Materials of Mourning conference, 3 December 2011, University of York

Registration for the ‘Materials of Mourning: Death, Materiality and Memory in Victorian Britain’ conference is now open. Timed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Prince Albert’s death, this one-day symposium seeks to investigate how grief was manifested and mourning facilitated in the Victorian period through literature, material culture and the visual arts. Often satirised but rarely understood, this event aims to recover the rich culture of mourning in the Victorian period by showcasing current research and encouraging conversation, debate and interdisciplinary exchange. The conference will take place between 9.30am and 6pm on Saturday 3 December at the Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York. There is a £5 registration fee that includes lunch, refreshments and a drinks reception.

Keynote speaker: Marcia Pointon, ‘Casts, Masks and Relics’

For a full programme, speaker biographies, and details of how to register, please visit the blog: http://materialsofmourning.wordpress.com/.

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