Events

04 - 07 September 2019

4th International Conference on Death, Dying and Disposal

Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

South West England

Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

01225 386949

infoddd@bath.ac.uk

http://www.bath.ac.uk/cdas

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal conference covers all aspects of death, dying, disposal, and bereavement. It is a multi-disciplinary residential conference open to all, including, but not limited to anthropologists, archaeologists, art and architectural historians, artists, bereavement counsellors, cultural theorists, critical race theorists, queer theorists, independent scholars, cultural geographers, deathwork practitioners, historians, literary theorists, medical and health practitioners, end-of-life and palliative care workers, philosophers, psychologists, students of religion, social policy analysts, social workers, sociologists, computer scientists, and those in the legal professions.

Taking place at a time when both academia and front-line practitioners are under increasing pressure to show ‘real world’ relevance and contribution, the theme of the conference is Engagement and Education. While focused on death, dying and disposal specifically, it is envisaged that this broad theme will attract papers related to:

  • The role/purpose/possibility of death studies
  • The visibility of death as a social issue
  • Heritage, museums, and the cultural sector
  • Knowledge economy
  • Media work
  • Public education
  • Meaning of expertise
  • Experiential knowledge
  • Working with non-academic audiences/organisations
  • Historical and archaeological narratives
  • Political economy of death
  • The politics of death, dying, and disposal

The conference has been held every two years since 1993 and 2019 marks the 10-year founding anniversary for the Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS). The ASDS promotes the study of death in the arts, humanities, social and allied sciences and sponsors the DDD conferences.

Abstracts (max 200 words) for conference papers are invited on any social aspect of death, dying and disposal related to Engagement & Education. As this is a multi-disciplinary conference abstracts need to communicate clearly with delegates from a wide range of disciplines.

Please submit all abstracts at [https://store.bath.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/accommodationand- hospitality-services/conferences/the-14th-international-conference-on-the-social-context-ofdeath- dying-and-disposal](https://store.bath.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/accommodationand- hospitality-services/conferences/the-14th-international-conference-on-the-social-context-ofdeath- dying-and-disposal)

Abstract closing date: Wednesday 20 February 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Understanding the impact of bereavement on our community

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park Centrum, Colney Ln, Norwich NR4 7UG

East of England

Rosedale Funeral Home & University of East Anglia

07753 299925

lucy@rosedalefuneralhome.co.uk

https://www.rosedalefuneralhome.co.uk/event/uea-conference/

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

The aim for the day is “to empower individuals to deliver the very best support to those who are working with the bereaved” and talk topics include mental health, suicide awareness, baby loss, child bereavement, and anatomy and bequeathals. The day will be of benefit to anyone who works with the bereaved – teachers, ministers, celebrants, counsellors, social workers, funeral directors or any other professional who supports the bereaved or who works within end of life care. There is an opportunity for some delegates to attend a tour of the School of Anatomy at the UEA and find out more about what happens when a body is bequeathed for medical research. These places are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis. Cost is £25 per delegate. Supporting organisations include MHFA England, Nelson’s Journey, pregnancy loss charity Time Norfolk, and Norfolk Suicide Bereavement Partnership.

23 - 25 September 2019

Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management Learning Convention & Exhibition

Chesford Grange Hotel near Kenilworth

West Midlands

Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM)

07976 939585

julie.dunk@iccm-uk.com

http://www.iccm-uk.com/iccm/index.php?pagename=conference

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

For any information about ICCM events, please contact Julie Dunk, ICCM Chief Executive at julie.dunk@iccm-uk.com, or on 07976 939585

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Suicide bereavement – what about us?

The Mercure Manchester City Hotel, Manchester

North West England

Suicide Bereavement UK + Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

http://suicidebereavementuk.com

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Suicide Bereavement UK’s 8th International Conference, run with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, at The Mercure Manchester City Hotel, Manchester. Cost: £120 + fees + VAT – book at suicidebereavementuk.com

11 - 13 October 2019

Pushing Up The Daisies

Frome, Somerset

South West England

07749 254653

pushingupdaisies@gmail.com

http://www.pushingupthedaisies.co.uk

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

A non-profit festival full of theatre, music, talks and stalls, including * Kevin Toolis, author of My Father's Wake * Liz Rothschild - Outside The Box * The Coffin Club * Winston's Wish * Dorothy House * The Compassionate Frome Project ... and many more. Main sponsors JC Atkinson, Musgrove Willows, and GoSimply Funerals.

25 - 27 October 2019

British Institute of Funeral Directors Annual Conference & Banquet

The Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast

Northern Ireland

British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD)

http://www.bifd.org.uk

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

For details and to book go to www.bifd.org.uk

Friday, November 15, 2019

FFMA Annual General Meeting + 80th Anniversary Dinner

Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

West Midlands

FFMA

chiefexec@ffma.co.uk

http://www.ffma.co.uk

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

FFMA Annual General Meeting takes place at 2pm followed by the 80th Anniversary Dinner at 7pm at the Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. More details shortly at www.ffma.co.uk

20 - 22 November 2019

Dying for change: evolution and revolution in palliative care

ACC Liverpool, King's Dock, Port of Liverpool, Kings Dock St, Liverpool L3 4FP

North West England

Hospice UK

0151 475 8888

http://www.compleatconference.co.uk/events/hospiceuk-2019

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Dying for change: evolution and revolution in palliative care Hospice UK flagship event at ACC Liverpool bring together everyone involved in leading hospice, palliative and end of life care for all ages. Book at compleatconference.co.uk/events/hospiceuk-2019