Online talk : Traditions of Death and Burial

    Online talk : Traditions of Death and Burial

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    • Online talk : Traditions of Death and Burial
      June 30, 2021
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Death has been a source of grief and uncertainty for humanity throughout history, but it has also been the inspiration for a plethora of fascinating customs.

    Traditions of Death and Burial cover: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

    This talk with Dr Helen Frisby, author of the Shire book Traditions of Death and Burial, explores English death and burial customs from the Norman Conquest right through to the present day and the impact of Covid-19. From winding-sheets to funeral bells, angels to the Alexa Ghostbot, together we’ll discover how ritual continues helping us to relate to the dead, in ways which are at once innovative yet also draw upon the past in sometimes surprising ways.

    Author Helen Frisby -Credit Andrew Elson

    About our speaker

    Hand holding candle, credit – Eyasu Etsub/Unsplash

    Helen has taught history at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and funeral directing at the University of Bath. She is Secretary of the Association for the Study of Death and Society, and a Council Member of the Folklore Society. Helen has previously appeared on BBC Radio and The History Channel, and remains research active in the area of death, funerals and bereavement, past and present.

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    Practical detail

    This talk will be held on Zoom. Once you have registered, a link to the event will be emailed to you, and a reminder link will also be sent 24 hours before. Please contact info@arnosvale.org.uk if you have any issues.

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