Posts in "Care in Funerals"

Posts in "Care in Funerals"

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Death and Culture IV - Presenting our findings on caring for dead bodies

On 9th September 2022, Jennifer Riley's pre-recorded presentation was shown at the fourth ‘Death and Culture’ conference, this year hosted at York St John University.

Our paper was entitled Conceptualising Care for the Corpse: the pandemic as a lens for examining values and practices related to care for the deceased…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Institutions and Death: The Care in Funerals Panel Presentation at the Centre for Death and Society Annual Conference

On 9th and 10th June 2022, several members of the Care in Funerals research team had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the University of Bath’s Centre for Death and Society (CDAS), hosted online. The theme this year was ‘Institutions and Death’.

In addition to an interactive session…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Handle with care: attending to the dead body during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Care in Funerals project is investigating what can be learned from disruptions to UK funeral provision during the COVID-19 pandemic, and from how people adapted to those disruptions. In this blog post, Jennie Riley and Vikki Entwistle focus on practices involving the dead body.

Dead human bodies have multiple…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Four weddings and a (lockdown) funeral

Jennie Riley compares the seemingly incongruous rites of passage of marriage and death, and considers similarities between the two which the pandemic has brought into sharper relief. 

Weddings and funerals hold very different places in our cultural imaginations. Their juxtaposition is part of what makes the 1994 film title so…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Presence, or persons as relations

Arnar Árnason reflects on what it can mean – and why it can matter – to be present at funerals

One of the many highlights of the DDD15 conference, the one that has left me thinking the most, was a panel on ‘Grievability and bare life’ that took place on…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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