The Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS) and Manchester Metropolitan University presents:
The 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: Diversity and Decolonisation
Wednesday 1st September – Saturday 4th September 2021
Please note that registration for the conference and evening programme is now closed.
Call For Papers
Abstracts and panel submission is now closed.
In increasingly fractured and confusing times, this conference seeks to place death as the one intersection that truly touches us all. The conference focuses on 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 is accompanied by a free, accessible, community co-curated arts and culture programme that will address these themes through audio visual presentations, performance and discussions.
The conference offers a wide range of speakers, both academic and practitioners. Please see below for details of our keynotes/plenaries, panels and speakers, ASDS sessions and the evening cultural programme.
A final programme is now published below.
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.