Second Call for Papers: LUCAS Graduate Conference Death, the Cultural Meaning of the End of Life (15 November 2012)

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Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

The theme of the second international Graduate Conference is Death, the Cultural meaning of the End of Life, and aims to explore how death has been represented and conceptualized, from classical antiquity to the modern age, and the extent to which our perceptions and understandings of death have changed (or remained the same) over time. The wide scope of this theme reflects the historical range of LUCAS's (previously called LUICD) three research programs (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies), as well as the intercontinental and interdisciplinary focus of many of the institute's research projects.

The LUCAS Graduate Conference welcomes papers from all disciplines within the humanities. The topic of your proposal may address the concept of death from a cultural, historical, classical, artistic, literary, cinematic, political, economic, or social viewpoint.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom
Professor Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2012.
Papers can be submitted to the general theme or to one of the panels. Please send your proposal (max. 300 words) to present a 20-minute paper to You will be notified whether or not your paper has been selected by 1 December, 2012.

Registration fee: €45

Organization: Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), Leiden University.