Helen Tartar was one of the most significant editors in the recent history of academic publishing. The Helen Tartar Memorial Fund is dedicated to maintaining her vision of editorial commitment to publishing high-quality scholarship in the humanities and across all academic disciplines.
A passionate advocate for the role of critical thinking and scholarship in editorial practice, Helen Tartar sought out, nurtured, and promoted emerging as well as eminent authors who published in a range of fields, most especially at the intersection of philosophy, literature, religion, ethics, and the environment. She maintained a tireless commitment to enhancing scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. She devoted her life to publishing books focused on the lived experience of human beings in the world: through scholarly endeavor, through habits of critical thinking, through a yearning for social justice, and through a passion for ethical understanding. Her efforts helped transform Fordham University Press into one of the leading scholarly presses in the United States.
Fordham University Press remains as committed as ever to Helen Tartar’s many projects and to her editorial vision for a vibrant, critical, and creative publishing future for the humanities and across academic disciplines. To continue her transformative editorial work, Fordham University has established the Helen Tartar Memorial Fund.
A memorial service for Helen Tartar will be held on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Law School’s McNally Amphitheater, Lincoln Center Campus.
Helen Tartar’s family requests that donations be made either to the Helen Tartar Memorial Fund or to the Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery. Donations should be sent to the following addresses:
The Helen Tartar Memorial Fund
Development and University Relations
888 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone (212) 636-7441
Fax (212) 636-7152
Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery
18335 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, California, 95006