In Memoriam

  • Russell R. Menard (1941–2023)

    Matthew Mulcahy and David Ryden | Mar 4, 2024

    Russell R. Menard, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota and a pioneering member of the Chesapeake School, passed away on November 16, 2023.
  • Horacio Roque Ramírez (1969–2015)

    David Hernández | Feb 27, 2024

    This Long Overdue tribute honors oral historian Horacio Roque Ramírez, who died on Christmas Day 2015 in Echo Park, Los Angeles, at age 46.
  • Hilda L. Smith (1941–2023)

    Sigrun Haude and Melinda S. Zook | Feb 5, 2024

    Hilda L. Smith died at age 82 on October 24, 2023. Coming from a working-class background, she never ceased to...
  • J. G. A. Pocock (1924–2023)

    John Marshall | Feb 5, 2024

    J. G. A. Pocock, pathbreaking historian of ideas, passed away at age 99 on December 12, 2023.
  • Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1882–1939)

    Eric Medlin | Jan 31, 2024

    This Long Overdue tribute honors historian Benjamin Griffith Brawley, who died in 1939.
  • John T. McNay (1957–2023)

    Krista Sigler | Jan 16, 2024

    John T. McNay, professor of history, passed away on October 27, 2023.
  • Merze Tate (1905–96)

    Barbara D. Savage | Dec 20, 2023

    This Long Overdue tribute honors historian Merze Tate, who died in 1996.
  • Him Mark Lai (1925–2009)

    Gordon H. Chang and Madeline Y. Hsu | Nov 28, 2023

    This Long Overdue tribute honors historian Him Mark Lai, who died in 2009.
  • John Broesamle (1941–2023)

    Carmen Nava | Nov 1, 2023

    John Broesamle, professor emeritus of history and noted champion of the wilderness, was born on February 10, 1941, and died...
  • Ronald L. Numbers (1942–2023)

    Judith Walzer Leavitt | Nov 1, 2023

    Renowned historian of science, medicine, and religion Ronald L. Numbers died at age 81 at his home in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 24, 2023.
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