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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:00

Current President - Koji Mizoguchi


Koji Mizoguchi is Professor of Social Archaeology at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He has been involved in WAC activities since the early 1990s and acted as the Representative of Japan for the WAC Assembly at WAC-4, 5 and 6.

Koji has been involved in numerous excavations, some of which are rescue excavations undertaken by local governments, in Japan. Currently he is a co-director (with Julian Thomas and Keith Ray) of the project ‘Beneath Hay Bluff: prehistoric south-west Herefordshire, c.4000-1500 BC’ (England, United Kingdom)

Koji’s current research interests are in the postcolonial archaeologies of East Asia with special emphasis on Japan, modernity and archaeological discursive formation, and social stratification, state-formation and the transformation of self-identities.

Koji’s books include ‘An Archaeological History of Japan: 30,000 BC to AD 700’ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), ‘Archaeology, Society and Identity in Modern Japan’ (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and ‘Archaeology of Japan: from the earliest Rice Farming Villages to the Rise of the State’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

His president elect address can be found at: http://www.worldarchaeologicalcongress.org/component/content/article/67-headlines/614-wac-december-2013-enewsletter-volume-42






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