Biennial Death & Culture Conference

York St John University, 3-4 September 2020

DaCNet is pleased to invite abstracts for Death & Culture III. This interdisciplinary and international research network welcomes a broad range of papers, whether rooted in empirical studies or in conceptual and theoretical engagements which focus on cultural responses to mortality.

Death & Culture III promotes continuing engagement with the study of death, and acts as a forum for networking and the sharing of multidisciplinary death scholarship.

We welcome contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Death and the popular imagination
  • Work in death and death-ajacent industries
  • Governance of mortality
  • Death in the digital age
  • Mass death in the age of individualsm
  • Artistic approaches to mortality

Abstract submission:

The abstract submission portal will open on 01 July 2019 and will remain open until 31 March 2020. 

Promotional material:

Day symposia

DaCNet hosts at least one day-symposium annually, for more information, see the link above.

Previous Conferences

Death & Culture II (6-7 September 2018)

Keynote addresses from: Professor Joanna Bourke, Professor Dina Khapaeva, and Professor Stephen Regan.

Download the DC2-2018 (PDF , 2,658kb).


Death & Culture I (1-3 September 2016)

Keynote addresses from: Professor Jacque Lynn Foltyn, Professor Sarah Tarlow, Dr Michele Aaron, and Professor Eva Reimers.

Download the DC1-2016 (PDF , 2,934kb)