The Senses and Spaces of Death, Dying and Remembering: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 27, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Health and Health Care, Sociology

Call for Papers - The Senses and Spaces of Death, Dying and Remembering: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Bringing together, artists, academics and professionals working in a range of services relating to end of life, this conference will consider how space plays a role in practices of remembrance in the past and present, and in different cultures across the world. Through talks, performances and opportunities for discussion, we’ll think about being in a particular place might help us remember those we have lost, what emotions spaces bring about, and how we engage with places to keep their memories alive.

We invite contributions of all kinds on the following questions: 

  • Where do the memories of the dead live?
  • What role do our senses play in acts of remembrance?
  • How might different spaces trigger particular emotional memories of those who have died
  • What practices do different individuals, families and communities use to manage processes of dying and remembrance?
  • Any other questions or related topics

For full details see:  https://livingwithdying.leeds.ac.uk/conference/

Leeds, UK, 27-28 March 2018.

Deadline for abstracts: 30th November 2017

Contact Info: 

Dr Jessica Hammett, University of Leeds

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