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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CFP Migrant Death: Past & Present Community Responses to the End of Life

Call for Workshop Papers on theme of "Migrant Death: Past & Present Community Responses to the End of Life"

The Workshop is part of the 15TH ETMU CONFERENCE: VULNERABILITY, RESILIENCE AND RESISTANCE IN DIVERSE SOCIETIES, being held 15-16th November 2018 at Åbo Akademi University, in beautiful Turku, Finland.

Call for papers: “The Undead” theme issue of Thanatos 1/2019

Thanatos is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary open access journal (https://thanatos-journal.com/in-english/) published by the Finnish Death Studies Association (https://kuolemantutkimus.com/in-english/). The theme of the Thanatos spring issue in 2019 will be “The Undead”.


Discussion about death in the Medieval.

Dear H-Death members,

Those of you interested in illness, death and grieving in the Mediterranean during the Medieval may be interested in two new papers.

Recently the writing system of a Medieval manuscript was revealed to be proto-Romance: i.e. the ancestor to Spanish and the other modern Romance languages. In addition, it is written with a proto-Italic alphabet. It is the only known document of this kind and therefore has considerable linguistic and historic importance.