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A Collective Address to Death: Graduate Conference

May 13 - May 14

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A Collective Address to Death: Graduate Conference

May 13 May 14 Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State University Comparative Studies Department will host a Spring graduate conference on May 13th-14th, 2022. This conference aims to extend the conversations generated through a graduate seminar centered on Religion, Medicine, and the Body to scholars across disciplines, by providing an opportunity to collectively address themes of death, dying, and what comes after.

Communities address death and afterlife in various ways. Political violence and responsive protests, wars, mass shootings, the prison industrial complex, dysfunctional medical support systems, increasing rates of extinction, and of course, the COVID-19 pandemic have made death a hot topic of discussion. This conference aims to bring different approaches to death into conversation with one another to broaden collective knowledges and further develop interdisciplinary perspectives on this topic. As such, the event invites scholars from different fields including, but not limited to, cultural studies, sociology,
history, political science, anthropology, religious studies, gender studies, race studies, and other
humanities fields.

For more information, contact organizer Daisy Ahlstone.

Submit proposals by February 28, 2022.

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