Mr. Daniel Burrell
Race, Religion, Nationhood and Empire: Rethinking Cremationism in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain
|Race, Religion, Nationhood and Empire: Rethinking Cremationism in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain in the Department of History|
My research attempts to rethink Cremationism in late nineteenth-century Britain as a broad, pluralistic and eclectic philosophy or ideology, rather than a discrete social movement, which served as a space for the conceptualisation and contestation of an imagined modernity. I am interested in studying how Cremationism facilitated both British and global public engagment with the significant ideas and anxieties of the period, particulalry relating to conceptualisations of race and the 'other', class, religion, gender, sexuality, the family, as well as British nationhood and empire.
I completed both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees with the History Department at Durham University. My previous research has also focused upon the changing conceptualisations of death and disposal in modern Britain.
I am currently funded through the 'Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities'.
- Death Studies
- Cultural History
- British Imperialism
- Modern British Nationhood
- Conceptualisations of Race and the 'Other'
- Conceptualisations of Religion and Enchantment
- Conceptualisations of Modernity