Project Curator: Korean Collection
Fixed term until 22/03/2021
£30,000 per annum
Application deadline: 12 Noon, on Friday 13 September 2019
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SPENGLER, Robert N.: Fruit from the Sands The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat from University of California Press
The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes extends back five thousand years, and organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century BC.
The first Technology, Art and Archaeology International Conference organized by the Research Center of Material Science and Archaeology (MSA) will take place at Northwestern Polytechical University in Xi’an between 4th and 6th September, 2019.
Dear Members of the Society for East Asian Archaeology,
On behalf of the entire executive board, I would like to welcome you to the new home of the SEAA online. After many years of excellent service, we decided it was time for an update and change to a new website where members can easily find and discuss the latest news, discoveries, publications, and jobs related to the archaeology of East Asia. Along with the change in format, I’ll be serving as the new Web Editor. My name is Andrew Womack and I’m currently a postdoctoral scholar in Chinese Archaeology at Stanford University. I’ll be managing the transition to the new site as well as the new SEAA blog. The new website contains a number of improvements and new features, including:
BARNES, Gina L. / SODA Tsutomu (ed.): TephroArchaeology in the North Pacific. Archaeopress, Oxford 2019
‘TephroArchaeology’ is a translation of the Japanese word kazanbai kōkogaku (lit. volcanic ash archaeology), referring to a sub-discipline of archaeology that has developed in Japan in the last few decades. The first book compilation using the term, edited by the doyen of tephroarchaeology, geologist ARAI Fusao, appeared in 1993; chapters were written by 5 geologists, 3 archaeologists, 3 geographers, an engineer, and a historian. From its beginning, this subdiscipline has been interdisciplinary in approach and applied to all time periods throughout the Japanese Islands.
MÜLLER, Shing / HÖLLMANN, Thomas O. / FILIP, Sonja, Early Medieval North China: Archaeological and Textual Evidence, Harrasowitz 2019
The Xianbei from southeast Mongolia were the first foreign sovereignty over North China since the 4th century. During the 200 years of Xianbei rulership, the cultures of old and new inhabitants – the Han-Chinese, the Xianbei and diverse steppe peoples, the Sogdians and other Central Asians from the west – confronted and competed with one another.
Salary: £25,050 - £27,238
Location: National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street
Level: Collections Care/Conservation
Benefits: Membership of the civil service pension scheme
Job Type: Temporary
Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, seeks a full-time Assistant Curator in Japanese art. This grant-funded, four-year term, entry-level position is designed to offer optimum training opportunities for a curatorial career. Note: this is NOT a Federal position.
The UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University in Sweden invites applications for a
Post-doctoral Fellowship (2 years full-time) in Heritage Futures
JANKOWSKI, Lyce: Les Amis des monnaies, la sociabilité savante des collectionneurs et numismates chinois de la fin des Qing
L’intérêt des collectionneurs pour les monnaies naît en Chine au VIe siècle de notre ère, soit près d’un millénaire avant le premier traité sur la numismatique en Occident. Il se maintient malgré le déclin et l’alternance des différentes dynasties impériales. Au milieu du XVIIIe siècle, l’empereur Qianlong possède la collection la plus complète comprenant toutes les monnaies émises en Asie orientale depuis le VIIe siècle avant notre ère, soit sur près de deux mille cinq cents ans.Mais les monnaies sont aussi soigneusement collectionnées et décrites par des lettrés, « amis des monnaies ».