Death, Burial and the Afterlife in the Arts and Humanities

Country: Ireland

City: Dublin

Abstr. due: 13.11.2015

Dates: 23.06.16 — 25.06.16

Area Of Sciences: Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: Wolfgang.Marx@ucd.ie

Organizers: University College Dublin

 

Death fundamentally determines human existence,  and the ways in which societies  respond to this fact play a crucial part in shaping the identities of individuals as well as social, religious and political groups. Hence the arts and humanities have always focused on death as one of their central topics, including the fear of death, the ‘taming’ of death through ritual or aesthetic sublimation or the utilisation of death to manipulate social and political ends.

This three-day conference – hosted by the UCD College of Arts & Humanities– aims at bringing together representatives of all branches of the arts and humanities from Ireland and further afield. In an interdisciplinary exchange, we hope to foster new insights into the way in which death shapes our existence, and welcome proposals on all issues related to death, burial and the afterlife. These may focus, for example, on individual or collective experiences, the role of death in personal, religious or national contexts, death’s sublimation in the arts or the use of death as a metaphor.

Information source:http://goldenpages.jpehs.co.uk/2015/09/04/death-burial-and-the-afterlife-in-the-arts-and-humanities/

Conference Web-Site: http://www.ucd.ie/deathburialafterlife/