‘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,
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