In Memoriam: Martin Parkins

Martin Parkins in 2006

Martin C. Parkins (1958-2011)

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Martin C. Parkins, who was the Foucault Society’s first Executive Director (2004-08).  Martin died suddenly in Boston on April 4, 2011.  The Foucault Society extends our sincere condolences to his family and friends.  

 An obituary can be found on the Battle Creek Enquirer web site.  
Click here  for an obituary from Boston College highlighting Martin’s educational and professional work.
Martin’s funeral and burial took  place on Saturday, April 16 in Battle Creek, Michigan, at the Farley-Estes Dowdle Funeral Home, 105 Capital Avenue, NE, Battle Creek MI 49017; (800) 962-5527.
A memorial service was held at Boston College in St. Joseph’s Chapel on Thursday, April 28, at 1:00p.m.    
Donations in Martin’s memory can be made to the Penikese Island School, Inc., P.O. Box 161, 565 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543 (
We would like to collect written memories of Martin to post on this page.  If you knew Martin and would like to contribute, please email us:
Updated: April 29, 2011.