Appel à publication : « Places of Memory. Cemeteries and Funerary Practices throughout the Time », Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Historica, n°2 (2015)

Tombeau de La Famille Pigeon, Paris, cimetière Montparnasse, 1905
The scientific journal Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Historica announces the call for papers for the 2nd issue of this year with the following subject:

Places of Memory. Cemeteries and Funerary Practices throughout the Time

Editors: Daniel Dumitran and Marius Rotar.

Possible Topics:

Defining the place: birth and development of cemeteries; churchyards; ossuaries; cimiterial chapels; monumental and new cemeteries; crematoria; cemetery as cultural landscape; cemetery as story(ies).

The funerary practices: inhumation; reuse of graves; cremation (including debates); disposal of the body; others.

Keeping of memory: text and image on gravestones; gravestones and family vaults as expressions of social status; collective and personal memory; elements of religious/denominational identities.

Research methods and preservation: state of art of recording and investigation; state of preservation; measured survey applied to cemeteries; management of historic cemeteries.

We accept papers framed in the following fields: history, art history, history of religion, archaeology, but also in other fields of humanities and social sciences (in relation with the proposed topics).

June 30th, 2015 (for title, up to 100 words abstract, and a short biographical note);
October 1st , 2015 (for the final paper)


Daniel Dumitran, Marius Rotar 
University of Alba Iulia
Unirii Str. 15-17
Phone: (040)258 811412
Fax: (040)258 806260



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