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Mikael Adolphson (Photo Copyright © Danish Saroee för SCAS, Uppsala Universitet)

Mikael “Mickey” Adolphson: “Japan’s Medieval Economic Miracle” 16 Dec 2021

Mikael “Mickey” Adolphson, Trinity Fellow, Professor/Chair of Japanese Studies, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, and Co-Chair of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, and currently in parallel Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden.

All Trinity Fellows, Former Fellows, alumni, students and members are very welcome.

  • Thursday 16 December 2021 at 19:00 (Japan time),
  • Thursday 16 December 2021 at 10:00am (London/Cambridge),
  • Thursday 16 December 2021 at 11:00am (Uppsala)

Mickey Adolphson has very kindly agreed to join us for a zoom discussion, on “Japan’s Medieval Economic Miracle”

  • 19:00 Japan time (10am London/Cambridge)- starts
  • 19:15 – 20:15 (Japan time) Mickey Adolphson
  • 20:15 – (Japan time) follow-on discussions

Prior registration required until Wednesday 15 December 2021. Anonymous registrations are not accepted, please introduce yourself briefly when you register.

We will upload the recording to the Trinity in Japan Youtube Channel – by participating you agree to the upload of the recording:

Mikael “Mickey” Adolphson

Mickey Adolphson is Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies at Cambridge University, where Mickey has also created the “Japan and the World” program, and many other initiatives.


Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies:

Mickey is Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College.

Currently, in parallel to his positions at Cambridge University and Trinity, Mickey is Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden, where Mickey is pursuing research on the development of coins and monetised economies comparing medieval Scandinavia and medieval Japan. See:


5th Ishibashi Foundation Lecture – Lecture 2: Mikhael Adolphson

Registration and enquiries

All Trinity members, Fellows and students globally are very welcome to pre-register, and I will send a registration link if there are still places available.

In “Your message” box please state:

  1. which event(s) you are interested to attend,
  2. your full name, briefly introduce yourself if this is your first time to attend a Trinity in Japan event,
  3. your affiliation with Trinity College Cambridge – Trinity students, PhD students are especially welcome
    • If you are not associated with Trinity College Cambridge, you may still attend as a guest in certain cases – in this case please write a short sentence why you are interested to attend and participate in the discussion,

Thank you – we ask for your understanding that “anonymous” participation (eg name unknown to us, a free email eg hotmail / gmail / yahoo etc) is not possible. We cannot answer “anonymous” requests.

    Photo copyright: Mikael Adolphson (Photo Copyright © Danish Saroee för SCAS, Uppsala Universitet)

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