United States Intellectual History Conference Cancelled

Here is the message from conference organizer David Sehat:

“I regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s conference. The logistical difficulties, not to mention the concerns over safety and the uncertainties about the scope and duration of the current crisis, make it impossible to proceed as we had wished. I am unable at this point to provide any information about refunds or any possibility of a rescheduled conference because CUNY is currently closed. All of that information will have to come later once things have returned to normal and the Graduate Center reopens. But I wanted to give you notice as soon as possible so that you could adjust your plans. Thanks again for your patience in this process. “
Check U.S. Intellectual History blog for forthcoming details.

Sad Days for Seaside Heights

I have spent a lot of summers and fall weekends on the Barnegat Peninsula, from Pt. Pleasant to Seaside Heights.  I was thus very saddened by this video sent to me a few minutes ago by my former student Georgiana Iasnik:

I also hear that the piers on the Seaside Heights boardwalk are gone and the amusement rides have been swept out to sea.

I have occasionally devoted blog posts to the peninsula.  See

The Levittown of the Jersey Shore 

A Clear Sign that College Professors Do Not Get Paid Enough


Seaside Heights: The Town That Fun Built

Thinking About the Jersey Shore in a Snowstorm 

Seaside Heights vs. Wildwood 

The Corporatization of Seaside Heights