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DDD 13 International Conference

On 6 September 2017, ASDS President Professor Allan Kellehear was delighted to present the inaugural ASDS Awards.

Professor Jenny Hockey is presented with certificate a framed by Professor Allan Kellehear

Founding ASDS President Professor Jenny Hockey is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This is awarded to ASDS members who have made significant contributions to Death Studies over the course of a career. Allan paid especial tribute to Jenny's support of newer Death Studies researchers.

Professor Glennys Howarth is presented with a framed certificate  by Professor Allan Kellehear

Founding ASDS member, Mortality founding editor and Centre for Death & Society co-founder Professor Glennys Howarth is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Allan describes Glennys as "pivotal" in the establishment of Death Studies as a field of academic study.

Professor Carol Komaromy is presented with her framed vertificate by Professor Allan Kellehear

Professor Carol Komaromy is presented with her Public Education Award. In addition to running popular Death Studies courses at the Open University and hosting DDD11, Carol has brought Death Studies to public attention through her media work.

Death Dying and Disposal 13

Ritual Religion and Magic Conference

6th-10th September 2017

At the University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Enquiries:

Academic: Duncan Sayer - dsayer@uclan.ac.uk

Other: Liz Roberts - ConferenceAndEvents@uclan.ac.uk

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In popular western culture the number 13 is often unlucky, evoking superstition, or witches. Yet there were 13 members of the last supper, Friday the 13 is lucky in Italy and in Judaism it is the age for rites of passage. The theme for this DDD is Ritual, Religion and Magic its perception interpretation and role in healthcare, death, dying, and burial. Individual papers might include, but are not restricted to: death technology and magic, liminality, religion and spirituality in end of life care, ethics and culture at the deathbed, dying inside (and outside) of modern health care, spirituality and the death of animals, rites of passage in dying, superstition and funerals, ritual application in preparing the corpse and burring the dead. Emergent religious and cultural practices in the disposal of the dead, ancestors online, Death, dying and grief in public and on the internet. Talking with the dead, the dead in popular horror, the dead in witchcraft execution or haunting or social rituals associated with the dead body, spirituality or lifeways and deathways.