Category Archives: Death Becomes Her (blog)

‘Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework’ symposium at the University of York

TweetThe University of York are now welcoming abstracts for our ‘Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework’ symposium at the University of York on, but not limited to, the following themes: – Death in popular culture – Dead Bodies – Death and … Continue reading

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Family Troubles: Care and Change in Diverse Contexts

TweetFamily Troubles: Care and Change in Diverse Contexts One-day Symposium, 16 September 2015, University of Reading, UK   REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  This inter-disciplinary symposium aims to explore family relations, care and ‘troubles’ in diverse contexts.The symposium will reflect on … Continue reading

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‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ reviewed by Dr Christina Welch

TweetAn interesting review by Dr Christina Welch of ‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’

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Death and Dying video screening curated by David Lillington

TweetI would like to plug an event happening in London in September at which a colleague of mine, David Lillington, will be screening a film he curated called Death and Dying. It looks like a superb programme so I’m disappointed … Continue reading

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Mourners Make First Visit to New York’s Potter’s Field

TweetAnother interesting article, this time in the New York Times. “The lonely island where New York City buries its unclaimed dead lies off the coast of the Bronx, off-limits to living mourners for so long that it has sometimes seemed … Continue reading

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Diving into the world of the dead

TweetFor those of us who spend our academic lives researching the sociological and anthropological dimensions of dying, death, mourning, grief and mortuary rituals, this is an insightful piece of BBC journalism, which I want to share with you. The tsunami … Continue reading

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A contemporary long barrow for cremated remains

TweetYesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Tim Daw, a farmer and the owner and mastermind behind a newly built long barrow at All Cannings in Wiltshire (UK) for housing cremated remains, located in one of his fields.   It’s a magical … Continue reading

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