The Senses and Spaces of Death, Dying and Remembering

A conference to explore historical and contemporary perspectives.

Bringing together, artists, academics and professionals working in a range of services relating to end of life, this conference will consider how space plays a role in practices of remembrance in the past and present, and in different cultures across the world. Through talks, performances and opportunities for discussion, we’ll think about being in a particular place might help us remember those we have lost, what emotions spaces bring about, and how we engage with places to keep their memories alive.

View our call for proposals here.

The conference will be held at the Live Art Bistro, Leeds, on 27-28 March 2018.

Our confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Allan Kellehear (University of Bradford) and Dr Avril Maddrell (University of Reading). The programme will also feature contributions from international artists.

This conference is jointly organised by The Grief Series team, led by Ellie Harrison, and the University of Leeds’ ‘Living with Dying’ project, led by Dr Laura King.

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