The Association for the Study of Death and Society present:
The 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: Diversity and Decolonisation
Wednesday 1st September – Saturday 4th September 2021
Registration opening soon
Call For Papers
In increasingly fractured and confusing times, this conference seeks to place death as the one intersection that truly touches us all.
Due to the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will now be facilitated entirely on-line.
We welcome papers and panels on the following (non-exhaustive) list of possible topics, as they relate to death, dying and disposal:
- Cultural appropriation
- Environmental emergency and extinction
- Grievability and bare life
- The posthuman
- The COVID-19 pandemic
- New forms of care, solidarity, community and support
- The role of technology eg. the internet, social media, online funerals, support networks etc.
The conference will be accompanied by an accessible, community co-curated arts and culture programme that will address these themes through audio visual presentations, performance and discussions.
If you would like to organise a panel session (of 4 speakers) please contact Craig Young on email@example.com. You will be given further instructions on submitting the panel if your proposal is accepted.
The final deadline for individual paper abstracts and full panel details was Friday 14th May 2021 at 23:59, but the system will remain open until the end of Monday 17th May to capture any late submissions.
For individual paper abstracts please enrol here with your details, paper title, abstract and biography.
All papers should be no more than 20 minutes in duration.
As well as offering subsidised places for PGRs and ASDS members, we are also offering a limited number of free places for delegates who would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial hardship. If you wish to apply for this scheme, please indicate on your submission.
You should expect a reply by June 2021, at which time conference registration will also open.
For any enquiries please email DDD15@mmu.ac.uk (please do not submit individual abstracts to this address).
The conference offers a wide range of speakers, both academic and practitioners. Please see below for details of our keynotes, plenaries and ASDS sessions. A full programme will follow in summer 2021. All details are subject to change.
Please see below for guides on how the virtual event platform will work. For all other inquiries, please click the contact us button.
Virtual Event Help Guide
Please see below for 'how to' guides on attending and speaking at our virtual event.