Professor Simon Kaner: The Rehabilitation of Myth in the Archaeology of Ancient Japan and Korea

Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre 14 Stephenson Way, London

Excavated Remains of huge pillars at the Izumo Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture reawakened interest in the early history of this important monument and the interface between archaeology, history and myth in understanding of ancient Japan. Photo courtesy of the Izumo Grand Shrine. Simon Kaner is Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the…

Professor Dionisius Agius: The Life of the Red Sea Dhow: A Cultural History of Seaborne Exploration in the Islamic World

Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre 14 Stephenson Way, London

Few images are as evocative as the silhouette of the Arab dhow as, under full sail, it tacks to windward on glittering waters of Red Sea before moving across the face of the rising or setting sun. In this authoritative new book, Dionisius A. Agius, one of the foremost scholars of Islamic material culture, offers…

Bayly Prize Award

Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre 14 Stephenson Way, London