H-Death is a scholarly network that explores the multitude of historical issues surrounding the process and experience of dying and death. The H-Death network will allow scholars to compare and contrast the processes and experiences of dying and death across time and space, including American, European and non-Western contexts.

Recent Content

NEW EDITED COLLECTION _ Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed

A comprehensive study of how burial customs highlight social status and class

Editors: Dr. Allan Amanik - Assistant Professor in the Department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

             Dr. Kami Fletcher - Associate Professor of American and African American History at Albright College

INTRODUCING--the Collective for Radical Death Studies

The Collective for Radical Death Studies (CRDS) is the radical shift Death Studies needs and thereby serves as a source of knowledge for how death practitioners, death care professionals, students and scholars alike can all better understand deathways of people of color and marginalized groups.  Sources that may be of most value to you most are the CRDS Rad Death Canon, the

New book announcement - Technologies of the Human Corpse (MIT Press 2020)

Technologies of the Human Corpse

The relationship of the dead body with technology through history, from nineteenth-century embalming machines to the death-prevention technologies of today.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/technologies-human-corpse

Summary

The relationship of the dead body with technology through history, from nineteenth-century embalming machines to the death-prevention technologies of today.