Europe Japan Research Centre, which she also presently directs, and a Senior Member of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking essential.


To book a seat for this lecture, please contact the Sainsbury Institute:

T: 01603 597507

Booking is essential. You are advised to reserve a seat in advance by contacting the Sainsbury Institute at least two days before the event. Please note entry cannot be guaranteed after event start time. There is no parking available in The Close.

20 March 2014, 6.00pm
Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich NR1 4EH

Tel: 01603 597507




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