My new book,Mortal Dilemmas: The Troubled Landscape of Death in America (Left Coast Press), is now available. Written for a general audience, I consider some of the persistent conflicts that occur during dying and after death. While I focus on the United States, there are also many cross-cultural examples. There are chapters on the debate about physician assisted death, the management of persons in vegetative states, disputes over brain death, the medicalization of grief and the problems of remembering the dead.
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.
Conference July 7th ~ 8th 2016 – CALL FOR PAPERS
Date: 18 - 19 June 2016
Location: Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath, UK
Call for papers
CFP: Transnational Death, an edited volume
Editors: Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto, Samira Saramo, and Hanna Snellman
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society (SKS), Studia Fennica Ethnologia series (the final publishing decision will be made after the review process)
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
New Directions in the Use of Oral Testimonies:
Soviet Experiences of the Holocaust
August 1-12, 2016