Call for Papers

Call for Papers


 Call for papers Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe:Refiguring Death Rites, Alba Iulia (Ramet), Romania, 3-5 of September 2010

Call for Papers: Third International Conference on Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe:Refiguring Death Rites in Europe, Alba Iulia (Râmeţ), Romania, 3 – 5 September 2010.

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the third edition of Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe: Refiguring Death Rites in Europe, International Conference to be held between 3 – 5 of September 2010, in Alba Iulia (Râmeţ), Romania.

The organizers of this conference are: Romanian Association for Death Studies; The Refiguring Death Rites Research Group, Centre for Thanatology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Ariodante Fabretti Foundation, Turin, Italy; Alba County Council, National Museum of Unification, Alba Iulia, Romania; “1 Decembrie 1918″ University of Alba Iulia, Romania.

The aim of the 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

Authors should submit an abstract before  May 15, 2010 at the following addresses:; or
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
The costs of accommodation will be covered by the organizers, except for the travel expenses that will have to be covered by the participants themselves.

Scientific Committee:
Eric Venbrux (The Netherlands)
Tony Walter (UK)
Marina Sozzi (Italy)
Peter C. Jupp (UK)
Marius Rotar (Romania)
Victor Tudor Rosu (Romania)

Organizing Committee:
Marius Rotar
Victor Tudor Rosu
Corina Rotar
Liviu Zgarciu
Adriana Teodorescu

Other information:

The Conference and participants’ accommodations will be at Pensiunea Râmeţ ( ). Râmeţ is a commune located in Alba County, Romania. It has a population of 751. There are 30 km from Alba Iulia to Râmeţ. Also, Râmeţ monastery is one of the most famous Romanian orthodox monasteries. You can see some photos and read about it on
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

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