Perceptions of Death in Collective Memory: Numbers | Spaces | Texts
by Sibylle Erle & Makrina Agaoglou
Dr Makrina Agaoglou (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Madrid), Sophie Ungerer (University of Brighton) and Dr Sibylle Erle (University of Lincoln) came together to talk about representations of Death in collective memory. Their starting point was COVID and the graphs that document the ‘facts’ about the COVID-dead and infected. The project and collaboration consist of responses to William Blake’s “London” (1794). Their project, which had two phases, consists of a symposium (2 November 2021; part one), a conference presentation (6-7 May 2022; part two) and a video-interview, tracing the process (8 May 2022; part three). Over the period funded by AlumNode (1 July 2021-31 May 2022), they organised an online symposium, which brought together experts in our areas of interest; they worked towards a conference workshop, with 15-min presentations each, delivered in hybrid-form at the Death Conference at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln; they did a video-interview which presents the project’s process and progress, as well as the challenges and successes of our collaboration.
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