The Death and Culture Network based at the University of York seeks to explore and understand cultural responses to mortality. It focuses on the impact of death and the dead on culture, and the way in which they have shaped human behaviour, evidenced through thought, action, production and expression. The network is committed to promoting and producing an inter-disciplinary study of mortality supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement.
Our biennial conferences focuses on the impact of mortality of culture, and the ways in which the very fact of death has shaped human behavior evidenced through thought, action, production and expression.
Follow the above link or click here for more information about our previous events.
Emerald Studies in Death and Culture provides an outlet for cross-disciplinary exploration of aspects of mortality. We welcome proposals for monographs and edited collections, and also for short books. Contributions from early career researchers are particularly welcome. You can find more information here.
This interdisciplinary reading group aims to tackle contemporary theory and research into the impact of death and the dead on culture. Please click the above link for more information.
Researchers of Sensitive Interdisciplinary Issues (RoSII)
RoSII is DaCNet's interdisciplinary research forum for postgraduate research students and early career researchers. It offers a place for peer-support and discussion regarding the researching of sensitive issues.
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Our steering group is made up of (clockwise from top left): Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce (Sociology), Dr Julie Rugg (Centre for Housing Policy), Dr Ben Poore (Theatre, Film and Television) and Dr Jack Denham (Sociology, York St John University).
For more information about our membership, associate members and research students, click here.
Death & Culture Network
University of York