Death Online Research Symposium


Death Online Research Symposium
2pm Wednesday April 9th – 6pm Thursday April 10th, 2014

Co-hosted by the Death Online Research Network and Durham University’s
Centre for Death and Life Studies
Collingwood College, Durham.

As digital media have become an integral part of our everyday life, so have
death and our afterlife become inextricably interwoven with technology.
Marking the formation of an international research network within the field,
the 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.

Confirmed keynote speaker at the symposium will be Professor Tony Walter,
Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath.
Invited speakers will include Professor Douglas Davies (Durham University)
and Professor Steve Jones (University of Illinois at Chicago).

For more information (or to join the Death Online Research Network), visit

The full programme for this event is available here:

You can register for this conference here:

Registration costs £30 for both days, with additional costs for dinner and
accommodation. Registration closes March 31st.

For further information, please email

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