Wednesday, 18 November 2009

R.I.P. Dell Hymes


Objet : Passing of Dell H. Hymes

It is with sadness that we announce the death of former LSA President Dell Hathaway Hymes, Commonwealth Professor of Anthropology and English (emeritus) at the University of Virginia. Professor Hymes died peacefully on Friday 13 November 2009 in Charlottesville, VA, USA.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 21 at 1:00 at Peace Lutheran church, 1510 Broad Crossing Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911-7483.

A memorial gathering has been organized for the upcoming meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia, PA. The gathering will take place on Saturday December 5, 2009 from 7:30-9:30 pm in Grand Ballroom III of the Courtyard Marriott.

Condolences may be addressed to Virginia Hymes care of the Department of Anthropology, PO Box 400120, Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4120, USA.

Thanks to Prof Hymes' former student, Prof Alicia Pousada, for sending the news. He will be missed.