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Death as a result of armed conflict is an historical constant, one that transcends all cultural and chronological barriers. However, the manner in which a society chooses to process its war dead is both culturally relative, and illuminating. This conference aims to commemorate the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey with a detailed, interdisciplinary discussion of a subject that is rarely broached in its entirety. The conference will explore the practices, rituals, and ideologies surrounding the war dead from any historical period to invigorate a discussion on the cultural significance of their treatment.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Owen Rees; Michala Hulme