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 the organisers 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.
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 the conference website.
The organisers look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to the Open University in Milton Keynes.
DDD 11 Conference Organising Team