Seminars

  • Founded
    1971
  • Seminar Number
    507

This interdisciplinary seminar critically engages with aspects of death, dying, disposal and grief. Presentations and discussions explore topics from both academic and clinical perspectives in areas as diverse as medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, religion, law, politics, architecture, and the media. In recent years the seminar has focused on contemporary developments in technology, culture and society. Attendance is maintained at a level that provides members with ample opportunity for active participation.

Seminar Website


Chair
Dr. Christina Staudt
christinastaudt@gmail.com

Rapporteur
Zachary Levine
zjl2104@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.


Meeting Schedule

10/16/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Having the Last Words: Brittany Maynard & the Moral Authority of the Terminally Ill
Cherie Henderson,




11/13/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
For the One Life we Have': An Anthropological Study of Secular Humanist Funerals in London
Matthew Engelke,




12/11/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Technological Afterlives: Mediating Grief in Digital Spaces
Candi K. Cann,




02/12/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM

Henry Fersko-Weiss, The International End of Life Doula Association




03/11/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
meeting cancelled
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04/08/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM

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05/13/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM

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