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York University <firstname.lastname@example.org> _________________ It is with great sadness that news has arrived that Professor Philip D. Curtin has passed away, June 4, 2009, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, at the age of 87. Phil was a pioneer in the study of Atlantic history and the study of Africa. He assembled a team of historians and scholars from other disciplines at the University of Wisconsin that has produced more than a generation of high quality researchers and professors. His research in demography revolutionized the study of the enforced migration of African peoples. His work in comparative history, epidemiology, and economic history has become standard reference for historians and other scholars in many fields of enquiry. I am humbled to have been one of his students and to have benefited from his scholarship. He inspired people, he worked hard, and he has left a strong legacy. Paul Lovejoy Director, The Harriet Tubman Institute ___________ Obit on the blog of the American Historical Association. http://blog.historians.org/profession/809/in-memoriam-philip-d-curtin