Category Archives: Death Becomes Her (blog)

Before I Die: A festival for the living about dying

TweetA FESTIVAL FOR THE LIVING ABOUT DYING Part of a growing social movement to reflect on how we manage death and dying, by providing space and opportunities to talk and discuss end-of-life issues as individuals and as a society. Our … Continue reading

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SEVENTEENTH COLLOQUIUM ON CEMETERIES Friday, 20th May 2016

TweetThe Seventeenth Colloquium on Cemeteries will take place at the University of York on Friday, 20th May. This day event comprises an informal meeting of researchers in all disciplines with an interest in burial places, and a particular focus is … Continue reading

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Digital Death

TweetA plug for research by Stacey Pitsillides on Digital Death. Her videos on ‘Avatar Ashes’, ‘Memorial Tweets’ and ‘The Digital Foundation of Archaeology’  raise significant issues for the future of human and other-than-human death, posthumous legacy and online memorialisation. She … Continue reading

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A Will for the Woods

TweetA plug for a great feature documentary: A Will for the Woods.  Synopsis: Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial.

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Decomposition: materials and images in time

Tweet I am co-convening a panel at the next ASA conference – to be held in Durham (UK) later this year – with Elizabeth Hallam on ‘decomposition’. The call for papers is currently open and we welcome submissions from all … Continue reading

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Gravestone Geology

Tweet  Gravestone Geology Researched and written by Phil Powell, former curator of geology at the Oxford University Museum and Natural History, and Nina Morgan, a geologist, science writer and author of the monthly Distant Thunder column in Geoscientist magazine, the … Continue reading

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Charles Saatchi’s ‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’

Tweet ‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’ Review by Dr Hannah Rumble

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