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CFP Workshop 'Timing Day and Night: Timescapes in Premodern Japan', University of Cambridge, 15-17 April 2015

Call for Papers:

Workshop: Timing Day and Night: ‘Timescapes’ in Premodern Japan


Time:     15-17 April 2015

Venue:                Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Rooms 8&9

                University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9DA

Deadline for abstract submission: 23 January 2015


Rare color slides of postwar Japan -- please help us I.D. them.

Calling all Japan specialists! The Library at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has received a generous donation of 260 beautiful, color slides of 1950s Japan, and they are now free to view online. The photographer, U.S. Army non-commissioned officer Charles Nicholas Johnson (1923-2005) was stationed in Tokyo from fall 1954 to September 1957, during which time he took hundreds of color photos. They feature streetscapes, landscapes, shops, festivals, vehicles, people, objects, artwork, cultural landmarks, and more.