Australian Death Studies Society

From the website: ‘The subject matter of death touches all aspects of human experience, and this is reflected in the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of our membership. The ADSS welcomes members from diverse scholarly backgrounds, including (but not limited to) anthropology, design, history, law, medicine, philosophy, palliative care, sociology, taphonomy and forensic sciences, and media studies. ADSS was formed in 2020 in order to:

  • Establish a network of death studies scholars across disciplinary and institutional boundaries within Australia;
  • Facilitate public access to expertise in death studies to inform public policy and debate; and
  • Promote the study of dying, death, and disposal within Australia


The website includes news of ADSS events and details of Society members.


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