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We are seeking Oakley and Forbes nominations. Deadline December 31, 2019. You can submit your nominations online.

2020 AGS Conference

June 23-28 St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

Details coming in early 2020

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNE 23 - 28, 2020 CONFERENCE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Open to all graduate and undergraduate students at an accredited college or university. Non- US students are welcome to apply. The winner must become a member of AGS ($25/year for students and includes Markers and Quarterly subscriptions). Click here for more.

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.