Request from the AGS Markers Editor


Call for Markers Bibliography Entries

We are currently preparing the 2021 issue of Markers, the scholarly journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies. Every issue includes a Bibliography of the preceding year's scholarly work in cemetery and gravemarker studies. Listed works are (with a few exceptions) restricted to English-language books, scholarly articles, and theses/dissertations covering the modern era (post-1500). To be considered for inclusion, please send your listing to Editor Elisabeth Roark at

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before February 28, 2021.

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.



Markers: The Annual Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies features definitive illustrated articles on cemetery and gravemarker topics as well as an extensive annual international bibliography of recent scholarship. In partnership with the University of Massachusetts–Amherst Special Collections Library, the Association for Gravestone Studies now has all past copies of Markers available on their website for viewing and downloading for free.

To access Markers and all of our archives transferred to date please click here. To obtain a hard copy of  any back issues please check our online store.

For Subject Index to volumes I through XXXIV click here

Please note:  Markers I-VI, VIII, XI, and XXI are out of print. 
Journal Articles

To be considered for publication in Markers: The Journal of The Association for Gravestones Studies: Please send inquiries and submissions to Elisabeth Roark. Her e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information is also found in the link below.

Notes for Contributors to Markers and Markers Style Guide


Markers Subject Index through Vol. XXXVI