"Our soul is just an urn where we close, once and for all, the ashes of our lost passions !"

sâmbătă, 8 ianuarie 2011


1. Pharos. The Official Journal of the Cremation Society of Great Britain and the International Cremation Federation mentioned in its winter number 2010 some things about Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, International Conference. Besides it is mentioned the activity of Amurg. Romanian Cremation Association. Please visit http://www.incinerareamurg.ro/ for reading more about the actions of this association (this site is just in romanian language).

2. I hope in two or three weeks the call for papers for the fourth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe, International Conference will send out. Good news upon it: Alba Iulia County Council will grant some funds for this conference. We hope we succed to keep this conference for free, namely not requiring money for registration or accomodation to the possible participants.

3. Finally in february 2011 all the copies of the proceedings of third edition of the conference will be edit, also sending these to all the contributors.

4. Here is a very useful link: http://www.isv.liu.se/nisal/forskningsnatverk-och-samarbeten/nordic-network-of-thanatology-nnt?l=sv for everyone interested in dying and death issues in nordic european countries. We hope we will colaborate with them!

marți, 4 ianuarie 2011



University of York, United Kingdom, Friday 27th May, 2011

A call is now being given for papers for the Twelfth Colloquium on Cemeteries, 2011. This event takes place in York every year and comprises a day meeting of scholars with an interest in cemeteries and burial. Disciplines that are routinely represented include historians, art historians, sociologists, anthropologists, historical archaeologists, landscape architects, conservators and policy analysts. The Colloquium often draws international speakers. A key aspect of the Colloquium is its informality and the time that is given to question and debate, making it a highly valuable forum in which to present new and emerging research. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to: Dr Julie Rugg, Cemetery Research Group, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. Abstracts are also accepted by email: julie.rugg@york.ac.uk. Please ensure that the abstract is in Word format. Queries about the event should in the first instance be directed by email to the address given.

NOTE: This year, the Colloquium celebrates 20 years of cemetery research at the University of York. A special anniversary conference dinner will take place on Thursday 26th May.

The deadline for abstracts is 31st March 2011.