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Call for Proposals

This Consultation invites proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of death studies, and from any theoretical, methodological, or religious perspective. In light of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we are especially interested in proposals examining aspects of death related to 9/11 and its aftermath. Such proposals might cover a range of ideas including, but certainly not limited to, war, soldiers, terrorism, and reactions to large-scale killings. Though we are open to all proposals, we are less inclined to consider the topic of memorials this year, having dealt with these very recently. We are also seeking proposals for a possible cosponsored session with the Mormon Studies Consultation on Mormon attitudes and beliefs surrounding death, dying, and the afterlife. Again, any approach is appreciated.


This Consultation 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, dying, grieving, the dead, and the afterlife. We are open to all methodologies, religious traditions, and topics of inquiry. For more information on the Consultation, visit our website at

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Lucy Bregman
Temple University
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Method of Submission


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