Memorial and Academic Seminar in Honor of Harold Marcus, H-Arica Founding Editor, H-Net Council Member
Invitation to two days of memorial and academic seminar for Prof. Harold G.
Dear friends and colleagues,
As you will know by now, we have unexpectedly and tragically lost an
important member of our academic and human community, Professor Harold G.
We invite you and all who wish to come to two-days of memorial on May 4-5
for our deceased friend and colleague. Please join us for whatever time
you are available even if you cannot attend both days' events.
Sunday, May 4, circa 1 pm - Unveiling of the memorial stone for
Professor Marcus at the Mt. Hope Cemetery (on Mt. Hope Road in
Lansing). This unveiling is being organized by Harold's widow, Cressida
Sunday, May 4, 3:00-6:00 pm - A Time of Remembrance of Harold Marcus -
At this occasion, we plan to have Ethiopian music and a playing of the MSU
Carillon; remembrances of Harold - both designated and volunteered "open
microphone" from anyone who is there; a poem from the Ethiopian Poet
Laureate, Tsegaye Gebre Medhin (tent.); and Ethiopian food for all who
come. At this time, we are expecting statements at least from Daniel
Kendie, Daniel Teferra, John W. Eadie, Mel Page, Grover Hudson, David
Bailey, Idrien Resnick, Kenneth Wylie, and others....chaired by Prof.
Assefa Mehretu. This event will be in a large tent on the MSU Circle in
front of Morrill Hall (park in the Morrill Parking Lot).
Monday, May 5, 10:00 am-12 noon - A Seminar on "Ethiopian Studies and
History: The Contributions of Harold G. Marcus," with prominent Ethiopian.
U.S., and other scholars, chaired by Prof. David Robinson. The principal
presentation on Ethiopian studies and history will be given by Dr. Bahru
Zewde of Addis Ababa University. He will be followed by former students
and colleagues of Prof. Marcus speaking about his academic, Ethiopian
studies, mentoring, and other contributions. This seminar will be in 305
International Center (the new third floor meeting room).
Housing: Because MSU commencement ceremonies are on Saturday, May 3, we
believe that you are not likely to find hotel rooms available on Friday May
2, though there should be some greater slack on Saturday night. If you
wish to reserve a hotel room on this weekend, you should do so quickly. We
can provide you with information on potential motels/hotels if you let us
know your needs.
Members of the MSU Marcus Memorial Committee
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