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The Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS)

ASDS promotes the study of death in the arts, humanities, social and allied sciences. To this end, the association will:

Call for Papers for The 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

We are now seeking papers and panels on a range of topics connected to our main theme of 'Diversity and Decolonisation'. As ever, this 'Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal' conference is multi-disciplinary and open to all, including artists, academics, professionals and practitioners of all kinds, whose interests and/or practices are related to death and dying.

Due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, DDD15 will be an entirely virtual event. The conference will take place in line with the time zone (GMT) of the conference organisers, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) but we welcome and encourage papers from around the world.

For enquiries about submitting panels by Friday 9th April 2021.

The final deadline for individual paper abstracts and full panel details is Friday 14th May 2021 at 23:59

Detailed Info and links on our DDD15 Conference page

What is the Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS)?

ASDS Awards

Previous International Death, Dying, and Disposal (DDD) Conferences

Changes to ASDS Membership

ASDS Membership Benefits

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Information for Early Career Scholars

ASDS General Council Member Role Description

ASDS Organisational Memberships


In becoming an ASDS member, you will be joining a community who share your interests in developing the study of death and society. Contact Dr. Giorgio Scalici for more information about the society and its benefits. Click here to join now.