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D-Day Research Day

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Time: 9.30am - 6.00pm
Venue: to be confirmed
Price: £10-£20

D-Day Research Day

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This one-day research seminar brings together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines sharing an interest in aspects of death, dying and mourning in society. We ask how individuals and communities interpret and talk about death, illness, suicide, and the grieving process in private and public domains. The aim of this seminar is to enhance trans-disciplinary academic and public understandings of socio-cultural aspects of death and dying.

The seminar will provide an interdisciplinary forum for the critical and creative exploration of death and dying, involving invited speakers, poster presentations, and the opportunity to participate in a Death Café over lunch. It will be followed by a specially commissioned performance by Josh Whatsize, a 2nd year Politics and Drama student.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Dariusz Galasinski (Wolverhampton University), Professor Elena Semino (Lancaster University), Dr Zsofia Demjen (Open University), and Josefine Speyer (Natural Death Centre).

Themes:
- Discourses on assisted dying, end-of-life care and suicide
- Narratives of illness, bereavement, death and dying
- Death-related practices
- Ideologies of emotion, death & dying

We invite researchers, practitioners and students who are interested in contributing to the day to send in a summary proposal of no more than 300 words for an oral presentation, or poster display by 8th October (please add D-Day 2014 to your subject line) to;
Sharon Young (Politics and Human Rights) on Sharon.young@kingston.ac.uk 

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Korina Gixoglou
Email: Korina.Giaxoglou@kingston.ac.uk

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