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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

For a cosponsored session with the Buddhism in the West Group, we seek proposals on various topics, including The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the West, hospice and preparation for death, and the American appropriation of Buddhist memorial rites for ancestors or for the unborn child. For our own session, we have selected to focus on "digital death" — the ways death and afterlife appear in a variety of digital media. This includes death and mourning in Facebook and social media, video games, and You-Tube. We are also open to proposals on any additional topics relevant to death and afterlife.


This Group was formed to address all manner of scholarly discussion relating to death. While death is the single certainty in every life, a myriad number of ways exist to study and approach it. Our aim is to provide an outlet for the scholarly discussion of all issues relating to death, the dying, the grieving, the dead, and the afterlife. We are open to all methodologies, religious traditions, and topics of inquiry.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.


Lucy Bregman
Temple University
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Christopher Moreman
California State University, East Bay
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Method of Submission


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