Academics to explore death and continuing bonds in the time of Richard III

Posted by ap507 at May 13, 2014 01:35 PM |
Academics to discuss what can be learned from historical attitudes towards death and remembering the dead at Dying Matters Awareness week event on Wednesday 14 May

From elaborate monuments to pious memorials, academics from the University will be presenting on the subject of historical attitudes towards death and the afterlife, including during the time of Richard III, at a free public event between 1:30 – 5:00pm on Wednesday 14 May at St Martins House, Leicester.

The event, entitled ‘Continuing Bonds: An exploration of death and legacy drawing on Richard III and archaeology of the dead’, will feature academics Professor Sarah Tarlow and Professor Kevin Schürer, who will be delivering talks on ‘What Richard III could teach us about dying, mourning and remembering’ and ‘Changing Social Attitudes to Death’. 

The event for Dying Matters Awareness Week was organised by Professor Christina Faull, Consultant in Palliative Medicine LOROS, Hospice care for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and University Hospitals of Leicester and Honorary Professor at the DMU- LOROS Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Palliative Care, De Montfort University.

Dying Matters is a broad based and inclusive national coalition of 30,000 members, which aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement.

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