Author Archives: Dr Hannah Rumble

CBC Radio: ‘Ideas from the Trenches – The Living Dead’

TweetYou can listen again to this fascinating radio programme broadcast by CBC that includes a conversation with Prof. Tony Walter. The programme is described as follows: There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada. Most of them toil away for … Continue reading

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Thanatos journal: Death and the media

TweetThanatos have just published a journal volume dedicated to the discussion of death and the media. The great news for all you non-academic but interested folks is that this volume is readily available to download from the Thanatos website. The … Continue reading

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Corpses, Technologies and Cultures

TweetAny scholars interested in corpses, waste and new technologies may be as fascinated and interested as I am to learn of this blog and CFP so I wanted to share it: Discard Studies…exploring throw-away culture have a CFP entitled ‘Corpses, Technologies, and Cultures’ … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘Designing Death: Fashioning ends of life and beyond

TweetCalling all academic colleagues interested in death, design and enlightenment ideas, I encourage you to submit a paper to our panel at next year’s ASA conference to be held in Edinburgh! CFP for ‘Designing Death: Fashioning ends of life and … Continue reading

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Design for Death

TweetThank you to Dr Karen Wilson Baptist, Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg who alerted me to this wonderful design competition: http://www.designboom.com/competition/design-for-death/ I’d love to hear what your favourite design is, so please … Continue reading

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Guatemalan exhumations

TweetA stunning photography assignment on the exhumation of bodies in Guatemala called De las tinieblas hacia la luz was bought to my attention today by a doctoral student in my department at the University of Aberdeen. Thank you Paolo Gruppuso!

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