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Press Release - 02 August 2005

Media advisory: Conference on death, dying and disposal at the University of Bath, 15-18 September 2005

7th International Conference: The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal
University of Bath, UK 15–18 September 2005

Two hundred of the world’s leading experts in death, dying and disposal will meet at a conference at the University of Bath next month to present and discuss their latest research findings.

The gathering will be by far the largest and most international of the seven conferences on The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal held since 1993, reflecting an increasing worldwide interest in how human society deals with mortality.

The 140 research papers to be presented at the conference include:

A full list of papers and abstracts are available on the conference website.

People attending the conference include: archaeologists, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, historians and medical professionals. Painters, photographers and film-makers also present their work.

Dr Glennys Howarth +44 (0)1225-386852 (not first two weeks of August)

An ISDN line will be available at the University of Bath for radio interviews during the conference. Please contact the press office for details.

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