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The Salem Witch Trials: A History of Mass Hysteria?

Socio-cultural problems have historically been played out through women’s bodies. The Salem Witch Trials were no different.

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Funeral Etiquette: What You Should And Shouldn’t Do At A Funeral

Attending a funeral for the first time, or for more times than you can count, can be a bit daunting. Funerals are sensitive and emotional events, and behaving respectfully and thoughtfully is very important. However, in this day and age of funeral selfies, ringing smartphones and relaxed attitudes, funeral etiquette may not be very obvious

International Death Symposium: Creating Community and Taking Action

*TalkDeath will be coming to you live from the @deathsymposium in Toronto. We’ll be interviewing speakers, and live streaming from the conference on Facebook & Instagram Live. Let us know what questions you want us to ask some of the amazing speakers. Come find us walking around for your free TalkDeath Sticker!  From Friday September 21, through

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Alua Arthur – End of Life Support and Planning

There is a lot more to death than dying. There is grief, but also logistics and planning. How and where does one die? What do we do with our loved one’s possessions? How do we put all of our finances in order, either through pre-planning, or after a death has occurred? This is where someone

Cemetery Overcrowding is Leading Europe to Recycle Burial Plots

Guest writer, Rafaela Ferraz, explores the traditions and challenges around the common European practice of grave recycling and how eternity can still be bought, for the right price. 

Trans-Death: Exploring Deadnaming Through a Death Positive Lens

Deadnaming is a form of violence against trans folk that occurs in life, and in death. Are there lessons to learn between the death positive and LGBTQ movements?

#TalkDeath with the American Thanatologist

The American Thanatologist Many of you may have heard the term, but do you know what a thanatologist is, or does? Thanatology is the scientific study of death. Thanatologists investigate the psychological and social aspects of death and dying, as well as the forensic aspects of it (like bodily changes during and after death). While thanatology traces its

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Even More Movies About Death and Dying

Death is perhaps the most enduring trope in Hollywood. Death transcends all categories of film from action movies, to rom-coms, and dramas. It should come as little surprise that life’s enduring mystery (and fear), would be reflected on the silver screen. When we put out our first list of the Best Movies About Death and

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