[Air-L] Call for Papers - First Death Online Research Symposium

Lisbeth Klastrup klastrup at itu.dk
Thu Nov 28 06:17:58 PST 2013

Dear all,
As announced in a session at the IR14.0 conference, the Death Online
Research network is putting together its first Symposium, which will take
place at Durham University in England, April 9th-10th 2014.

Here goes the Call for Papers. We hope that those of you doing research
within the field will consider participating! And if you want, please help
us by circulating the CFP in relevant networks, lists etc.

On behalf of the organising committee,
Lisbeth Klastrup, ITU, Copenhagen


First Death Online Research Symposium
April 9th and 10th, 2014
Center for Life and Death Studies
University of Durham, England

As digital media have become an integral part of our everyday life, so have
also death and our afterlife become inextricably interwoven with technology.
Marking the formation of the international research network Death Online
Research, this first Death Online Research Symposium will focus on current
research into the digital mediation of dying, death, mourning and personal
legacy, in order to explore and discuss how online connectivity is changing
how, when and where we engage with death. 

Confirmed keynote speaker at the symposium will be Professor Tony Walters,
Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. 

For the symposium, we invite presentations of ongoing or recently completed
research within the following areas:  memorial sites online; explorations of
new ways of grieving though social media;  the use of mobile technologies in
graveyards;  and the discussion of pertinent problems related to the digital
afterlife and people's digital inheritance.  In addition, we welcome other
relevant perspectives on the impact digital technology has on everyday
practices in the context of death in the 21st century.  

We expect papers to be presented in either one or two tracks, pending on the
number of submissions. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and full
papers will, following the conference, be published in an institutional
Submission format:  400 word abstract
Submission deadline:  January 5th, 2014
Submission feedback: January 20th, 2014

All submissions and enquiries should be sent to: deathonline at itu.dk marked
"Death Online Symposium Submission" in the subject field.

Papers will be reviewed by an international committee consisting of:
Professor Steve Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
Dr. Tim Hutchings, University of Durham, England
Associate Professor Lisbeth Klastrup, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Associate Professor Dorthe Refslund Christensen, University of Aarhus,

Stay updated on the symposium and read more about the network, including how
to join, at www.deathonlineresearch.net. 


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