Finnish Death Studies Association

From the website: ‘The Finnish Death Association (Suomen Kuoleman seura ry) was founded March 28th 2011 in Helsinki by scholars interested in the field of thanatological research. The aim was to create an organisation the could create a more public interdisciplinary dialogue about death and dying in Finnish society. The purpose of the Association is also to advance domestic death studies and professional education, create synergy between Finnish and international professionals and researchers and, last but not least, to promote discussion about researching, studying and working in the field of death and dying.’ The Association’s website – in Finnish and English – provides information about future events both in Finland and abroad, and publishes small articles, book reviews, research reports and other texts concerning the vast and colourful field of death.

The Association also publishes the on-line journal Thanatos.



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