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Deadline: 31 March 2020


Death & Culture III

York St John University 

3-4 September 2020


The Death & Culture Network (DaCNet) based at the University of York is pleased to invite abstracts for Death & Culture III, the third iteration of its biennial conference.

Founded in 2016, DaCNet seeks to explore and understand cultural responses to mortality. It focuses on the impact of death and the dead on culture, and the way in which they have shaped human behaviour, evidenced through thought, action, production and expression. The network is committed to promoting and producing an inter-disciplinary study of mortality supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement.

Keynote speakers: Dr Philip Stone (iDTR, UCLAN), Shannon Taggart (Independent Artist and Photographer), and the Creative Histories of Witchcraft project team comprising of: Dr Will Pooley (University of Bristol), Poppy Corbett (Independent Playwright) and Anna Kisby-Compton (Independent Poet and Researcher)

Death & Culture III promotes the continuing engagement with the study of death, and acts as a forum for networking and the sharing of multidisciplinary death scholarship. We welcome contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Death and the popular imagination
  • Work in death and death-adjacent industries
  • Governance of mortality
  • Death in the digital age
  • Mass death in the age of individualism
  • Artistic approaches to mortality

This internationally reaching conference will bring together death scholars, including postgraduate students, artists, the charity sector, the professional environment, as well as those who might not consider themselves death scholars whose work overlaps with thanatological enquiry.

Key Information

  • Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted using the online portal: by 31 March 2020.
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