Death and Dying in the 18th Century

Death and Dying in the 18th Century
25 September 2018, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Room 243 and Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This half-day interdisciplinary workshop will bring together scholars working across the arts, humanities, and sciences, whose research relates to bodies, death and dying in the long eighteenth century. Specifically, it hopes to explore how approaches to mortality and the afterlife changed in this period, as reflected in the literature, art, medicine, military discourse, and funereal and mourning practices of the period. The workshop will be followed by a Death Café held nearby, which will also be open to interested members of the public. This will provide an opportunity for us to gain new perspectives on our work (as researchers), and to reflect on our own mortality(as people), over tea and cake.

Proposals for informal 15 minute talks are invited from participants working in any discipline, and at all career stages. This event is primarily intended as a springboard for interdisciplinary discussion and exchange, which is why participants are asked to keep their talks short and informal. If you would like to participate, please submit a brief (max. 200 word) abstract  to, indicating whether or not you are also intending to come to the Death Café.

Full call for papers [closing date for submissions: 15 June 2018]


Jane Lewin
020 7862 8966