Death in a Time of Corona

The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing how family and friends around the world can mourn and memorialise loved ones who pass away – from funerals limited to small numbers, to morgues, crematoria and cemeteries having to suspend routine processes in the face of unprecedented demand. The DeathTechNetwork – an interdisciplinary research group studying death technologies – have launched Death in a Time of Corona, a project that aims to collect a collaborative account of changing death culture during this pandemic.

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They are calling for contributions on how COVID-19 is changing deathcare, including end-of-life and mortuary care, funerals, and memorialisation. If you work in the deathcare sector, or have recently experienced a death, you can help this research group understand how COVID-19 is changing deathcare, funerals, and memorialisation worldwide by contributing to this collaborative, open research platform.

To contribute to the Death in a Time of Corona project, go to the padlet site through the link above and create an account.

More on the DeathTechNetwork can be found on the website linked above and in this Forum article from 2019.