CfP: Death Online Research Symposium


Death Online Research Symposium
Wednesday April 9th – Thursday April 10th, 2014

Durham University Centre for Death and Life Studies, Durham University, UK.

Keynote speaker:  Professor Tony Walters, Director of the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, UK.

As digital media have become an integral part of our everyday life, so have also death and our afterlife become inextricably interwoven with technology. Marking the formation of the international research network Death Online Research, this first Death Online Research Symposium will focus on current research into the digital mediation of dying, death, mourning and personal legacy, in order to explore and discuss how online connectivity is changing how, when and where we engage with death. We invite presentations within the following areas: online memorial sites; grief and social media; mobile technologies in graveyards; the digital afterlife; and digital inheritance. We welcome other relevant perspectives on the impacts digital technology has on the context of death in the 21st century.

Paper abstracts of 400 words should be submitted to by January 5th, 2014.

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