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Autumn 2018

WORKSHOP – Call for Papers!

Death in Theory. A workshop of multidisciplinary approaches on studying death. December 11, 2018, in Turku, Finland.

Venue: Aikala, Historicum 2nd floor, Kaivokatu 12, Turku

Death does not only make the methods of disposing or preserving the corpse topical, but it is also a system providing the meaning for death itself. Although, death is a biological process, it is at the same time a phenomenon of cultural, social, religious and philosophical significance. What kind of conceptual framework, terminology and methodology is needed in studying death, and how do they affect the analysis of historical or prehistorical death?

We are looking for short introductions (ca. 15–20 min) addressing theoretical approachess in studying death and burial from different perspectives (e.g. archaeology, history, folklore, philosophy, religion and ethnology) to be presented at Death in Theory workshop. The abstracts should be ca. 150 words, and they should be sent to or by November 15, 2018. The language of the workshop is English.

For more information:

Ulnor Uotila,
Ulla Moilanen,


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