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How We Remember The Dead: Field Notes on the Human Memorial Tattoo with John Troyer.

This event is part of a series of events to mark Grief Awareness Week.

  • 7 Dec 2022, 1.15pm to 7 Dec 2022, 2.05pm GMT
  • 10 East, 0.09, University of Bath
  • This event is free

How We Remember the Dead: Field Notes on the Human Memorial Tattoo

In 1891, Samuel F. O’Reilly of New York patented the first “electromotor tattooing-machine,” a modern and innovative device that revolutionized the ancient practice of tattooing and forever altered the writing of history on the body. Join Dr John Troyer as he delves into the fascinating historiographical practice of memorial tattooing, and how the human memorial tattoo is not just an image, but a narrative, establishing a new language of intelligibility between the living and the dead.

John Troyer is the former Director of the Centre for Death and Society, and a senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at Bath.

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This event will take place in the School of Management building, 10 East.

10 East, 0.09 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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