Funded by Strategic Research Area Board, Open University, UK
This grant development meeting will bring together a group of researchers from different disciplines, including sociology, psychology, end-of-life care, linguistic anthropology, narrative studies, social media communication, design and arts, with an interest in issues around death, dying and bereavement. In this one-day intensive seminar, participants will seek to develop concrete ideas for seeking funding in support of an interdisciplinary project that will look at new visibilities of death, dying and bereavement.
The idea for the project has come out of conversations among members of the Death Online Research Network during and after the 4th Symposium held at the University of Hull. The project is motivated by the recognition of a need to challenge the ‘death is taboo’ thesis and explore instead which aspects of death, dying, bereavement and legacies are routinely talked about, narrativised, and socially visibilised and which are less so, or absent from the public discourse.
The aim of this project is to contribute to the academic knowledge in the field of death and dying and to design – and experiment with – creative ways of engaging the public in explorations of death, dying, bereavement, and legacies both online and offline, in search for a ‘new’ language for articulating related issues.
The number of participants to this network meeting is limited. If you are interested in attending, email Korina.Giaxoglou@open.ac.uk with a brief summary of your interest in the area and your motivation for attending.