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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Numerous human remains have been found during excavations at a Bronze Age site in Qinghai, giving a touching insight into the lives of these individuals. For further details, please visit the MailOnline.
Human remains belonging to 97 individuals have been found in a 5,000 year old house in northeast China. For further details of the discovery, please visit the livescience website.
The 400 year old skeletons of the lost leaders of Jamestown, the first British settlement in America, have been found in the chancel of Jamestown’s Historic church. For further details please visit National Geographic.
The remains of an ancient army have been found in a mass grave in Denmark. To read more about this, please visit ScienceNordic.
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 email@example.com.
See website for more information: https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/about/news-and-events/department/2015/death-conference/marginaldeathresearch/#tab-1