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Death in Central and Eastern Europe: Past and Present

Internationale Tagung unter Leitung von Dr. Heléna Tóth (LMU Research Fellow).

23.04.2012 – 24.04.2012

Funerary customs, rites and practices connected to death and dying lie at a sensitive intersection between the private and the public spheres. While rites of passage in general are landmarks of a biography, they are also public events, which often carry political meaning. How did these rites and their political significance change from the age of empires, through the interwar period, to the establishment of communist regimes and the (re-)establishment of democratic governments? The geographical and the temporal frames of the conference (from the end of the 19th century to the present) allow for both longitudal and diachronical comparisons.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Denis Ermolin (St. Petersburg), Galina Goncharova (Sofia), Marju Köivupuu (Tallinn), Olga Nesporova (Prag), Isabel Richter (Bremen), Felix Robin Schulz (Newcastle), Lada Stevanovic (Belgrad).

Abendvortrag am 24. April um 18 Uhr c.t.:

Prof. Tony Walter – "National Variations in Death Practices: Frameworks for Comparative Analysis"

Tony Walter ist Professor of Death Studies an der University of Bath.