In June 2010, a two-day conference was organised in Edinburgh to provide a platform for further interdisciplinary discussion and to create new networks between researchers with similar interests throughout the academic community. Building upon its success, this virtual research group was created in order to provide an online scholarly resource for further reasearch on the conference themes. The following page acts as an archive to this event and the papers presented:

Death, Commemoration and Memory:
An Exploration of Representation, Concept and Change

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June 2010
The conference brought together over seventy scholars from a variety of disciplines and academic institutions. The papers presented covered subjects as diverse as classical funerary monuments and roadside memorials; the treatment of war dead and the reception of celebrity deaths.

Please see attached PDF of Programme

Conference Venue

The conference was held at St. Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh  - the University of Edinburgh's Museum of Musical Instruments and the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland.

Keynote Speakers

"The Three Last Things", Death, Memorialisation and Commemoration
Professor Dana Arnold, University of Southampton

A Labor of Death and a Labor Against Death; Memorial Tattoos in Late Modernity
Dr John Troyer, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath


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