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The Final Transformation? Identities After and During Death

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The first in the new Identities in Transformation Theory Seminar Series of 2018 this seminar is an interdisciplinary exploration of identities during and after death; therefore it is open to postgraduate students and early career researchers from any discipline in Trinity College Dublin. Tea/ coffee and snacks will be provided.

The seminar will include contributions from Dr Cornelius Casey (Associate Director of the Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics), Professor Joan Lalor (Professor in Midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery), Professor Desmond O’Neill (Professor of Gerontology, Centre For Medical Gerontology), as well as early career researchers Ellen Finn (Department of Classics), Manon Nouvian (School of Histories and Humanities) and Caroline Lloyd (School of Education).

Death is inevitable, ubiquitous, universal. It is a transformative process through which we must all undergo, a corporeal certainty that shapes our lived experience, lending to our lives a sense of immediacy through its very immanency.

This biological breakdown means that, on some level, we must all encounter ‘death’ in the physical sense of the word, but this is not to say that perceptions of such a transformation are uniform across all societies or even from one individual to another. Indeed, human responses to death are as diverse as they are vast and as such, have been a primary focus of enquiry for scholars across disciplines, ranging from archaeology and anthropology to philosophy, sociology, history and literature.

This workshop session will aim to highlight the variety of identities that undergo transformation both during and after the process of death. Through the discussion of topics such as grief and bereavement to the analysis of funerary, memorialisation and commemorative practices throughout history, this session will work to illustrate that biological death does not necessarily indicate the achievement of a ‘final’ identity, but rather instigates a process of transformation during which a multitude of entities and identities may be seen to undergo change.

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