Department of History of Art and Archaeology

Dr Monika Hinkel

Key information

Department of History of Art and Archaeology Lecturer in the Arts of Japan Japan Research Centre Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
MA and PhD (Bonn University)
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Tuesdays, 1:30pm–2:30pm and 5:15pm–6:15pm (in person); Thursdays by appointment (online)


Dr Hinkel studied Japanese Studies, Oriental Art History and Political Science at Bonn University. 

She wrote her PhD thesis on the topic of the Japanese print artist Toyohara Kunichika and the influence of bunmei kaika (civilisation and enlightenment) on his prints. Monika has taught the PG module 'Shogunal Iconography' and the UG modules 'Japanese Art' and "Visual Culture of Early Modern Japan'. She is convenor for the Japanese and Korean Art module of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art.

Research interests

Woodblock prints of the Meiji era, especially the print artist Toyohara Kunichika.


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