Experts in death studies from the UK and Australia will look at how we manage what the dead leave behind at a seminar in Bath on Friday (28 October 2011).
During the seminar, which starts at 1.30pm, Dr Lucy Easthope, of Lancaster University will talk about returning personal affects after disaster.
Other speakers include Alexander Sturgis Director of the Holburne, Dr Richard Banks of Microsoft Labs, Cambridge, who will be discussing technology heirlooms and Dr Nigel Starck,from the School of Journalism at the University of South Australia who will talk about obituaries as an historical record.
Professor Tony Walter, Director of the CDAS, said: “The seminar will explore the traces that the dead leave behind, intentionally or unintentionally, and their management.
“Papers will come from a diverse range of perspectives, which should lead to a fruitful exchange of ideas.
“We are delighted to hold this seminar in the newly refurbished Holburne Museum, which houses the collection left to the city after the death of William Holburne.”
The seminar is free and open to all. Anyone interested in attending should email.