Trinity in Japan – Excavating a Provincial Capital of the Assyrian Empire


** Please note that due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, Trinity in Japan has decided to cancel the special meeting with Dr John MacGinnis. Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

For their March meeting, Trinity in Japan will hear from Dr John MacGinnis (1982), who will be visiting Tokyo from the UK. The talk will be followed by kaiseki dinner and drinks, for which the fee will be YEN 10,000. Afterwards, the Society usually go for nijikai drinks nearby.

Registration and prepayment will be until Monday, 16 March 2020.

The society will provide those who register with location and account details for prepayment.

All Fellows or members of Trinity College (Cambridge University) living in or visiting Tokyo are very welcome.

Dr. John MacGinnis is a specialist in the archaeology and inscriptions of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, on which he has published extensively. He has worked on sites across the middle east including Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sudan and Cyprus as well as his work in Turkey; he has also worked in India and Pakistan. He is a consultant for UNESCO on the culture of ancient Mesopotamia and has been Field Director of the British Expedition to Ziyaret Tepe since the commencement of the work in 2000.

He will be introduced by Chikako Watanabe (1990), Professor of Assyriology and Art History at Osaka Gakuin University.