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Call for Papers ABDD04 - 29th September/1st October 2011, Alba Iulia, Romania

Call for Papers

The fourth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABDD04)

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the fourth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABBDD04) to be held between 29th September and 1st October 2011, at Alba Iulia, Romania.

The organizers of this conference are:

Alba County Council;
“1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Romania;
Ariodante Fabretti Foundation, Turin, Italy;
National Museum of Unification, Alba Iulia, Romania


Amurg. Romanian Cremation Association;
Romanian Association for Death Studies

The main aim of this conference is to bring together historians, sociologists, psychologists, and physicians from all over the Europe and to attract original papers on the following topics:

1. Cultural history of death;
2. New ritualisations of death in the 21st century;
3. Bereavement in modern and post-modern society;
4. Suicide, euthanasia and the law;
5. End of life and palliative care;
6. Definitions of death in terms of biomedicine and otherwise;
7. Commemorating the dead in space and time;
8. Bodily disposal: implications of the shift from burial to cremation;
9. Religion and the meaning of death

Scientific Committee:

Marina Sozzi (Italy)
Peter C. Jupp (UK)
Illona Kemppainen (Finland)
Zdenek Nespor (Czech Republic)
Adriana Teodorescu (Romania)
Marius Rotar (Romania)

Organizing Committee:

Marius Rotar
Corina Rotar
Adriana Teodorescu
Lucian Teodorescu

Authors should submit an abstract before June 10, 2011 at the following addresses: mrotar2000@yahoo.com ; adriana.teodorescu@gmail.com or marina.sozzi@fastwebnet.it

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
These proceedings are edited as supplement of Annales Universitatis Apulensis. Series Historica, the journal of History Department of “1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Romania. These proceedings are in indexed in CEEOL - (Central and Eastern European Online Library) (international Database). Please visit:
http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/issuedetails.aspx?issueid=7ec197d6-97e0-4afc-9fed-a35fd7a2afd0&articleId=59a8d81c-130e-4618-babe-5a00317a2570 to read the abstracts of the previous proceedings of ABDD03.

The costs of accommodation will be covered by the organizers (meals, hotel accommodation, official reception), except for the travel expenses that will have to be covered by the participants themselves.
If your paper will be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings, there is a publication fee: 25 EUR per each accepted paper.

Other information:

If your abstract proposal will be accepted for a presentation, please book your flights to Cluj-Napoca airport or Sibiu airport.

For the previous editions of this conference please visit: http://romaniandeathcremation.blogspot.com