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CFP: 11th Death, Dying and Disposal Conference, September 2013

11th Death, Dying and Disposal Conference

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
September 5-8, 2013

DDD has always been a multidisciplinary conference and this one is no exception. Theories and Practice / Practice and Theories play into each other. And this applies as much to interdisciplinary academics as to cross-practice professionals. The DDD conferences have allowed practitioners and academics from clinical, health, welfare, and funerary professional settings and from other arts-humanities and social science worlds to offer their findings and to listen-in on each other's work. The media and press have also often found this creative mix appeals to what so many people now think about, and anticipate in death dying and disposal. This year's conference has a special interest in understanding current policies and practices affecting our broad area of DDD, but retains its consistent interests across the many disciplines and societies from which conference delegates come.

We are delighted to announce that the eleventh biennial Death, Dying and Disposal conference will be held at The Open University, Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes between the 5th -8th September 2013 under the auspices of the OU's Faculty of Health & Social Care and the Association for the Study of Death & Society (ASDS). We are arranging what we envisage will be a thought-provoking and innovative event which will once again bring together some of the leading international academics, practitioners and experts from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and clinical fields that make up the diverse arena of death and dying studies.

The Open University Walton Hall campus is situated within attractive grounds and provides a comfortable conference setting with all accommodation within walking distance.

Nearby attractions include the city of Milton Keynes which boasts an excellent shopping centre, new theatre and numerous restaurants, Bletchley Park, the famous code-breaking centre of World War II and iconic sculptures of concrete cows. Milton Keynes is also only approximately 40 minutes from London by train.

Call for papers

The underpinning rationale for the 2013 conference is 'Where theory meets practice' and we would like to welcome papers from academics, professionals and practitioners from a range of disciplines on any issue or topic which addresses this overarching theme. Academics might like to offer papers on the impact of theory on practice or how the study of practice has changed their ideas. There is also scope for researchers to present papers on the experience of practice research. The theme should be central to your offering.

There are two submission deadlines for papers; 3rd December 2012 and the 4th March 2013 respectively.

Please submit your abstracts via email to hsc-re-events@open.ac.uk


Conference registration opens in October 2012, so if you would like to find out more information about the conference or join our event mailing list, please visit our website at http://www8.open.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/main/research/research-events/death-dying-and-disposal-11

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to the Open University here in Milton Keynes.

Yours sincerely

DDD 11 Conference Organising Team

Web Page: www8.open.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/main/research/research-events/death-dying-and-disposal-11

Contact: hsc-re-events@open.ac.uk

Document: ASDS-event-Call for papers DDD11.doc

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