Dr Jun Kimura 木村淳
Jun Kimura is a maritime archaeologist and an Australian Research Council Post-doctorate Fellow. He graduated with a BA of Arts in Archaeology from Tokai University, Japan. He completed a Master of Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University in South Australia in 2006. His PhD was awarded in 2011.
He has a number of experiences as a field archaeologist, having worked on terrestrial sites as well as several underwater sites in Japan including the American steamship Hermann,the Kattu-ra midden site, and the Takashima underwater site, which is known as a historical place where Khubilai Khan’s Mongol Empire fleet was sunk. His expertise is East Asian shipbuilding traditions historically developed in the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and South China Sea. His interest also includes underwater cultural heritage management in Japan and protection and management of Japanese shipwrecks in other Asia-Pacific countries. He is involved in the internationally collaborated project at the naval battle site related to the Mongol Empire’s invasion site in northern Vietnam. He is working for the ARC Linkage project, Southeast Asia's global economy, climate and the impact of natural hazards from the 10th to 21st centuries, part of the global project widely cooperated with McGill University in Canada and Western Australia Maritime Museum.