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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international and Interdisciplinary conferences

Call for Paper and Panel

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

New Delhi, India

Dates:  December 27-29, 2016

Topic: Society, Culture and Morality: East and West

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


Sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India,

Directed and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Elon, NC, USA




Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants

NEW BOOK on "living wills" and life-threatening illness in America


I’m hopeful that my new book will be of some interest to people on this list. By way of background, I write intellectual history and medical ethics/humanities and run a Center for Humanizing Critical Care that attempts to improve the care of people with life-threatening illness in the intensive care units.

Death/Burial Syllabi

If you have taught a course with a concentration pertaining to death, burial practices etc. please share your syllabus with the network and your colleagues. The course could be an introduction/advanced, undergraduate or graduate.