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5th International Symposium of Death Online Research Network

12.09.2019 14:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

May 27 - 29, 2020

IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Deadline: October 1, 2019

The Death Online Research Network is an international research network for researchers within media and communication studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology, law and other related fields. Researchers share an interest in the study of death, mourning practices and legacy online and in digital life.

This 5th annual symposium will consolidate the links between existing and new members of the network and provide opportunities for the discussion of ongoing and new orientations in the academic and interdisciplinary field of death online. The meeting will explore methods, challenges and interdisciplinary convergences in Death Online research and practice. We warmly welcome new members to the network as well as old friends.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Jayne Wallace, Northumbria University, UK.
  • Associate Professor Carsten Stage, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Themes and perspectives:

We invite abstracts for oral presentations of new, recently completed, or ongoing research, and/or new ideas relating to methods, challenges and interdisciplinary convergences on death related online practices. We welcome presentations that explore how qualitative, quantitative and practice-based research expands our understanding of the current and future trends in death online from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. The abstracts can expand on the symposium theme in relation to any of the following areas:

  • Digitally mediated dying and narrative
  • Digitally mediated grieving and memorialising
  • Digital afterlife, post-mortem identity and digital legacy
  • Technological developments in the death care industry
  • Digital immortality
  • Sensitive research data challenges
  • Theorising online life and death
  • Ethical challenges for studying death online.

The symposium will host a special workshop for participating Post Graduate students and early career researchers. We particularly welcome submissions from these groups. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and we envisage publication of selected full papers in a special issue of an academic journal as well as a collection of writing from the symposium in an open-access online platform.

Important information:

Submission format: 300 word abstract

  • Submission deadline: October 1st, 2019
  • Submission feedback: November 1st, 2019
  • Registration open: December 1st, 2019

Registration fee: DDK 1500 / EURO 200 / GBP 180

Registration fee, PhDs and Post Graduates: DDK 1200 / EURO 160 / GBP 150

All submissions and enquiries should be submitted to Dr Stine Gotved: marked "DORS#5 Submission" in the subject field. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Please include a separate page with full contact info (author name, institutional affiliation and position, email address) in the submission. Submissions will be anonymised by the organisers before review.

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