‘This is the End (Of Life): Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Death, Dying, & Disposal’, 20 May 2020, @ University of Leeds, ECR Conference

‘This is the End (Of Life): Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Death, Dying, & Disposal’, 20 May 2020, @ University of Leeds, ECR Conference

‘This is the End (Of Life): Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Disposal’ at the University of Leeds, May 20, 2020. An Interdisciplinary Student and Early Careers Researcher Conference by the University of Leeds Institute for Medieval Studies, School of History, and the Centre for Medical Humanities.

The conference seeks to talk openly about death and its many forms, as well as inform participants of the wide range of methodologies and frameworks for investigating death and dying across different scholarly realms.
Participants will be asked to reflect on death, dying, end of life care, and the body after death. Using interdisciplinary approaches from the growing field of medical humanities, participants will bring together historical and contemporary perceptions and representations of death, dying, and disposal in order to paint a picture of the acts, reactions, and conceptions that encompass death and dying. We welcome proposals across time periods and geographical ranges and are not limited to contemporary perspectives of death, dying, and disposal.

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 250 words (for 20-minute previously unpublished papers), plus a short biographical note of 100 words, and 5 keywords to deathdyingatleeds@gmail.com​ by 13​ ​March 2020 with ‘Leeds Death 2020 Abstract’ written in the subject line of the email. We will also accept roundtable proposals with interdisciplinary or cross-temporal interests of up to five participants.

Please see event details on the conference website for more information: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/medieval/events/event/1735/this-is-the-end-interdisciplinary-perspectives-of-death-dying-and-disposal