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  • 2022.07.26Symposium
    Professor Nozomu Kawai is invited to give a lecture for the International Conference, "Transcending Eternity: The Centennial Tutankhamun Conference," which will be held in Luxor, Egypt from November 4 to 6, 2022.   >> Read more
  • 2022.05.10Symposium
    Professor Nozomu Kawai is going to present a Key Note Lecture for the International Colloquium, "Tutankhamun and Carter. Assessing the Impact of a Major Archaeological Find," which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from February 16 to 17, 2023.
  • 2022.05.10Media
    Professor Nozomu Kawai, Archeology section of our institute, supervised the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) program.   >> Read more(NHK)
  • 2022.05.05Symposium
    May 7-8, 2022: Announcement of "Ancient Silk Road Archeology: China-Japan Academic Research Conference Program" (co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Ancient Civilizations and Cultural Resources)   >> Read more(pdf)
  • 2022.05.04Media
    Professor Nozomu Kawai, Archeology section of our institute, appeared on the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) program.   >> Read more(NHK)
  • 2022.05.02Research
    Professor Seiichi Nakamura, the cultural resources section of our institute, has been adopted for the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S). (Title: Elucidating the Dynamics of the Copan Dynasty in the Maya Civilization through Paleogenomics)   >> Read more
  • 2022.04.14Media
    An article on the latest understanding of the Indus Civilization written based on Akinori Uesugi’s book ‘Indus Civilization: Exploring the Dynamism of Ancient Urban Society’ (Yuzankaku) was published in the Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper on April 12. (Akinori Uesugi is a Project Associate Professor affiliated to our institute).
  • 2022.04.01Notice
    Our website opened.

About us

Background to the Establishment of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Civilizations and Cultural Resources

For decades, the opportunity to study archaeology and cultural resource management has been one of the advantages of enrolling at Kanazawa University. Currently, Kanazawa University aims to establish a‘Next Generation Archaeology,’ emerging from the integration of arts and science with conventional archaeology. Accordingly, the Center for the Study of Ancient Civilizations and Cultural Resources was removed from the College of the Human and Social Sciences, and integrated into a joint education and research institution at the University from 1 April 2022.

Aims of the Institute

1. The institute combines archaeology and cultural resource studies with innovative paleogenomics. We aim to establish an international research institution for the study of ancient civilizations integrating the arts and the sciences.

2. The institute will create an international network for survey, research, and conservation, and the maintenance of the integrity of world heritage. We aim to establish the institute with contributions from both Japan and other SDGs.

Research Activity Plans of the Institute

1. Towards this, the institute will employ young or mid-career researchers, starting from 2022. We plan to acquire and retain brilliant human resources.

2. Since 2022, the institute has been promoting international cooperation with well-known foreign universities and institutes. Moreover, we plan to create human resource training programs for young researchers.

3. The institute has made arrangements for substantial scientific research funding and will contribute research papers to high-impact international academic journals.

4. Furthermore, researchers who belong to the institute will contribute to society by presenting their work at the various research programs.

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