Call for Papers: Identity in Scotland from the Medieval to the Modern: Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices

Death and Identity in Scotland from the Medieval to the Modern: Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices will take place from Friday 29 January to Sunday 31 January 2016 at New College, University of Edinburgh.

This is the third in a series of conferences that aims to accelerate interest and research into Scottish death studies. The theme for 2016 is death and identity. Papers are invited to explore this subject within any period from the medieval into the modern day from any disciplinary perspective. Established research and work-in-progress welcomed. Send abstracts of no more than 200 words by 16 October 2015 to: susan.buckham@stir.ac.uk

Call for Abstracts – Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework

Abstracts are being welcomed for the ‘Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework’ symposium at the University of York on, but not limited to, the following themes:

– Death in popular culture
– Dead Bodies
– Death and the visual
– Fashion and the dead
– Playing Dead/Dead Acting
– Social Media and Death
– Celebrating Death
– Undeath and the undead

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words long and must be sent by Monday, October 5th 2015.Please forward abstracts or questions to death-symposium@york.ac.uk.

See website for more information: https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/about/news-and-events/department/2015/death-conference/marginaldeathresearch/#tab-1