Dead Fashionable: a cultural and temporal reflection on the fashions of death and burial

Locations
Arts Building (R16 on map) The Archaeology Museum (3rd Floor)
Category
Arts and Science Festival
Date(s)
Monday 17th March 2014 (17:30-18:30)
Contact

Admission free, booking essential. Please email artsandscience@contacts.bham.ac.uk to reserve a place. Please include your name alongisde the name and date of the event you wish to attend when booking.

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Dead-Fashionable-SQUARE

Image courtesy Research and Cultural Collections

Join Meagan Mangum, Classical Archaeology, and Simon Buteux and Sarah Hayes from Newman Brothers Coffin Works in conversation about graves, coffin fittings and burial practices through the ages; both in ancient cultures and closer to home. This session explores how times of social change are reflected in burial artefacts; from the Greek Archaic, Roman and Egyptian cultures through Medieval and Victorian Birmingham, right up to the end of the 1990s.

This event is presented by Research and Cultural Collections, in partnership with Newman Brothers Coffin Works, as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival.