Heritage of Death

Heritage of Death
Döskalle Skogskyrkogården

International Conference - Heritage of Death: Landscapes, Sentiment and Practice

Death. We all face it. It is the greatest of the life crises and since time immemorial all human societies have devised ways to cope with and explain death. Around the world death is being reconceptualized as heritage, replete with material markers and intangible performances. These heritages of death are personal, national, international and global. They are vernacular as well as official, sanctioned and alternative. The heritage of death has religious, political, economic, cultural, and aesthetic aspects as well. This conference explores the many dimensions of death as heritage.


Heritage of Death Conference

During the conference Heritage of Death scholars from sixteen countries discussed different aspects of death, burial, cemeteries, memory and remembrance for two days at Stockholm University. The approach was interdisciplinary and both religious, political, economic, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of death were scrutinized. Key Note speaker was Professor Mike Robinson, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage.

List of Abstracts, Schedule of Speakers and Travel Information

Please find detailed information in the attached pdf-files.