Forthcoming events

Thu
5
Dec

Death & Relationships (BSA)

9.00AM, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

Thu
3
Sep

Death & Culture III

9.00AM, York St John University

Past events

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work

Thursday 13 June 2019

DaCNet invites papers for this interdisciplinary one-day symposium.

Materialising Loss and Facing the Absence-Presence of the Dead

Wednesday 15 May 2019

This presentation is based on interviews carried out with bereaved individuals in Sweden and United Kingdom, and examines how the loss of a significant other unravels through a process of materialisation.

York Dead Good Festival 2019

Monday 13 May 2019

DaCNet presents a series of accessible talks throughout the York Dead Good Festival 2019.

Walking amongst the dead: The York Death and Culture walk

Friday 8 March 2019

Wherever you walk in the ancient walled city of York you are never too far away from the deceased. By walking through spaces and places in York you can explore and reflect upon human mortality. Walking is a distinct method which introduces people to the rich history of death, dying and disposal of the dead in evocative ways across time.

The Promise and Perils of Researching Sensitive Issues

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Research concerning sensitive and emotionally demanding issues is vital but challenging work in which the onus of care tends to be placed directly on the researcher. Book your place at this BSA funded symposium.

Death & Culture II

Thursday 6 September 2018

This biennial conference focuses on the impact of mortality on culture and the ways in which the very face of death has shaped human behaviour.

RoSII Meeting

Monday 21 May 2018

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.

Annual Cemeteries Colloquium

Friday 18 May 2018

The Cemeteries Colloquium is the annual event hosted by the Cemetery Research Group for academics across all disciplines to meet and discuss new and emerging research on the places of burial.

Playing Dead

Thursday 17 May 2018

A one day symposium exploring the intersections between death, culture and play

DacNet Postgraduate Peer Support Network

Friday 20 April 2018

The inaugural meeting of DaCNet's postgraduate peer support network.

Death and Culture Conference

Thursday 1 September 2016

How can we, as academics, understand cultural responses to mortality?

Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework

Wednesday 2 December 2015

There is a sustained western cultural fascination with death, dying, dead bodies and wounds that includes, but is not limited to film, television, artwork, music and literature making death one of the most fertile areas to conduct research.

Mourning and Morbidity: Death and British Art

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Art in Britain has always been concerned with mourning and morbidity, and with death as a social, cultural and ritualistic process. This event will consider the extent to which death and its visual cultures have impacted the production and reception of art in Britain and beyond.

'What death can join together': Neo-Victorian mortalities in the 21st century

Wednesday 26 November 2014

A multi-disciplinary seminar with speakers including Marie-luise Kohlke (University of Swansea)

Symbolic Death

Wednesday 15 October 2014

A multi-disciplinary seminar.

Negotiating Morbid Spaces: a symposium

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Combining an interest in the use and interpretation of space and morbidity the purpose of this event is to critically explore these issues through an interdisciplinary approach.