Funeral Study Day 2019

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Coffin and coffin furniture on the first floor of the building.

Friday 10th May 2019

A day of talks aiming to bring academics, the funeral industry and the general public together to share knowledge about funerals. What better way for us to kick off our contributions to Dying Matters Week and A Matter of Life and Death Festival!

This preliminary programme for the day may be subject to minor changes, abstracts for the papers will be released by the end of April.

Tickets: £40 (£30 for students). Tickets available now.
Taster tour, lunch and refreshments are included, please notify us of any dietary requirements.

Please email or Call 0121 233 4785 for more information.

10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Welcome address and The Coffin Works Story
Sarah Hayes
Morning session  
11.00 Morbid Curiosity: Telling stories through the stones at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol
Janine Marriott
11.30 ‘Fruits of much grief they are, emblems of more’: The Victorian Funeral
Janice Norwood and Hayley Bradley
12.00 From Cradle to Early Grave: Death, Burial and Mourning for Infants and Children in Glossopdale, 1890 – 1911
Abbie Shelton
12.30 Soldered Shut: contagious coffins and pernicious miasma in the 19th century cemetery
Heather Scott
13.00 The Excavation of Park Street Burial Ground
Stuart Milby
13.30 Lunch
with 20 minute taster tour of the museum
Afternoon session  
14.30 A History of Embalming in the UK
Josie Wall
15.00 The Purity of Shrouds: A Creative-Critical Reflection
Laura Joyce
15.30 What are we going to do with all the dead people?
Carrie Weekes
16.00 Coffin Decorating and Funeral Wishes Workshop
17.00 End of day
17.30 Drinks TBC

View full programme and abstracts here.

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