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Dying and Death in 18th-21st century Europe, Alba Iulia, Romania, 29 September-1 October 2011‏

Alba County Council; "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia,
Romania; Ariodante Fabretti Foundation, Turin, Italy
29.09.2011-01.10.2011, Alba Iulia, Romania, History Department of 1
Decembrie 1918, University of Alba Iulia
Deadline: 10.06.2011

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, we are pleased to
invite you to attend at the fourth edition of Dying and Death in
18th-21st century Europe, International Conference (ABDD04) to be held
between 29th September and 1st October 2011, in Alba Iulia, Romania.

The main aim of this conference is to bring together historians,
sociologists, psychologists, and physicians from all over the Europe and
to attract original papers on the following topics:

1. Cultural history of death
2. New ritualisations of death in the 21st century
3. Bereavement in modern and post-modern society
4. Suicide, euthanasia and the law
5. End of life and palliative care
6. Definitions of death in terms of biomedicine and otherwise
7. Commemorating the dead in space and time
8. Bodily disposal: implications of the shift from burial to cremation
9. Religion and the meaning of death

Scientific Committee:
Marina Sozzi (Italy)
Peter C. Jupp (UK)
Illona Kemppainen (Finland)
Zdenek Nespor (Czech Republic)
Adriana Teodorescu (Romania)
Marius Rotar (Romania)

Partners: Amurg. Romanian Cremation Association;
Romanian Association for Death Studies

Authors should submit an abstract before June 10, 2011 at the following
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. These
proceedings are edited as supplement of Annales Universitatis Apulensis.
Series Historica, the journal of History Department of 1 Decembrie 1918
University of Alba Iulia, Romania. These proceedings are in indexed in
CEEOL - (Central and Eastern European Online Library) (international
Database). Please visit:
to read the abstracts of the previous proceedings of ABBDD03.

The costs of accommodation will be covered by the organizers (meals,
hotel accommodation, official reception), except for the travel expenses
that will have to be covered by the participants themselves.

If your paper will be accepted for publication in the conference
proceedings, there is a publication fee: 25 EUR per each accepted

Other information:

If your abstract proposal will be accepted for a presentation, please
book your flights to Cluj-Napoca airport or Sibiu airport.

For the previous editions of this conference please visit: