Conf/CfP - Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, 26 and 28 September 2017, Romania

Publish Date: Apr 21, 2017

Deadline: Jul 20, 2017

Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe

The tenth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABDD10).

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the tenth edition of “Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference” (ABBDD10), which will take place at the “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba-Iulia, Romania, between 26th and 28th September 2017.

Our inter and multidisciplinary conference wishes to bring together academics and practitioners from various fields, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicians, architects etc. to explore and shed new lights on themes such as the followings:

  • Socio-anthropological aspects of death and dying (representations, beliefs, attitudes)
  • Grief, mourning and bereavement (communication, practices, therapies, theories)
  • End-of-life and palliative care
  • Close to death: ageing, dementia, illness
  • Disposal of the body (burial, cremation, traditional and postmodern funerary rites)
  • Cultural representations of death (art, music, literature, philosophy, architecture)
  • Narratives of death, dying and losing (testimonials, diaries, fiction, photo albums)
  • Ethical aspects of death (euthanasia, organ donation, death penalty, prolonging life)
  • Death and violence (suicide, murder, terrorism, wars)
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Historical and comparative perspectives on death and dying
  • Afterlife, post-self, literal and symbolic immortality
  • Death in popular culture (death cafés, virtual wakes, death in movies, newspapers or pop art).

Please submit an abstract proposal of no more than 300-350 words before July 20, 2017 at the following addresses: and

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a collective volume or in an international journal.

Conference fee and registration

The conference fee is 35 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
Bank Identification COD SWIFT (BIC) BTRL RO21 HD1

Keynote speakers 

Jeffrey Tyssens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Zdeněk NEŠPOR (Charles University, Czech Republic)

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