All papers for The Death Studies Special Issue have been received and are currently being reviewed. The issue will be published in February 2018. 

This issue was inspired by the Futures of the End of Life Symposium hosted at Lancaster University in January 2016. It opened a space to explore changing practices of dying, loss and commemoration.

“Our physical and social deaths are becoming increasingly entangled within the webs of our technologically mediated lives. Scholarly thinking about this intersection between contemporary human death, technologies, media, loss and commemoration has been a growing area for interdisciplinary study. Since the seminal and explorative work of Bos (1995) and Sofka (1997), it has attracted interest from researchers in a range of disciplines, including the social sciences, media studies, anthropology, psychology, medicine, as well as computing, design, art and creative practice. There often is deep engagement with individuals and communities, as well as care and service providers. Through this work important insights and innovative responses to the use, design and implementation of technologies and services at the end of human life are emerging.”- Futures of the End of Life homepage

Queries about the issue may be addressed to Miriam Schreiter:


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