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Request from the AGS Markers Editor

We are currently seeking article submissions for the 2020 issue of Markers, the scholarly journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

The subject matter of Markers is defined as the analytical study of gravemarkers, monuments, tombs, and cemeteries of all types and encompassing all historical periods and geographical regions. Markers is of interest to scholars in anthropology, historical archaeology, art and architectural history, ethnic studies, material culture studies, American studies, folklore and popular culture studies, linguistics, literature, rhetoric, local and regional history, cultural geography, sociology, and related fields. Articles submitted for publication in Markers should be scholarly, analytical, and interpretive, not merely descriptive or entertaining, and should be written in a style appropriate to both a wide academic audience and an audience of interested non-academics.

Authors are encouraged to send a query email outlining a project before sending a manuscript. Queries and submissions to Markers should be sent to Editor Elisabeth Roark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before June 1, 2019.

2019 AGS Conference: Call for Papers

Proposals are solicited for scholarly papers, 20 minutes in length, to be presented during the lecture sessions, June 25-30. Please send an abstract of your paper (no more than 250 words) along with a brief biography (2-4 sentences) to Lectures Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 1.

2019 AGS Conference: Call for Proposals for Participation Sessions

Proposals are solicited for participation/class sessions of 45 minutes in length. These sessions are not for presenting research papers, unless the paper is about how to do a particular type of research using the presenter's research as a case study. We encourage panel discussions and will allow more than one time slot if needed. Send a description of your session along with a biography to: Judy Juntunen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 1.

Ideas for Silent Auction at this year's AGS Conference

We are seeking donations for our Silent Auction to be held at our annual conference this June in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Cemetery and gravestone-related items and books or items of value are welcome. The auction is our biggest fundraiser. Please start thinking about items you'd like to bring or donate.

Questions? Contact the Conference Planning Committee at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..