Death & Culture II

Thursday 6 September 2018, 9.00AM to Friday 7 6:00pm

How does culture understand death?

This biennial conference focuses on the impact of mortality on culture, and the ways in which the very fact of death has shaped human behaviour, evidenced through thought, action, production and expression. The conference, in its second iteration, seeks to continue engaging with the study of mortality as an academic enterprise, supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement. This truly interdisciplinary event brings together death scholars, including postgraduates, as well as those who might not consider themselves death scholars whose work that overlaps with death and the dead.

We welcome contributions on topics such as but not limited to:

  • Governance of mortality
  • Death in the popular imagination
  • Death and the digital realm
  • Work in the death industry
  • Mass death in the age of individualism
  • Artistic death

Abstracts of two-hundred words and a one-hundred word biography should be sent to the email below by 1 May 2018.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Dina Khapaeva
  • Professor Dorthe Refslund Christensen
  • Professor Joanna Bourke
  • Professor Stephen Regan 

This event will launch a new associated book series, Emerald Studies in Death and Culture

Registration CLOSED

Location: University of York

Admission: CLOSED

Email: death-and-culture@york.ac.uk