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A Cultural History of Death

We are delighted to announce the publication of 'A Cultural History of Death' (Bloomsbury), a unique scholarly resource framing our mortality through eight themes and six eras edited by Professor Douglas Davies.
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CDALS Attends After Life Conference

On 2 December 2022, CDALS members attended the one-day After Life: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Death and Dying Conference at Newcastle University.
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CDALS attends DORS#6 – Death Futures

The Death Online Research Symposium – DORS#6: Death Futures – took place over three days in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, hosted at Northumbria University’s School of Design. The conference brought together a range of scholars from around the world, both in person and online, who are all broadly working on projects concerning death in relation to the digital age.
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Call for Abstracts - Death and Sexuality

Death and Sexuality Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement Study Group Annual Symposium Thursday 14th December 2023, Hybrid Delivery at the University of Liverpool and Online
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Introducing Dr Georgina Robinson

We are delighted to announce that after submitting her PhD thesis in April, Georgina Robinson passed her viva voce examination in July 2023.

Marie Curie Research Impact Fund

Maximising the impact of palliative and end of life care research on policy or practice.
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Recent Publications

Check out some of the recent publications from members of the Centre for Death and life Studies.
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Webinar: Sharing Lament and Reinvesting in Hope when Loved Ones Die by Suicide

Sharing Lament and Reinvesting in Hope when Loved Ones Die by Suicide By Dr Carrie Doehring (Iliff School of Theology) Part of the Moral Injury Webinar Series organised by the International Centre for Moral Injury (ICMI) in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University
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CDALS PhD Student Goes Down Under

Georgina Robinson, from Durham University's Centre for Death-Life Studies, shares about her trip to speak at the Redesigning Deathcare Conference hosted by the DeathTech Research Team at the University of Melbourne.
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Call for papers: Death Futures

Call for papers for the Conference: Death Futures The 6th International Symposium of the Death Online / Research Network Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, May 31st – June 2nd, 2023
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Marie Curie 2023 Research Conference

Marie Curie Research Conference 2023: Improving End of Life for All
Marie-Curie Research Conferenece 2023 February 6-10