Call for papers
Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, International Conference (ABDD11)
On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are very pleased to invite you to attend the eleventh edition of “Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, International Conference” (ABDD11), which will take place, as always, at the “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania, between 26th and 28th September 2019.
With its unique friendly atmosphere, our interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conference offers an excellent opportunity for academics, experts and practitioners from diverse fields such as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, medicine, literary studies, theology, or architecture to network and to share knowledge, experiences and research findings on a variety of themes concerning death and dying, such as the followings:
- challenges of grieving in a digital age
- old and contemporary meanings of the ‘good’ death
- ageing well, dying well and their reverses
- death, dying and the postmodern search for meaning
- the great equaliser and the socioeconomic inequalities in dying
- death and dying within the entertainment industry
- dreaming, theorising and designing immortality today
- the rise of the undead in movies and game industry
- the art and rituals of photographing the dead nowadays
- (not so) changing attitudes towards death
- new theories and ideologies of death
- cultural memory and the landscapes of death
- death anxiety and the promises of new age movement
- the dying brain: mind, identity, agency
- medicalization and de-medicalization of death
- suicide and capital punishment in times of ‘happiology’
- enduring ethical challenges of organ donation
- personal narratives of death and dying
Those interested are invited to submit a proposal of roughly 250-300 words, followed by 3-5 key-words, no later than August 1, 2019 to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please include also a short bio of yourself, indicating your academic title/affiliation, research interests, significant publications etc. Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance by August 10, 2019.
Selected papers could be considered for publication in a collective volume or in an international journal.
As our tradition demands, the karaoke show will be part of this edition too.
- “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Romania
- National Museum of Unification, Alba Iulia, Romania
- Alba County Council
- “Amurg. Romanian Cremation Association”
- “Romanian Association for Death Studies”
- Marius Rotar (Romania)
- Peter C. Jupp (UK)
- Tony Walter (UK)
- Corina Rotar (Romania)
- Adriana Teodorescu (Romania)
- Victor Tudor Roșu (Romania)
- Cristina Douglas (UK)
- Lucian Teodorescu (Romania)
- Aleksandra Pavicevic (Serbia)
- Marina Sozzi (Italy)
To be announced soon.
|Deadline for abstract submission||August 1, 2019|
|Notification of acceptance||August 10, 2019|
|Registration ends||September 10, 2019|
|Conference||September 26-28, 2019|
Conference fee and registration
The conference fee is 45 EUR. It must be paid after the notification of acceptance here:
|Name of the account holder||Asociatia Cremationista Amurg|
|Adress||Latureni, 12, Hunedoara|
|International Bank Account Number (IBAN)||RO 07 BTRL 0630 4205 K646 06XX|
|Name of the bank||BANCA TRANSILVANIA|
|Bank Identification COD SWIFT (BIC)||BTRL RO21 HD1|
When paying report specific information: (mandatory!): Dying and Death Conference
Please note that the costs of travel and accommodation will NOT be covered by the organizers. Meals and coffee breaks will be provided.
If your proposal will be accepted, we advise you to book your flights to Cluj-Napoca airport, Sibiu airport or Tîrgu-Mureș airport.
Some information regarding the history of our conference (2007-2015) could be read here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07481187.2016.1257876