The Centre for Death and Society (CDAS) is an internationally recognised research centre focusing on the interdisciplinary social aspects of death, dying and bereavement.

The centre has announced the theme of its 2020 conference and will be focusing on the relationships between mortality and technology in the 21st century.

In the Year 2020: Death, Dying, Technology and Human Mortality

In a world… where over the last twenty-years, first world popular culture's interest in human mortality significantly expanded and death and dying achieved new levels of media attention....What has the last twenty-years of death, dying and technology produced for human mortality? And what might the next twenty-years hold? What role does technology now play in the everyday experiences of human mortality?

The June 2020 Centre for Death and Society Annual Conference will focus on Death, Dying, Technology and Human Mortality and what the discovery and re-discovery of human technology means for power, sovereignty, bioethics, the rule of law, and most importantly - death and dying.


The conference will take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2020.

The conference will be held at the University of Bath and further details will be shared closer to the date of the event.

Call for papers

The conference call for papers is currently open and anyone interested in participating should submit a 300 word abstract to by 28 February 2020. To learn more about the Call for Papers please click on the link below.