This 2nd International Symposium on Roadside Memorials takes a broad theme of 'marking death in open places'. It is hoped that this will aid in taking a fresh look at this phenomena and expand perspectives on these memorials.
Toward a Typology of Roadside Memorials - interest has also been expressed by a number of scholars to work toward a typology of memorials. This would provide a sound basis for future scholarship by identifying contemporary and traditional forms of these memorials and enable innovations and change to be more easily identified.
Symposium program - The first day of the symposium will focus on the broad theme of 'marking death in open places'. The second will continue this theme and also include a selection of papers on the typology of these memorials internationally.
Presentation - short fifteen-twenty minute presentations on aspects of roadside memorials are invited. Abstracts should be about 150 words in length. Abstracts should be submitted by 20th November 2009.
Venue- The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland.
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