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Call for Papers ABDD05, 6th September-8th September 2012, Alba Iulia, Romania

Call for Papers

The fifth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABDD05)

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the fifth edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABBDD04) to be held between 6th and 8th September, at Alba Iulia, Romania.

The organizers of this conference are:

Alba County Council
“1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia, Romania
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 (history, art, philosophy, music, sociology);
2. New ritualisations of death in the 21st century;
3. Bereavement in modern and post-modern society; End of life and palliative care;
4. Suicide, euthanasia and the law;
5. Definitions of death in terms of biomedicine;
6. Bodily disposal: burial/ cremation;
7. Religion and the meaning of death.

Scientific Committee:

Peter C. Jupp (UK)
Illona Kemppainen (Finland)

Helen Frisby (UK)
Adriana Teodorescu (Romania)
Marius Rotar (Romania)

Tudor Rosu (Romania)

Organizing Committee:

Marius Rotar
Corina Rotar

Tudor Rosu

Adriana Teodorescu
Lucian Teodorescu

Authors should submit an abstract before June 20, 2012 at the following addresses: mrotar2000@yahoo.com adriana.teodorescu@gmail.com

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, indexed in CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library, international Database).

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 presentation/publication in the conference proceedings, there is a publication fee: 30 EUR per each accepted paper. This fee could cover other expenses of the conference.

The conference fee can be paid here (after your paper will be accepted for presentation/publication):

Name of the account holder: Asociatia Cremationista Amurg

Adress: Latureni, 12, Hunedoara

International Bank Account Number (IBAN) RO 07 BTRL 0630 4205 K646 06XX

Name of the bank: BANCA TRANSILVANIA

Bank Identification COD SWIFT (BIC): BTRL RO21 HD1

When paying report specific information: (obligatory!): Dying and Death Conference

Other information:

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