Memorial event for Ainslie T. Embree, Columbia University, November 13, 2017

Ed. note: The event notice below is posted at the request of Frank Conlon, from an email from William A. Carrick of the South Asia Institute at Columbia University, dated 9 November, 2017. See also

Memorial for Dr. Jacob Dorn

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is saddened to report the news that long-time SHGAPE member Dr. Jacob H. Dorn, professor emeritus at Wright State University, passed away on September 5th at the age of 77. We are sharing excerpts from an obituary, penned by his department chair and sent to us by his daughter, Betsy Lublin, also a professor of history at Wright State.


CFP: The Journal of Festive Studies

The Journal of Festive Studies, a new peer-reviewed journal published on H-Celebration, invites submissions for its first issue, scheduled for March 2018.

The journal’s stated aim is to draw together all academics who share an interest in festivities, including but not limited to holiday celebrations, family rituals, carnivals, religious feasts, processions and parades, and civic commemorations.

Sad News

The family of John Beattie, Honorary Fellow of the ASLH and historian of crime and the administration of justice in 18th century England, sadly announces John's death on July 12th at age 85.  A memorial webpage has been set up at where those who knew John can upload memories of him.  A celebration of John's life will be held on September 28, 2017 at 5:00 at Hart House, University of Toronto.

CFP: War and Violence Network of the German Studies Association invites proposals on "Museums, Memorials, and War" (January 2015)

Open Call for Papers for the 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association

Washington, D.C., October 1-4, 2015

Deadline: January 26, 2015

Sponsored by the GSA Interdisciplinary Network “War and Violence”

The War and Violence Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites paper proposals for the upcoming 2015 GSA meeting in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 1-4).

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