Death and the Disposal of the Body 2015

International Conference Death and the Disposal of the Body (DDD12) will be held by "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Romania, in September 2015.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 12th biennial “Death, Dying and Disposal Conference” (DDD12) which will be held at the “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania, between the 2nd and the 6th of September 2015.

DDD12 is organized under the auspices of the Association for the Study of Death & Society (ASDS), the “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, the Alba County Council and the National Museum of Unification, Alba Iulia, Romania. The main partners of this scientific event are Amurg, the Romanian Cremation Association and Pro Ignis Crematorium in Cluj, Romania.

This conference edition marks an important moment in the history of death studies for two reasons:

  1. For the first time in the history of death studies, the DDD International Conference is hosted by an Eastern European country. This brings the opportunity of opening and expanding the field of death studies to reach other scholars.
  2. The annual “Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe International Conference” (ABDD) will join forces with the “Death, Dying and Disposal International Conference” (DDD12), thus strengthening the death studies in Europe and across the world.

The theme of the 2015 DDD International Conference is ‘Eastern and Western Ways of Dying and Death’. The conference welcomes papers from academics, professionals and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines on any issue which addresses this topic: history, anthropology, sociology, arts, literature, music, archeology, cultural studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, medicine, etc. Multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches are particularly encouraged. The main aim is to render visible the differences but also the similarities between Western and Eastern ways of understanding and socio-culturally constructing death, in order to foster and enhance the knowledge in the field of death studies.

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Call for papers