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 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. Please send them to editorial-death@mail.h-net.msu.edu (or by clicking on "Contact the Editors" on the right side of the homepage) and add them as attachments.