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 Josie@coffinworks.org or Call 0121 233 4785 for more information.
|10.00||Registration and refreshments|
|10.30||Welcome address and The Coffin Works Story
|11.00||Morbid Curiosity: Telling stories through the stones at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol
|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
|12.30||Soldered Shut: contagious coffins and pernicious miasma in the 19th century cemetery
|13.00||The Excavation of Park Street Burial Ground
with 20 minute taster tour of the museum
|14.30||A History of Embalming in the UK
|15.00||The Purity of Shrouds: A Creative-Critical Reflection
|15.30||What are we going to do with all the dead people?
|16.00||Coffin Decorating and Funeral Wishes Workshop|
|17.00||End of day|
View full programme and abstracts here.