SOAS University of London

Timon Screech awarded 2022 Fukuoka Academic Prize

26 May 2022
Timon Screech

We offer many congratulations to Emeritus Professor of the History of Art Timon Screech, who has been selected for the laureate of academic prize, Fukuoka Prize 2022, for outstanding work in the field of research for Japanese arts and culture. 

This prestigious award was established in 1990 by Fukuoka City, which has played a significant role as Japan’s gateway for exchanges with the rest of the Asian region since ancient times. The prize, which celebrates its 32nd anniversary this year, aims to foster an increase in awareness of the value of Asian cultures, and to establish foundations from which people of Asia can learn and share with one another. It has so far been presented to 118 figures who lead their respective fields. Past laureates include Professor Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh, who also received the Nobel Peace Prize; and Dr. Nakamura Tetsu from Japan, who took the lead in medical services, land reclamation and social welfare for the sick and vulnerable in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The 2022 Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday September 27th (JTS), and a series of related public lectures will be held between 28th and 30th September (JST). All of these events will be available for online viewing with an advanced booking.  Information on how to apply for these events will be made available in August.