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 http://sai.columbia.edu/ainslie-t-embree-1921-2017
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.
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.