Contributors: Charles Clary

Mors Mortis Museum is proud to feature Charles Clary who will contribute to the Public Education and Engagement in Museums and Heritage section of the upcoming Routledge handbook: Museums, Heritage, and Death with his work titled: Transforming Memento Mori: A Contemporary Lens. Charles says that his work stems from the loss of both his motherContinue reading “Contributors: Charles Clary”

Contributors: Elifgül Doğan

Mors Mortis Museum is proud to feature Elifgül Doğan who will contribute to the Politics and the Dead section of the upcoming Routledge handbook: Museums, Heritage, and Death with her work tentatively titled: A quest for identity through archaeological human remains in Turkey.  Doğan says she became interested in studying death and related topics whenContinue reading “Contributors: Elifgül Doğan”

Trauma, Art, Grieving, and Memento Mori

Our inaugural blog comes from artist Charles Clary, who was kind enough to design our MMM logo. Clary recently won the $12,500 People’s Choice 2D award at the regional art competition ArtFields in South Carolina, as well as the Jury Chosen $2,000 Merit Award for his piece “Memento Morididdle.” Follow his recent work on hisContinue reading “Trauma, Art, Grieving, and Memento Mori”

DaCNet: Day 2

By Katie Clary Day 2 of the Death and Culture Network Conference opened with, “Corpses in Cabinets,” my own panel, which included fantastic women scholars from around the world, but also from my home state! Imagine my surprise when I realized the first speaker, Melissa Schrift, was from East Tennessee State University, close to myContinue reading “DaCNet: Day 2”

DaCNet Conference: Day 1

By Katie Clary Night 1 of the conference I headed over to a pub for games and introductions to the DaCNet crew. I knew I was in the right place when I walked in and heard people asking, “Are you here for death??”  I met all kinds of people from all over the world workingContinue reading “DaCNet Conference: Day 1”

Death and Culture Network 2018: A Review

By Katie Clary Last September I had the opportunity to present a paper on Bodies and Display for the Death and Culture II conference at the University of York in the United Kingdom. This was a fantastic opportunity to bring that research to an international audience. While in the UK, I also visited several LondonContinue reading “Death and Culture Network 2018: A Review”