Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work

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Ron Cooke Hub (The Lakehouse)

Heslington East Campus

University of York

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YO10 5GE

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DaCNet invites you to join us at our annual one-day symposium. This event, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work, offers academics and interested parties to discuss the varied nature of corpse-interaction in both contemporary and historical society.

The papers, in alphabetical order, include:

  • Katherine Crouch (Independent Researcher), Museums and mortality: displaying the archaeology of death
  • Catherine Edwards (University of York) Call for the dead: collecting dispatches from the dispatched in Smiley’s People
  • Nicky Gardiner (University of Huddersfield), Being dead: decomposition, new materialism and the forensic poetry of Jim Crace
  • Kristin Gupta (Rice University), The messy ontologies of dying at the end of the world
  • Agi Haines and Bea Haines (Independant Artists), The Material Body
  • Matthew Hart (University of Leicester), Stream of the living dead: the reanimation of Bob Ross on twitch.tv and the zombification of digitally-mediated neo-tribes
  • Polina Ignatova (Lancaster University), Medieval death in a modern setting: how horror films adapt legends about restless corpses
  • Cat Irving (Surgeons’ Hall Museums, Edinburgh), Skeletons in the closet: the value of human remains in a museum
  • Maggie Jackson (Teeside University), Death in the ‘Undead Pets’ series: smelly, full of gore and the odd lesson in loss and death
  • David Kerekes (Headpress Books), The mail order gaze: a cultural history of the custom erotic death film
  • Nathan Lents (The City University of New York), Machine learning meets the postmortem microbiome
  • Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani (University of York), Pixelating the corpse: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Self-Pixel (2016)
  • Daniel Robins (University of York), The discarding of dead ‘waste’
  • Kelly Richards D’Arcy Reed (University of York), The anatomical superwoman
  • Jon Shute (University of Manchester), Corpsework in the context of mass violence
  • Katie Taylor (Oxford Brookes University), Fabric, clothing and mass graves
  • Jennifer Wallis (Imperial College London), The infant corpse as experimental and emotional body in the nineteenth century
  • Sandy Weatherburn (University of Winchester), Tsunami memorials

Download the symposium abstract booklet.



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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By bus: the number 66/66A bus is available from directly outside the train station. For more information see: https://www.york.ac.uk/students/travel/public-transport/

By taxi: there are a number of taxi operators in York who will be able to take you to the Ron Cooke Hub. The University's preferred taxi service is Streamline (01904 656565).

By car: the postcode for the Ron Cooke Hub is YO10 5GE. The closest pay and display parking is at Field Lane (on the Heslington East campus). Further information can be found here: https://www.york.ac.uk/map/

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please direct any questions to our email: death-and-culture@york.ac.uk

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Ron Cooke Hub (The Lakehouse)

Heslington East Campus

University of York

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YO10 5GE

United Kingdom

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