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.

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Avoiding Death in the Medieval.

Dear Death Historians,

A new free paper is now available to download, titled Plant Series, No. 8. MS408, Paris quadrifolia. The paper reveals some remarkable historic information about the use of the plant's toxins for treating conditions, diseases and infections. The plant also had religious significance due to its physical appearance, so it was believed to possess godly powers. This included salvation from death, which was a Medieval preoccupation. 

New Book Announcement: Death At the Edges of Empire

by Shannon Bontrager

Shannon Bontrager, Death at the Edges of Empire: Fallen Soldiers, Cultural Memory, and the Making of an American Nation, 1863-1921, Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2020). https://t.e2ma.net/webview/7c59hc/8ae525d39bd4c67b1ebd2ecdb3446e31

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/JnRnLwLA7Yk