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DDD 15 International Conference

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

The 15thAnnual Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: Diversity and Decolonisation*

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Wednesday 1st Sept - Saturday 4th Sept 2021.


Conference themes:

In increasingly fractured and confusing times, this conference seeks to promote an inclusive approach to death as the one intersection that truly touches us all. The covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, Brexit, economic recession, the rise of right-wing populism and the re-emergence of culture wars are both shaped by and reproduce or seek to ameliorate deep inequalities at local, national and international scales. In this context, the conference aims to focus on forefronting issues of diversity and decolonisation in Death Studies.

In this spirit, we welcome papers and panels which focuson the following (non-exhaustive) list of possible topics, as they relate to death, dying and disposal:

The conference will be accompanied by an accessible, community co-curated arts and culture programme that will address these themes through exhibition, performance, discussions and experiential encounters.*

Submitting panels and papers:

The deadline for submission of panel proposals is 17.00 on Friday 11th December 2020.

Please send initial panel proposals to mailto:DDD15@mmu.ac.uk

For panel proposals, please provide:

You may submit a panel proposal without having identified or committed speakers at this stage. We will inform you by early January if your panel proposal has been accepted. You must then undertake your own Call for Papers and/or invite your panel members and then submit a full panel proposal, including speakers, titles and abstracts, by the final deadline as below. We reserve the right to decline panels at the second stage, subject to review.

If accepted as a panel proposal in December, you will be sent an email detailing how to submit the full panel.

The final deadline for individual paper abstracts and full panel details is 17.00 on Friday 16th April 2021.

To submit yourindividual paper abstracts please complete THIS SURVEYwith your details, paper title, abstract and biography.

You should expect notification about your paper or panel by the start of May 2021.

Conference registration will also open at this time.

For any enquiries please email mailto:DDD15@mmu.ac.uk (please do not submit individual abstracts to this address).

*Please note - we are planning a mainly on-site, physical conference but due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic we reserve the right to modify the actual conference organisation.

Download this DDD15 info (docx)