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CFP REMINDER: Southeast World History Association meeting, June 30 2015 (cross-posted from H-World)



This is a reminder that the Southeast World History Association (SEWHA), a thriving regional affiliate of the World History Association (WHA), is holding its annual conference on June 30, immediately prior to this year's WHA meeting in Savannah, Georgia. We seek panels, individual papers, and other proposals (media and poster displays, roundtables, etc.) on this year's theme, "Envisioning Change: Representations of Transformation in World History."

The  conference theme complements that of the WHA's meeting and asks:

Seeking 1981 Imamura Shouhei film Eejanaika on region 1 (US) DVD

Hello friends.  I've been trying to locate a copy of Imamura Shouhei's Eejanaika on DVD for purchase by my university library.  All the librarian has turned up for sale in the US was a used region 3 DVD, which likely won't work. Of course we could also buy a region 2 copy direct from Japan, which likely poses the same problems for my US university's facilities.  Does anyone on the list happen to know of a good lead for a region 1 DVD of that film?

Please feel free to email me directly at dgainty@gsu.edu.  Thanks all!

East Asian Studies Seminars, University of Cambridge

Dear Colleagues and Friends, (apologies for cross-posting)

The East Asian Studies Seminar series at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will soon be in its tenth year. We are fortunate to regularly welcome prominent scholars, authors, and others from both near and far. If you happen to be in or near Cambridge on one of next three Mondays, we hope you might consider joining us at the following talks, with wine to follow! 

Book Series Mini-Reception: SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan at the AAS


Book Series Mini-Reception: SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan at the AAS


The SOAS Japan Research Centre is hosting a mini-celebration at the 2015 AAS in Chicago to mark the release of the first four titles of the SOAS Studies in Modern Contemporary Japan series, published in association with Bloomsbury (www.bloomsbury.com/soasstudies).