Memorial Service for Christopher Johns

Posted in obituaries by Editor on September 6, 2022

From Vanderbilt University . . . (the event may be live-streamed or at least recorded; I’ll update this posting as details emerge, and please feel free to add comments if you have more information. CH)

Memorial Service for Christopher M. S. Johns
Cohen Memorial Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Saturday, 17 September 2022

A memorial service and reception for Christopher M. S. Johns, the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of Fine Arts and professor of history of art and architecture, will be held on Saturday, 17 September, from 2 to 4pm in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody College campus. The memorial program will begin at 2:30pm, with the reception to follow. Johns died May 8 following an extended illness. He was 67.

The event is hosted by the College of Arts and Science and the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

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Note (added 12 September 2022) — Event organizers plan to live-stream the event via Zoom with the following link:


As ASECS president, Wendy Wassying Roworth has contributed the following statement, which will be read alongside other tributes: “Christopher was a longtime active member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. A generous scholar, editor, mentor, and friend, he was always willing to share his vast knowledge of Italian art and culture with colleagues and students. He will be missed, but his significant contributions to eighteenth-century studies will continue to inform and inspire.”


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