Dr Louise Loe

Oxford Archaeology/University of Oxford

Holding a BA in Archaeology and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Bristol, Louise has over 20 years’ experience in the excavation and analysis of human remains from archaeological sites.

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Janine Marriott

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Janine is the Public Engagement Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol (UK).

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Dr Brenda Mathijssen

University of Groningen, Netherlands

My academic expertise concerns the human engagement with dying, death and bereavement in contemporary Europe.

Professor Lawrence Mbanga

Geography and Planning, The University of Bamenda, Cameroon

Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography and Planning, the University of Bamenda, Cameroon, with an interest in the dynamics of cemeteries in terms of development, use and environmental change.

Professor Harold Mytum

University of Liverpool, UK

Harold Mytum has been recording and researching graveyards and cemeteries, and their monuments, for many years in Britain and Ireland, USA, Gibraltar and Australia.

Dr Olga Nešporová

Institute of Ethnology, CAS, and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

My research concentrates on studies of funeral practices in contemporary Czech society, as well as in the 20th century.

Anna Fairley Nielsson

University of Liverpool, UK

My primary research is into the development and management of Liverpool’s nineteenth-century cemeteries and reflections of aspects of identity through the memorials in them.

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Dr Helena Nordh

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Helena Nordh has a background in landscape architecture and has an interest in researching people environment interactions with a focus on urban green spaces.

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Dr Yiannis Papadakis

University of Cyprus

I am a Social Anthropologist and my research has mostly focused on issues of ethnic conflict, nationalism, social memory, history education and Cypriot cinemas in a comparative perspective involving the two sides of divided Cyprus.

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Ioanna Paraskevopoulou

Harokopio University, Greece

Ioanna Paraskevopoulou is a PhD student at Harokopio University, Athens, and her work seeks to understand the corporeality of the cemetery in terms of its governmentality.

Dr Brian Parsons

Independent scholar researching and publishing widely on cemeteries, cremation and funeral practice in the UK.

Commonwealth War Graves in a local authority cemetery

Dr Ivor Perry

Independent researcher

The religion of ordinary people as seen (primarily) in the Personal Inscriptions on the headstones of the CWGC cemeteries, but also in UK civilian cemeteries.

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Dr Daniela Pianezzi

University of Verona

Scholar at the Department of Management, University of Verona.

Fatıma İkbal Polat

History of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye

İkbal is an architect and an emerging architectural historian from Istanbul. She holds a B.Arch degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and a Master’s degree in the History of Architecture from Middle East Technical University (2023), where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate.

Vishwambhar Nath Prajapati

Department of Sociology, Udit Narayan P G College Padrauna-Kushinagar, Padrauna, India

Assistant Professor of Sociology in UNPG College Padrauna-Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India with interests including cremation technology, human values, sustainability, belief, rituals, and death studies .

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Donatella Privitera

Educational Sciences, University of Catania, Italy

Donatella is a full Professor of Geography at University of Catania (Italy). Research and publication interests include tourism geography; sustainable cities; religious tourism; e-tourism and food policies.

Krystian Puzdrakiewicz

Regional Development Division, University of Gdańsk, Poland

I am a graduate of spatial management and a research assistant at the University of Gdańsk.

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Dr Oleg Reut

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Oleg Reut is a Project Researcher at the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland participating in the joint research project on Transnational Death: Practices of Death and Remembrance in the Transnational Everyday on the Finnish-Russian Border (TraDeBo), supported by the Academy of Finland.

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Dr Jennifer Riley

University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Death studies, especially in conversation with contemporary British religion and ritual. Post-doctoral research to date has included UK pandemic funerals and training UK clergy for dementia care.

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Dr Martin Robert

Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

My research interests include the history of medical education, the nineteenth century, the British and French empires, the history of medicine, the history of Quebec/Canada, and the history of death.

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