Virtual Commemoration of D. Barton Johnson's Life and Work

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:37

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well in these difficult times.

In memory of our dear colleague Professor Emeritus Don Barton Johnson (1933-2020), who passed away this past year, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara would like to invite you to a commemoration of Don's life and work. 

Although the times prevent us from convening in person, we would like to arrange a virtual commemoration of Don’s life and work on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 1pm PST [please note that this is Pacific Standard Time]. The event will take place over Zoom. For access to the Zoom link, please email either 

Sara Pankenier Weld at


Dana Dragunoiu at

If you would like to reserve some time in the program to say a few words, please write to by January 25, 2021. Visual materials, like photographs including Don, or creative contributions are also welcome. You can reach out with any questions to

We would very much appreciate your presence at this event in Don’s honor. Please feel free to spread the word.

Best wishes,


Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4130

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the University of California, Santa Barbara is located, and pay my respects to Chumash Elders past, present and future who hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area.