Ceremony: A Celebration of the Life of Joseph Miller, professor of history, scholar of Angola and of slavery (1939-2019)

A Celebration of the Life of Joe Miller

The Celebration will be held on Sunday 26 May 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 in Alumni Hall at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

If you plan to attend, kindly email Joe’s wife Mary Catherine Wimer at mcwimer@comcast.net so that she will know approximately how many people will attend. Please also advise her if you would like to speak at the Celebration.

PASSING: John Singleton, professor emeritus of anthropology

Crosspost from East Asia Anthropologists' listserv, via Frank Shulman


John Singleton passed peacefully at Oakmont, PA at the age of 88 on

Saturday, May 4th.  He was professor emeritus of anthropology and

education at University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Asian

Studies.  The celebration of his life will be commemorated at a family

gathering in Michigan in the summer.



Jacquetta "Jacquie" Hill, PhD.

Professor Emeritus

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Il.

President of Hill-Plath Foundation

Paul S. Ropp, 1944-2019

[Editorial note: This obituary for Professor Ropp was forwarded from Ronald Suleski via Frank Shulman, with permission granted to publish it on H-Asia. Friends, colleagues and students of Paul Ropp who would like to share memories of him via H-Asia are very welcome to do so, and we will ensure they reach the family. RD]

Journal entry by Marjorie Ropp
Memorial Service, Saturday, 4/27/19, 3:00 PM, First Unitarian Church, Worcester

Passing of Ora Band

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ora Band (1931-2019), who taught Hebrew language and literature at the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) and other secondary and college-level schools in the Los Angeles area.  Ora Band helped to produce the Hebrew language series known as Shebalim, and also a Hebrew reader.  In addition, she informally helped legions of UCLA Graduate Students.    We extend deepest condolences to Ora's husband, Professor Arnold Band, to the entire Band family, and to their legions of students, colleagues and friends.  


Obituary: Prof. Shlomo Simonsohn

H-Judaic is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Shlomo Simonsohn (1923-2019), one of Israel's most senior Jewish historians, a central figure at Tel Aviv University, a creator of the Diaspora Museum, and one of the foremost historians of Italian Jewry, author of hundreds of academic articles and numerous books, including:


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