Remembering and forgetting the dead
Halloween was a day to mark the dead. Modern rituals of death continue this tradition, both remembering and letting go, say University of Melbourne experts.
How popular culture helps with the business of death
The opening of ‘Fun Home’ in Melbourne is part of a broader popular embrace of issues around how we deal with death, says University of Melbourne expert
We need to rethink how we manage deathcare
As baby boomers age more Australians will pass away each year, adding to growing pressures on or our death-care services, warn University of Melbourne experts
Dying apart, buried together
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of Western society's deepest prejudices around human remains and mass burials, say University of Melbourne experts
The stuff of death and the death of stuff
University of Melbourne anthropologist Hannah Gould discusses her research into death, material culture, spirituality and the effects of COVID-19 on death care.
Bringing new life to cemeteries
As Australians embrace new ways and technology to commemorate the dead, University of Melbourne researchers look at some potential repurposing of cemeteries