Researching cemeteries

Burkette, A. 2015

‘The burial ground: a bridge between language and culture’, Journal of Linguistic Geography, 3:2, 60-71.

Eggener, K. 2010

Cemeteries, Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks in Architecture, Design and Engineering: New York.

Malone, H. 2019

New life in the modern cultural history of death’, Historical Journal, 62:3, 833-52.

Pae, T., Kaur, E., Aasa, A. & Aha, R. 2006

‘The formation and location features of Estonian cemeteries’, Journal of Baltic Studies, 37:3, 277-297.

Rugg, J. 2022

‘The industrial archaeology of the burial landscape’, in E. Conlin Casella, M. Nevell and H. Steyne (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Archaeology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 544-558

Rugg, J. 2000

Defining the place of burial: what makes a cemetery a cemetery?’, Mortality, 5:3, 259-75.

Rugg, J. 1998

Local sources for researching nineteenth-century cemeteries in Britain’, The Local Historian, 28:3, 130-44.

Rugg, J. 1998

‘“A few remarks on modern sepulture”: current trends and new directions in cemetery research’, Mortality, 3:2, 111-28

Rugg, J. 2022

‘Further remarks on modern sepulture: Twenty years of cemetery studies and eight core questions defining cemetery research’, Eastern and Northern European Journal of Death Studies, 16-46.

Schulz, F. 2020

‘Cemeteries: tracing sepulchral cultures’, in S. Barber and C.Peniston-Bird (eds) Approaching Historical Sources in their Contexts: Space, Time and Performance, London: Routledge, pp?

Selverstova, S. 2015

‘Methodological approaches and research methods for the study of rural necropolises of Northwest Belarus’, in M. Burima & S. Pivovarchik (eds) Cemeteries in Cross-Border Regions, Vita Memoriae, Daugavpils: Academic Press Saule, Daugavpils University, 112-22.

Strange, J-M. 2009

‘Historical approaches to dying’, in A. Kellahear (ed) The Studying of Dying, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 123-46.


The Cemetery Research Group runs two events a year: in May and in November. Follow the links and send in an abstract