Posts by Paolo Maccagno

Posts by Paolo Maccagno

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

Team Reflections from DDD15

Some highlights from team members attending the DDD15 conference 

The 15th international conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal (DDD15) was held online from 1st – 4th September 2021, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University for the Association for the Study of Death and Society. This year’s theme…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

What is a proper funeral?

Paolo Maccagno considers how limits force us to confront ethical questions and find new ways of connecting with others

What is a proper funeral? This question came up in a recent conversation I had with Abi. I am an anthropologist by training, and she works as a funeral director. We…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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