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

sâmbătă, 7 iulie 2012


  1. Dragana Dimitrijevic (Serbia), United in Death: Testaments of Women in the Eighteenth-century Banat of Temeswar
  2. Anca Timofan (Romania), Ghost Riders. A glimpse of death and dying in motorcycle movies.
  3. Veronese S.1, Valle A., Oliver D. (Italy), The last months of life of people with motor neurone disease in mechanical invasive ventilation: a qualitative study
  4. Peter C. Jupp (UK), 'Capital Crematoria for Scotland (1909-1939) Part 1: providing alternatives to burial in the City of Edinburgh’
  5. Naum Trajanovski (Macedonia), THE CHALLENGES OF BIOPOLITICS
  6. Marija Selak (Croatia), It just takes time
  7. Radoslaw Sierocki (Poland), Facebook, Death and Beyond. Social Network Sites and the Dead (Users’) Accounts
  8. Bożena Józefów-Czerwińska (Poland), The death and the deceased motifs - in the Carnival time
  9. Leonie Kellaher (UK), Where are the Dead?
  10. Eliza R Dumitrescu (Romania), Zola et la mortalité infantile en France, dans la XIXe siècle
  11. Deniz Aktan Kucuk (Turkey), Human Voice Echoing in the Silence of God:Life and Death in the Poetry of Tevfik Fikret
  12. Aleksandra Pavićević (Serbia), Future of Death or Diving in the SilenceMourning and Afterlife believes in Serbia at the beginning of third Millennium
  13. Aleksandra Drzal-Sierocka (Poland), "Taste of dying - the theme of death in food films
  15. Agnieszka Kowalska, ,Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska (Poland), Polish Coffin Portraits in the 18th Century and Later
  16. Azizul Hassan (UK) Death Tourism in the Indian Sub Continental - Reality and Prospects
  17.  Olga Gradinaru (Romania), A.S. PUSHKIN’S DUEL – BETWEEN POETRY AND REALITY
  18. Galina Goncharova Emiliya Karaboeva (Bulgaria), Social recognition of death Patterns of commemorating death during socialism
  19. Mihaela Vlad (Romania), “Exista viata dupa doliu!” («There is life after bereavement ») – Romanian non-profit organisation 
  20. Nadezhda Galabova (Bulgaria), DIGGING THEIR GRAVES WITH THEIR OWN TEETH”: narratives on obesity as a mortality risk factor in socialist Bulgaria
  21. Christine Schlott (Germany), Changing attitudes towards cemeteries in Leipzig, Germany

22.  Hilary Grainger (UK), Capital Crematoria for Scotland (1909-1939) Part 2: The Architectural Story of Edinburgh

23.  Florina Codreanu (Romania), The Worldly Conquest of Death: Near Death Experiences (NDEs)

24.  Cristina Bogdan (Romania), Entre solitude et communion. Des aumônes de son vivant à la veillée mortuaire en ligne

25.  Andreea Pop (Romania),  An old burial regulation from XIXth century in Romania – its impact on society, towns and modern cemeteries

26.  Maggie Jackson (UK), You take your students to the cemetery don’t you? Teaching about Loss to Social Work students.


28.  Cristina Mihala (Romania), Death and Dying Marketing: from the reconciliation of tradition to the consumption of funeral services in postmodern Romanian society

29.  Federica Manfredi (Italy), Body marks and death. Extreme body modification rituals in contemporary Italy

30.  Ilona KEMPPAINEN (Finland), “Coffin stories” – rumours, jokes and normative aspects of death in Finland in the turn of the 20th century

31.  Aziz Hassan (UK), Death Tourism and the Process of Globalization - Can they really Move Together?

32.  Marina Sozzi, Cristina Vargas (Italy), Bereavement in the social context: a study in the Piedmont region of Italy

33.  Laura Iliescu  (Romania), Dying in the mountain and the resacralisation of the nature

34.  Andréia Martins (Brazil), An online ethnography of a Real-Time Obituary: the Dead People Profiles Community

35.  Josef Schovanec (France),  When Scholars die: Death, Mourning and Intellectual Resurrection in Western Universities

36.  Helen Frisby (UK), Six feet under? A brief history of English burial grounds

37.  Constantin Bogdan (Romania), Requesting Euthanasia between terminal patients

38.  Alfred James Ellar (Philippines),  SENSE AND REFERENCE OF DEATH

39.  Nawel SEBIH (France), Death, a light figure

40.  Anu Salmela (Finland),  Lower courts' rulings on the manner of burial of female suicides in later 19th century Finland

41.  Adela Ambruşan (Romania), Trees of Dead – Trees of Christening in two villages from Cluj region (Buza and Cătina)

42.  Ileana Benga (Romania), Placating irregular dead: the category of aborted children. A case study based on the bonfires of St Demetrius in rural Argeş, România

43.  Antonella Grossi (Italy), Bogdan Neagota (Romania), Death ritual chant. The gestures, the melodies and the words of a funeral in a village of contemporary Romania

44.  Anamaria Iuga (Romania), Commemoration of the dead. Easter in Lăpuş region

45.  Mihai Andrei Leaha (Romania), Between here and afterworld. The Tree of the Dead in Central Transylvania. An ethnographic documentary

46.  Bogdan Neagota (Romania), Communication with Dead and Feminine Ecstatic Experiences in South and South-Western Rural Romania

47.  Rosario Perricone (Italy), Death and Rebirth. Photographies of Death in Sicily

48.  Silvestru Petac (Romania), Forms of a Post-Funerary Choreutic ritual from the Vale of the Danube: The dance alms / Hora de pomana

49.  Alin Rus (USA), Two different burial rituals in the same village of Eastern Romania: Heleşteni, Iaşi region

50.  Gabriel-Cătălin (Romania), The Fir-Tree (Bradul) from Brazi. A Funerary Rite in Brazi, Haţeg region

51.  Gianfranco Spitilli (France), The Lady of the Saints and of the Dead. Giannina Malaspina the Strolling Ballad-Singer [La signora dei santi e dei morti. Giannina Malaspina cantastorie]

52.  Ormeny Francisc-Norbert (Romania), The killing real and the sublime aura in the music of Burzum

53.  CONSTANTINA RAVECA BULEU (Romania), Esotericism and Death. The Myth of the Hidden Monarch

54.  ŞTEFAN BORBÉLY (Romania), Society as Form or Energy in the Modernist Approach of the 19th and 20th Centuries

55.  Marius Rotar (Romania), War for Cremation – Oradea, Cluj Napoca, Romania 2011/2012


57.  Adriana Teororescu (Romania), Upon the Imagery of Cremation in Romania

58.  Nicole Sachmerda-Schulz (Germany), Natural burials in Germany: Results of a Qualitative Interview Study

59. Adela Toplean (Romania), MORE STORY AND LESS THANATOLOGY:

60. Csaba Todor (Romania), Changes in funeral customs. The effect of mortuary houses and pre-made headstones among British and Transylvanian Unitarians

61. Ormeny Theodora-Eva (Romania), Coping mechanisms for the perception of finitude

62. Golie Talaie (The Netherlands), Digitally Alive Forever. Electronic Objects of the Dead and the Issue of Digital Materiality

63. Eva Kosa (Hungary), The Experience of Death and the Expression of Mourning in the Diary of a Nurse in the First World War

64. Manca Erzetic (Croatia), Silent voices, forbidden lives

65. Medina Bordea, Cristina Speranza Maria (Romania), CBT, Grief Experience  and Emotional Problems After Bereavement


For your travel plan:

The Conference will officially begin on 6hth of September, at 10 a.m
The conference will end on 8th of September, after dinner hour (10 p.m.)
Please book your flights to Cluj Napoca or Sibiu airport. We will try to collect you from airport by bus but it is possible to not succeed it for all the participants because the large number of them (this is available for foreign participants at the conference). Please inform us, as soon as possible, about your flights sending a mail with these details at mrotar2000@yahoo.com or adriana.teodorescu@gmail.com
Very important: there are some low cost flights to Cluj Napoca and Sibiu airport. Please check this information when you will book your flights.
If you need extranights please inform us. All the extranights are free as accommodation.

Duration presentations:

20 minutes has been allocated for your presentation followed by 5-7 minutes for questions and answers. Information about the exact program (time-schedule) will follow (probably in August 2011). You can use a PowerPoint presentation.

There will be organized parallel sections at the conference.
Official languages of the conference: English and French

Important Dates:

10TH   of August – deadline for the confirmation of your presence at the conference (mrotar2000@yahoo.com)

15th of August – deadline for your payment (mrotar2000@yahoo.com)

November 1ST – deadline for sending us your full paper for conference proceedings (the instructions for authors will be send to you by mail in August) (mailto:mrotar2000@yahoo.com)

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.

There is a conference fee: 30 EUR per each accepted paper.
This fee is mainly used for publication of the conference proceedings. Also, this fee could be used by organizers for other possible costs of the conference (to cover the costs of your transfer from the airport to Alba Iulia (in case) or the costs of the trip conference – for this reason we require the payment of it before conference).

If you have a companion person attending at our conference that person must pay her/his accommodation, meals and official reception, too. The accommodation, meals, official reception is free just for the participants.

Remember: not all the presentations will be published in the conference proceedings. If your paper will not follow the instructions for authors will not be published in the conference proceedings. Also, the editors of the proceedings have the right to reject some papers from the publication in the conference proceedings if those papers wouldn’t have a fit scientific content.

The conference fee can be paid here:

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

All the participants at ABDD05 will have their accommodation ( single and double rooms + breakfest) at Transilvania Hotel in Alba Iulia http://www.hotel.transilvania.tourneo.ro/F_New

You could find here some information about Alba Iulia town here: http://www.apulum.ro/index-en.htm and also about “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia : http://www.uab.ro/index_.php

If you do have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mrotar2000@yahoo.com .

On the other hand, we will organize for the third time a karaoke party at the conference *optional (at the last edition this was a great success) and also a trip in the second day of the conference in the afternoon.