Member book, McDonald, Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

Dear Colleagues:

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017), is now available. ISBN: 9780520293915. Paperback and Open Access eBook, 272 pages.

Newberry Fellowships


The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

Conference: ‘Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World’- Oxford, UK November 2016

Thursday 24th November 2016, at the Bodleian Library and Friday 25th November 2016, at Christ Church, Oxford Organised by Daniel Carey (NUI Galway), Claire Jowitt (UEA), and Anthony Payne (Hakluyt Society).

Registration is via the Christ Church website:

Programme 24th November,

Bodleian Library 9.30AM-10.30AM registration & coffee WESTON LIBRARY CONCOURSE

SESAH Conference - Registration

Registration for the Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) is open through the summer! Please consider joining us in New Orleans, September 28-October 1, 2016, for all or a part of the conference program - speakers, paper and poster presentations, tours, and awards for scholarship and preservation excellence throughout the region. For the conference registration page, please see



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