‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 31 Jan–2 Feb 2014)

‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’

New College, University of Edinburgh,

Friday 31 January 2014 – Sunday 2 February 2014

Plenary speakers include:

• Professor Jane Dawson, John Laing Professor of Reformation History, Edinburgh University: “‘With one foot in the grave”: death in life and life in death in Reformation Scotland’.

• Professor Richard Fawcett, O.D.E., School of Art History, University of St Andrews: ‘The architectural setting of prayers for the dead in later medieval Scotland’.

• Dr Lizanne Henderson, Lecturer in History, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow:‘Fairies, Angels and the Land of the Dead: Robert Kirk’s Lychnobious People’.

• Professor Sarah Tarlow, Director ofthe Centre for Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester: ‘Beliefs about bodies: contradictions and conundrums in early modern Scotland’.

A plenary panel will discuss childhood death.

This conference invites those who are researching death from whatever disciplinary perspective to offer papers. These will be particularly welcome on the subjects of:

• Death, grief and mourning; • Death, poverty, age gender and status; • Burial and cremation; • Legal and medical aspects of death; • Folklore, customs and rituals; • Death, urban and rural comparisons; • Violent death, including war; • Death in literature and the visual arts; • Plague pestilence and famine; • Theology, liturgy and funeral ministry; • Childhood death; • Architecture, landscape and monuments

Established research and work-in-progress welcomed,

Abstracts of 200 words maximum should be sent by 31 October 2013 to Peter Jupp or Susan Buckham.

For more information, click here.

 

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6 Responses to ‘Death in Scotland, from the medieval to the modern: beliefs, attitudes and practices’ (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 31 Jan–2 Feb 2014)

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  6. Would be great if someone would record these talks and post as a podcast! Can’t make it from California to Europe in January!

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