New book: Reading Spaces in Modern Japan

Dear colleagues,

With apologies for the self-promotion, some of you may be interested in my new book, "Reading Spaces in Modern Japan: The Evolution of Sites and Practices of Reading" (Cambridge University Press, Elements in Publishing and Book Culture Series). It is available at this link to view or download for free until March 22nd:

Query: 19th-century Jewish books and photo-offset reprints

I am looking for ways to tell whether a Jewish book whose title page says it was printed in Eastern Europe in the 1800s was actually printed then or is a later photo-offset reproduction. I posted this query previously and received some helpful answers but was also told that my question was not clear. Here is an expanded version with photos to clarify what I am talking about. ("Jewish Book Questions").

Call for Papers, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Bruges, Belgium, 2016

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2016 annual conference, to be held 18-20 August 2016 in Bruges, Belgium.

The Journal of Jesuit Studies regularly sponsors panels at this conference.  We are looking to organize panels in any aspect of Jesuit studies in any region, up to the year 1700.

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