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CALL FOR PAPERS: ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE MEDIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY

ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE MEDIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY The field of archaeology has long entertained media coverage in print, on television and in film. With the rapid expansion of the internet, mobile technologies and video gaming, archaeology has become further immersed in digital media. Whether the use of these platforms are for public engagement, scholarly communication or pure entertainment, the field of archaeology is irretrievably part of the media landscape.

JOB POSTING: Associate Professor of Indigenous Archaeology in Hokkaido

The Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies Hokkaido University is inviting international applications for the position of Associate Professor to be placed at GSI. The position is open to a young English-speaking researcher (or a young non-native English-speaking researcher with the ability and experience to use English as a research language without difficulty) in the field of Indigenous Archaeology. This position is a Full-time position but nontenured until 31 March 2026.

Winners of the SEAA Student Award competition

Dear SEAA members and other scholars of East Asia,

On behalf of the SEAA Executive Board, it is my pleasure to announce the winners of the Student Award competition. Given in conjunction with SEAA conferences, the award is made to undergraduate and graduate students based on their submitted research papers. Each award consists of a $250 book prize, along with a complimentary 3-year membership in SEAA.

Lecture Poster

Upcoming Talk: Symbolisation, Approximation and Visualization: The Meaning of Architectural Perspective in Tang Dynasty Wall Paintings

The Department of Fine Arts and the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be co-hosting a lecture, "Symbolisation, Approximation, and Visualization:The Meaning of Architectural Perspective in Tang Dynasty Wall Paintings" by Prof. Ho Puay-peng on May 14, 2021, 12:30-2 PM (Hong Kong Time). The Lecture will be delivered via Zoom in English.  Zoom Meeting ID: 913 2308 0481 (Passcode: 904206) https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/91323080481?fbclid=IwAR24dunb1IEEVLarkhzfNEi0olkzkgGLe8SZzNW7KjU9Z7rszIt8LJbV5h4#success
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Charm of Japanese Archaeology Seminar Series

The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties will be hosting a series of talks by foreign scholars on Japanese archaeology from May 17, 2021 to March 9, 2022. Talks will be held via Zoom in Japanese. You can register for the event via the following link: https://forms.gle/chxDqYJYhsENAtmH7 If you have questions about the event, please contact Miss Natsuki Murakami at murakami-n33@nich.go.jp Series 1: May 17, 2021, 17:00-18:30 GMT+9
Undated photo shows a boar tusk carving of a silkworm unearthed at the Shuanghuaishu site in central China's Henan Province. (Xinhua)

Oscars of Chinese archaeology reveals top 10 discoveries in China for 2020

--The awards have been given out for the top archaeological discoveries every year since 1990 --Winners this year range from well-preserved artefacts from the Sixteen Kingdoms period to early signs of fire from China’s first cavemen  --This year, the top 10 were announced by China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration.  1. Shaolingyuan tomb site in Xian, Shaanxi  2. Silk Road tombs in northwestern Qinghai  3. The Shuanghuaishu site in Henan  4. 8000 years old shell mound in Yuyao, Zhenjiang  5. Fortified barns and cellars for storing food in Shizuang site in Henan 
Dr. K.C. Chang

Today April 15 is the birthday of Dr. Kwang-chih Chang (1931-2001)

Dr. Kwang-chih Chang (1931-2001) is a pioneer best known for bringing the richness and diversity of Chinese archaeology to the world. Throughout his life, he was influential in the development of archaeological theory, the fostering of international cooperative research in East Asia, and has trained many students who went on to become distinguished archaeologists in their own right. 

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