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MemberAdam N. Coward

I am an independent scholar researching the social and cultural history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Wales. My research mainly focuses on the cultural history of ideas, including the histories of folklore and folkloristics, the development of national identity, scholarly cultures, and international networks of knowledge exchange. However, I have a wider range of research interests including the connections between the mid-Wales woollen industry and the transatlantic slave economy and the history of leisure culture – particularly salmon fishing. By day, I work at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and so have an interest in, and knowledge of, the Welsh historical built environment and the wider heritage industry.

MemberMarianna Lazar

…[2018] Ph.D. in East Asian comperative cultural history, Ryukoku University (龍谷大学); [2012] M.A. in Japanese Studies, Karoli Gaspar University; [2010] B.A. in Japanese Studies, Karoli Gaspar University…

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Japanology, Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures at Karoli Gaspar University (Budapest, Hungary). Areas of research: ancient Japanese cultural history (particularly the Kofun-Asuka period), the tradition of the Four Gods-belief (四神思想) in East Asia, Japanese archaeology, ancient Korean & Japanese relations, etc. Currently teaching: Japanese cultural history, Japanese archaeology, Ancient Japanese-Korean relations, Japanese art history, Japanese language