Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation

Lead Research Organisation: University of Hull
Department Name: Social Sciences

Abstract

A considerable body of material continues to explore the changing face of death in the 21st century, amongst which is growing evidence of new and diverse forms of memorialisation as people mark the passing of those to whom they felt a close association in life - colleagues, friends and public figures as well as family members. This evidence, much of it anecdotal and in the popular media, raises new questions concerning the content, meanings and purposes of memorials and the process of memorialisation. As traditional forms are replaced or supplemented by personalised, customised responses, it appears that these lay bare the fundamental human urge to memorialise but with little to guide mourners, or those professionals and community representatives supporting them, in developing forms which will meet those deepest needs. This research will comprehensively analyse memorialisation practices in the UK, past and present, subjecting this to some international comparison, in order to inform understanding of: (i) the significance of memorials and memorialising processes today and throughout history and their relative significance at different points in time; (ii) the purposes and meanings which they fulfil today, the social effects observed in the past and the factors and contexts which shape these purposes, meanings and social effects; (iii) their forms and representations, past and present, and how and why these may be changing in contemporary society. Particular focus will be on: the role of religion; the context, understandings and practices of contemporary humanistic spiritualities; the significance of personal meaning-making; socio-economic and cultural variations and the development of cultural 'scripts'; the ways in which personal experiences and perspectives interface with social trends. We have identified 4 emergent tensions, about which we have currently little understanding nor have fashioned a response: tensions arising from an identity for the deceased which is contested between mourners; where the representation of the deceased and their life is shrouded in ambiguity; where forms which are permanent or forms which are transitory may variously be problematic; where there is conflict or dissonance between the public and private domains.
Using historical, ethnographic, visual and other qualitative methods, the project will undertake two surveys of literature, media and internet sources, one embedded historical case study, two free-standing strands, and four contemporary case studies. The surveys will separately and together draw up accounts of memorial practices in the distant and more recent past and the contemporary scene, seeking to understand the influences of the past on the present, the features of memorialisation which are enduring and those in which we are seeing rapid change. Analysis from the surveys will inform the conduct of the remainder of the study. The photographic strand will examine the significance of the photograph in mourning and remembering through history as well as contemporary proliferations through devices such as the mobile phone. The free-writing strand will examine the growing practice in hospices of encouraging free-writing from bereaved relatives, such as in creating 'bereavement trees' or communal memorial books, which serve as ever-growing memorials and the focus for both personal and shared mourning and remembering. The four case studies, exploring memorialisation in the military, among Polish migrants in Hull, the transgender population, and the hidden face of dementia, will further explicate the four tensions identified above. Each element of the study will report separately and produce a range of outputs for academic, professional and public audiences and be brought together in an overarching analysis culminating in the final report and an exhibition.

Planned Impact

This research will have impact on 3 broad groups of users in a variety of ways:

1. The academic community
In addition to providing a hitherto unparalleled (breadth, depth and overall scope) study of memorialisation, the anticipated theoretical development arising from its innovative interdisciplinary approach and analytic frame, ensures that the project will make a significant contribution to the field of death studies and lay a foundation which other researchers may take forward in discrete areas and lines of enquiry. Further, the case studies will establish a data base in fields on which little is currently known - for example, memorialisation in the transgender community. Methodologically, the research will open up new ways of combining data; for example, the incorporation of visual evidence through the photographic essays alongside standard qualitative interviews offers exciting possibilities for triangulation and validation of qualitative findings. The comparative historical approach offers a grounding for contemporary studies which has so far been missing in commentaries of death in late modernity and postmodernist analyses; conversely, infusing historical enquiry with critical social theory (for example, the self and agency) suggests innovative ways of enhancing and enriching both history and social science.

2. The death services industry and its users
The research has the potential to have impact on the everyday practices of funeral directors and celebrants, morticians, stone masons and memorial services, health and social care practitioners/clinicians and policy makers (working in related fields such as with military personnel as well as in end of life/palliative care and bereavement services) coroners and the police. Its findings will add considerably to understanding of the issues which dying people and their relatives face in preparing for death and its aftermath. For example, it will illuminate the meanings which are attached to objects, embedded in identities, found in spiritual and religious resources and reflected in relationships, and the significance of these to health and wellbeing. It will also produce a range of tools which translate the implications of the findings into good working practices to support these front-line workers.

3. Museums and exhibitions community and its consumers
As well as staging its own exhibition(s) the research will offer a considerable resource for museums and the development of other exhibitions. Its integrated historical and contemporary focus speaks to the modern need to engage with the past in relation to ourselves and our own preoccupations. Presenting as it does a number of topical interests and social concerns - such as the integration and acculturation of migrant communities - the project will provide a range of accessible and engaging products of use to schools and other education communities.

Finally, memorialisation is a topic of increasing interest in popular culture and the discrete communities and particular issues which this research addresses are also increasingly aired in the public domain, hence the research has the potential for wide social impact. An important avenue for this will be through the project's culmination in 2017 providing the opportunity to showcase the research within and alongside the Hull City of Culture celebrations and events.

Publications

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Title 'Jane and Eric' 
Description CI Associate Prof Liz Nicol had a screening of a video presentation 'Jane and Eric', at the Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact TBA 
 
Title Endlessness 
Description Endlessness Liz Nicol To take a photograph is to record a momentary observation, to take notice of something, somewhere or someone. To print a photograph is to preserve that moment in material form, as an object; it is to create something we can hold on to, and keep for the future, in perpetuity. A photograph of a loved one can often be found at the site of a grave, a sometimes disarming visual reminder that this person was once alive and stood in front of a camera looking into the eyes of the photographer. As the viewer we stand together with the photographer, and in some ways we replay their original act of seeing each time we encounter the image. To remember our loved one, to monumentalise their life, we engrave their name in stone. Those who lost their lives fighting for their country are also remembered by name. Each name is one of many in an endless sea of names, engraved names live on, in perpetuity. These photographs are observations, visual notes that record how we commemorate our loved ones. It is sad to see evidence of care turning to neglect, to see cut flowers wilting and decaying at the site of a grave. It is extraordinary and commonplace to see grave markers of a death 100 years ago in pristine condition without any clues to the passage of time. Photographs present ambiguity, war torn landscapes recover, trees grow, there are still traces of the past to be seen. Flowers are used in many ways as part of the process of memorialization, the Flanders poppy is perhaps one of the best known symbols of death associated with The Great War. In this exhibition flowers have a significant presence; photographs of ceramic flowers in graveyards in France and Belgium, plastic and silk flowers in cemeteries in Italy are placed next to wild flowers collected on the Western Front, specimens brought, into the darkroom, resulting in highly detailed jewel-like black & white prints 'objectographs'. There are several distinct elements; Keep your Kodak Busy is a series of photographs taken through the lens of a 100 year, old Kodak Box Brownie No.2 documenting memorials that commemorate The First World War, and Shadow Drawings, a series of photogenic drawings of the melancholy Weeping Willow, cyanotypes, using the early (Sir John Herschel, 1842) photographic process to create blue prints, the intense references of grief and loss, as if tears falling from the sky This exhibition part of the interdisciplinary research project 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation' funded by the AHRC, more information www.hull.ac.uk/rememberme Liz Nicol is Associate Professor of Photography at Plymouth University www.liznicol.co.uk 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact None to date - The exhibition is currently being installed and will open on 22 March 2018. 
 
Description Previous Responses
Are there any Key Findings associated with this award?
Yes
What have you discovered or developed through the research funded on this grant? Please explain for a non-specialist audience.

Each of the nine strands of this interdisicplinary project has identified key findings which are detailed in their separate final reports (see https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/project-reports/). We have reached two key conclusions (A and B) with four sub-conclusions stemming from each.

A. MEANING-MAKING IS AT THE HEART OF MEMORLIALISATION ACROSS ALL PERIODS OF HISTORY AND TAKES PLACE AT INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND SOCIETAL LEVELS. It is possible that we are seeing a move away from the taking of meaning from handed-down beliefs and practices to the creation of personally customised meanings. However, the development of memorialisation practices across history indicates the constant search for meaning in the face of death and significantly, contemporary studies indicate that that search often returns to traditionally established forms and practices to find a starting point for customised expression.
A 1 Memorialisation practices embody the conceptualising of death and reflect the cosmic/world view of the society/period (e.g. death as 'transition' from earliest civilisations - e.g. Egyptians). In the contemporary period we see a move towards new and various concepts of immortality which are neither wholly secular nor (for the most part) religious.
A 2 Memorialisation provides the opportunity to revisit the intensity of grief but then resume everyday functioning - it is a way of living with grief without it overwhelming and building and maintaining new ongoing connections with the dead. Memorial sites (including online) and events offer a supportive community on an ongoing basis for those in grief which is more accessible, more sustainable and may be more acceptable to many people today than traditional bereavement support groups, professional counselling etc.
A 3 Ritual and symbolism are of enduring significance and particularly relied upon in public expressions and as a means of containing and ordering difficult emotions. Some motifs e.g. light - and modes e.g. music, recur across time. This may be because they allow access to a different level of meaning and expression (than words alone) and when used as a symbol operate as shared meaning but individually taken.
A 4 The concept of 'the life' is heavily contextualised. The notion of memorialising the 'whole life' becomes more complex in a long life or one of contested identity and the contemporary emphasis on 'celebrating' the life may be problematic in these circumstances.

B. MEMORIALISATION MAKES OF THE INDIVIDUAL LIFE MORE THAN PERSONAL MEMORIES. The individual life is lived out within a historical period and civilisation, a particular cultural context, may belong to a significant social trend or the death to a catastrophic event, as well as being experienced through a network of close and wider relationships. Thus, each individual life makes its 'mark' as part of something wider.
B 1 The reclaiming of memory and re-memorialising is a trend observable in the modern period and possibly accelerating in contemporary memorialisation practices; significantly, it reaches back into the past.
B 2 The relative significance of different aspects of identity - social, personal/relationship, personal/ characteristics, public persona - appears to vary across history and socio-cultural and political context. Changes in identity across the individual life course are a major cause of disquiet and conflict but the ongoing nature of memorialisation affords an opportunity for some resolution.
B 3 Death is not 'the great leveller'. Cultural diversity, social status and economic inequalities, gender, identity and sexuality markers are made visible in death even laid bare in ways that were not so in life. Such signifiers are of prime importance to the mourners.
B 4 The interface between the public and private domains recurs as a shifting boundary across time. Broadly speaking, the trend is from communal/public memorials and behaviours to the dominance of private and intimate forms and expressions in the contemporary period. However, there are exceptions in every period and a marked trend in the present towards sharing private memorialisation in public spaces. The phenomenon of 'stranger mourning' (ie where the deceased was not known to the mourner and is not associated with national memorialisation events) is increasing but it is not known whether the initial mourning behaviour to mark the death continues as ongoing memorialising behaviour.

CONCLUDING COMMENT ON THE CHANGING FACE OF MEMORIALISATION
There are no seismic shifts in memorialisation practices observable across time. The 'face' of forms and behaviours reflects social trends and cultural context and does therefore vary across time and place but there are more replicated types of forms and behaviours across time and place than might at first be assumed. This is possibly because the purposes of memorialisation remain remarkably constant and enduring across time - viz the need of the living to 'tame' death through the construction of meaning and affording a form of immortality to the dead.
IMPLICATIONS OF THIS CONCLUSION
Through better understanding of why we memorialise, what inhibits and what facilitates memorialisation practices, what forms of memorial meet particular needs, the study of memorialisation offers a rich resource for addressing contemporary challenges in death and dying. As the study of the past allows us to see what endures, equally the study of the present helps us understand why, and this exchange both illuminates and refines the knowledge base.
Exploitation Route As PI, I am currently finalising the overarching final report (from all 9 strands) for wide dissemination and developing with our industry partners tools for implementing the implications of our specific findings in health and social care practice, the funerals and memorials sector and archaeology, heritage, and museums. We are also engaging with the wider community and community organisations and creative and visual arts. Our final conference and exhibition in April 2018 was attended by representatives from these constituencies and provided the opportunities for engagement between these delegates and national and international scholars attending and presenting at the conference. Four roundtable discussions were facilitated by industry representatives: Archaeology and Heritage; Funerals and Memorials Industry; Dementia; Hospices and Palliative Care. Out of these, expressions of interest were gathered in tems of taking the findings forward. One practice guide has already been published (by Hospice UK - Helping People Remember: Memorialisation).
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/project-reports/
 
Description Dr Andrew Goodhead collaborated with Hospice UK, and Professor Holloway advised, to develop a practice guide from his study of memorialisation in hospices, which was published by Hospice UK in association with the University of Hull and launched at the Hospice UK annual conference in November 2018 and disseminated through a notice in eHospice UK.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Healthcare
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Roberts Funding
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Title Countries Old and New NVivo dataset 
Description Audio recordings and transcripts of 26 interviews conducted with first and second generation Polish migrants to Hull. Interviews were conducted in both Polish and English. Respondents speak about how they remember their loved ones in diasporic context. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Data has been presented at national and international conferences: • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice 
 
Title Dementia Study - Phase 1 Dataset 
Description A collection of interview recordings and transcripts relating to the the first phase of the dementia case study "Celebrating the Life: the hidden face of dementia". Interviews were conducted with 18 respondents who had been bereaved of someone suffering from dementia. A further three interviews were conducted with persons who currently have a relative who is suffering from dementia. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None to date. 
 
Title Free-Writing in Palliative Care NVivo Dataset 
Description Data collected from fieldwork at 10 hospice sites. Qualitative data from memorial books, held at hospices with entries from bereaved individuals. Observation data from annual bereavement services held at hospices. Ethics requires that the dataset is kept anonymous and secure. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None to date. Not publicly available. 
 
Title Heroes & Loved Ones NVivo Database 
Description Qualitative dataset from a series of interviews conducted as part of the Heroes and Loved Ones case study. The dataset has been coded with thematic nodes. Ethics requires that the dataset is kept anonymous and secure. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The dataset formed one of the key sources for the Heroes and Loved Ones poster display and public feedback seminar held on 22nd November 2016. The seminar is recorded as an engagement activity for this award in ResearchFish. The dataset itself is not publicly available 
 
Title Heroes & Loved Ones SPSS Database 
Description Quantitative dataset recording participant responses to a survey. Participants were recruited at Remembrance Sunday services in Beverley in November 2015. Ethics requires that the dataset is kept anonymous and secure. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None to date Not publicly available 
 
Title Remembrance Sunday Media Archive 
Description An archival search was conducted of two national newspapers: The Guardian and The Times for the period between 6-17 November from 1919 to 2015 for the 0,5th and 8th year in each decade. Data collection was based on a keyword search for the terms "Armistice Day", "Remembrance Sunday" and "Remembrance" + "Day". This resulted in a collection of more than 1,000 items including news articles, letters to the editor, classified and display advertising, religious service schedules, and memorial notices. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This source is adding context to the research of the Heroes and Loved Ones case study. 
 
Title Who Were They? Case Study Dataset 
Description Recordings and transcripts of 11 interviews with persons who have been bereaved of a trans friend or family member. The dataset also includes extensive field notes and participant observation notes of the 2016 Transgender Day of Remembrance Service conducted in Manchester. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Preliminary results of analysis were presented at an ESRC Seminar: Bailey, L., 'Who Were They?: Trans Identities and Memorialisation', Medical Encounters with the Corpse: Managing Social Identities and Emotional Labour ESRC Seminar Series: Encountering Corpses: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of contemporary encounters with dead bodies, Hull York Medical School 9 November 2017. 
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation Hospice UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation Keele University
Department Keele Clinical Trials Unit (Keele CTU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation St Christopher's Hospice
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation University of Canterbury NZ
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation University of Otago
Department Department of Art and Art History
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Collaborating Institutions 
Organisation University of Worcester
Department Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The collaboration pools together research expertise from a range of disciplines to examine memorialisation practices. The collaboration forms the research team. The PI, research fellows and three CIs are located at the University of Hull. Other CIs are based at the Universities of Plymouth and Keele. Collaborator researchers are based at the Universities of Worcester, Otago and Canterbury (NZ), and St Christopher's Hospice. Prof Margaret Holloway at Hull brings her expertise in the field of death, dying/end of life care, bereavement and dementia Prof Malcolm Lillie at Hull brings his expertise as an archaeologist, supported by Dr Yvonne Inall, also an archaeologist. Dr Nicholas Evans brings his expertise in diaspora studies. Dr Michael S. Drake contributed his expertise in the sociology of the military up until his death in August 2017. Dr Miroslava Hukelova brings her expertise in religion, politics and society and health studies. Dr Louis Bailey brings his expertise in transgender and health studies.
Collaborator Contribution St Christopher's Hospice has contributed through the work of Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead who is an investigator on the project. Dr Goodhead has collaborated with Hospice UK in producing a practice guide and dissemination of the research and guide. The University of Plymouth brings the creative talents of Associate Prof Liz Nicol to the collaboration. Keele University is now the host institution of one of our project Co-Investigators, Dr Lisa Dikomitis, who brings her expertise as an anthropologist to the project. Professor Angela McCarthy, based at the University of Otago, has collaborated with Dr Nicholas Evans on his research into memorialisation practices in the British Diaspora. Similarly, at the University of Worcester, Prof Suzanne Schwarz brings to the project her expertise on the British diaspora, and memorialisation in former slave colonies. Assoc. Prof Ruth McManus brings her expertise in the field of the sociology of death to the research of the British diaspora in New Zealand. The College of Arts Research Challenge fund, University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ also contributed $NZ2,000 for a research assistant for Assoc. Prof McManus
Impact The research collaboration is multi-disciplinary, including the disciplines of anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Conference Papers: • Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. • Fletcher, J., Hukelova, M. and Holloway, M. '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' presented to Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Manchester, 23-26 May 2016. • Drake, M.S., 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick June 13-14 2016 • Evans, N. J. 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y. and Lillie, M., 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Evans, N 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017. • Evans, N 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017 • Inall, Y 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. • Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', BSA Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. • Biernat, M 'Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations', Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017. • Drake, M 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017. • Holloway, M. 'What can memorialisation tell us about grief?', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017. • Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017. Chairing of Conference Sessions: • Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference, University of York, 1-3 September 2016. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Fractured Identities, Fractured Visions', at (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self, University of Hull, 8-9 September 2016. • Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. • Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.Public Events: • Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. • Remember Me Poster display. Series of eight posters showcasing the "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study and military deaths in Iron Age and Medieval Britain were mounted for public display in Beverley Minster 11-13 November 2016 and St Mary's Beverley 13-22 November 2016. • Remember Me "Heroes and Loved Ones" case study, public feedback seminar, East Riding College, 22 November 2016. • Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017. Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland: • 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole • 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice Media Engagement: • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Look North, 'Remembrance Sunday 2015'. • Margaret Holloway interview BBC Radio Humberside, 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Yorkshire Post, 'University Study Asks Why We Remember', 8 November 2015. • Margaret Holloway interview, feature article, Hull Daily Mail, 'The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning", 25 November 2015. • Evans, N, televised interview, Estuary TV on cremation practices in Hull, televised 19 September 2016. • Bailey, L, newspaper interview, Hull Daily Mail, 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-study/story-29820122-detail/story.html, 24 October 2016. • Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. • Inall, Y, 'Nine Weird and Wonderful Facts About Death and Funeral Practices' The Conversation, 20 December 2016. This was picked up by more than 5 online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. Social Media: • Remember Me blogsite: https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/ The site has had 100 blog postings to date. To date the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. • Remember Me Facebook page has 84 likes and has regular postings which generate traffic to the blog. • Remember Me Twitter account has over 400 followers and generates traffic to the blog.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Church of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Cooperative Funeral Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Durham University
Department Durham Global Security Institute (DGSi)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Hospice UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation Murray Memorials Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remember Me - Project Advisory Group 
Organisation University of Worcester
Department Association for Dementia Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team is delivering the Remember Me project. As appropriate reports are provided for the Project Advisory Group meetings to inform their discussion and consultation role.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives from each of the collaborating institutions and organizations serve as a Project Advisory Group on the Remember Me project. The academic PAG members advise relevant to their particular discipline. The non-academic PAG members offer stakeholder insights and guidance as to dissemination, practice development and impact.
Impact The formation of the PAG represents a new research relationship which is facilitating the progression of research into memorialisation practices. Two whole-day PAG meetings have taken place in April 2016 and March 2017. Enhanced interdisciplinary understanding and research approach. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary drawing in anthropology, applied social sciences, social work, sociology, political science, gender studies, archaeology, history, funerary and memorials industries, palliative and end of life care, religion and theology, pastoral care/theology, practical theology, photography, visual arts. Feb 2018 a meeting between project collaborator Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead and PAG member Ms Claire Henry (Hospice UK) took place to develop a practice guide for memorialisation practices in hospices.
Start Year 2015
 
Description "Countries Old and New" Public Seminars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Two seminars entitled "Countries Old and New" with Dr Marcin Biernat at universities in Poland:
• 7 December 2017 at the University of Opole
• 8 December 2017 at the University of Katowice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description #Rhodesmustfall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commentary by Samuel North and Nicholas Evans on the removal of the statue to Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.heritageconsortium.ac.uk/2015/10/20/rhodesmustfall-and-cape-towns-present-day-statuary/
 
Description '"Lest We Forget" in 2015: what's religion or spirituality got to do with it?' Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Mirka Hukelova, Emeritus Professor and Rev Jeremy Fletcher resented preliminary findings of the Heroes and Loved Ones case study. A three day international conference bringing together researchers and scholars from a range of academic disciplines and the creative arts with policy makers and practitioners from the caring professions, education sector and business communities, to consider the state of play in spirituality studies as well as the dynamic relationship between spirituality and contemporary society.
The conference offered an opportunity to spread awareness of our research to an international audience. The international audience also offered extensive networking opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.basspirituality.org.uk/category/conferences/conference-2016/
 
Description 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Michael Drake presented a paper at the second annual symposium of the Authority & Political Technologies (APT) network at the University of Warwick. The symposium was attended by leading scholars in the fields of politics and sociology. Dr Drake's paper explored some of the biopolitical findings emerging from the Heroes and Loved Ones case study to a national audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/research/currentresearch/authorityandpoliticaltechnolog...
 
Description 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation Biernat, M and Dikomitis, L 'Memorialisation practices among Polish migrants in Hull', British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, 4-6 April 2017. Dr M Biernat reported on research conducted for the project stream 'Countries Old and New'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.britsoc.co.uk/
 
Description 'Regards from Hull' - The texture of remembrance at home and abroad (blog page) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry for the Remember Me blog site. Written by Dr Nicholas Evans. Focussing on his research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/regards-from-hull-the-texture-of-remembrance-at-h...
 
Description 'Remembering and Re-remembering Kith and Kin in Scottish Kirkyards', ' National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Remember Me CI Dr NIcholas Evans and Consultant Researcher Professor Angela McCarthy (University of Otago) presented papers at this ESRC funded seminar. They joined prominent members of the international community whose research focus is the Scottish diaspora. Remember Me Principal Investigator Margaret Holloway and Postdoctoral Research Assistant Dr Yvonne Inall also chaired sessions at this conference, raising awareness of the Remember Me study and taking advantage of a unique networking opportunity. Discussions with other researchers attending the conference are expected to develop into future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/scotsdiaspora/seminar-8/
 
Description 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation by project CI Nicholas J Evans 'Stones Speak - Jewish burial culture and racial uncertainty in postcolonial Barbados', Jews in Racialized Spaces, Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, 28-30 March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.kaplancentre.uct.ac.za/kaplancentre/events/jews-in-racialized-spaces-conference-2017
 
Description 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the international conference: Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June - 2 July, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Yvonne Inall presented an overview of the Remember Me project and our emerging research. 'The Remember Me Project: Using contemporary social and cultural studies to inform our understanding of past cultural practice.' Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress Lectures, University of Hull, 1-2 April 2017. The conference was attended by professional archaeological consultancy firms and academics from Britain and abroad. Of particular significance was the attendance of a number of Polish delegates which offer prospects for future engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.spma.org.uk/events/pmac2017/
 
Description 'The exclusivity of memorialisation on the sugar islands of Barbados', Death and Culture Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Death and Culture Conference 2016 offered an opportunity for a number of researchers working on the Remember Me project to present their research. Dr Nicholas Evans, Professor Suzanne Schwarz and PhD student Samuel North each presented papers showcasing their research for the project case study 'Identity, meaning and memorialisation in the British Diaspora'. The conference was attended by an international audience from across a range of academic and practice disciplines, offering a unique opportunity to foster networks and future research collaborations.
Following on from this conference Dr Evans has remained engaged with the Death and Culture 2016 network via social media. This has led to fruitful research discussions and the formulation of ongoing ties with the AHRC-funded project Continuing Bonds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/research/death-and-culture/
 
Description 'Transgender people tell their fascinating and heartbreaking stories for Hull University project' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coinciding with the press release announcing the commencement of the Remember Me case Study 'Who Were They? Trans Identities and Memorialisation' Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Louis Bailey was approached for interview by the Hull Daily Mail. The interview became part of a larger feature article exploring the experiences of trans persons living in the Hull area. The article highlighted the groundbreaking nature of our research and had the direct impact of prompting members of the trans community to make contact with the project seeking to participate in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/university-of-hull-to-embark-on-first-uk-transgender-remembrance-stud...
 
Description 'Whole Life? Fragmented Death?', (Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self - International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Yvonne Inall presented some of the preliminary findings of research conducted with Professor Malcolm Lillie as part of the Remember Me case study 'Deep in Time: Meaning and Mnemonic in Archaeological and Diaspora Studies of Death'. The international and interdisciplinary nature of the conference presented a unique opportunity to raise awareness of our research beyond our institution. Dr Inall also chaired a session at this conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://disconnectedforms.wordpress.com/
 
Description BBC Look North News Story - Remembrance Sunday Fieldwork 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Look North conducted an interview with Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway and filmed fieldwork activities taking place on Remembrance Sunday 2015. The interview covered the project as a whole and presented an overview of the research which would be conducted over the next three years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio Humberside Interview with Phil White 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Series of four interviews with BBC Radio Humberside discussing the project conference. Interviewees included: Dr Nicholas Evans, Professor Margaret Holloway, Dr Yvonne Inall and Liz Nicol. The interviews were broadcast during the week of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio Interview - Remembrance Sunday 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Radio Humberside journalist and presenter Judi Murden interviewed Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway about the Remember Me project, and the field work which was being conducted on Remembrance Sunday 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bailey, L., 'Who Were They?: Trans Identities and Memorialisation', Medical Encounters with the Corpse: Managing Social Identities and Emotional Labour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bailey, L., 'Who Were They?: Trans Identities and Memorialisation', Medical Encounters with the Corpse: Managing Social Identities and Emotional Labour ESRC Seminar Series: Encountering Corpses: political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of contemporary encounters with dead bodies, Hull York Medical School 9 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Centenary of Zeppelin Raids on Hull (BBC Broadcast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inclusion in broadcast, and associated website, for BBC Humber story on the anniversary of the First World War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-32917351
 
Description Conference Plenary presentation: ''Memento Mori Aotearoa' - Ruth McManus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from international collaborator presenting findings from the New Zealand comparative study at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference Plenary presentation: 'Countries Old and New' - Lisa Dikomitis & Marcin Biernat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from Co-I and Research Fellow presenting findings from the project strand, 'Countries old and new: memorialisation among Polish migrants in Hull', at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference Plenary presentation: 'Deep in Time' Malcolm Lillie and Yvonne Inall. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from Co-I and Research Fellow presenting findings from the project strand, 'Deep in Time: Meaning and Mnemonic in Archaeological and Diaspora Studies of Death' at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference Plenary presentation: 'Hospices as Facilitators of Memorialisation' - Andrew Goodhead 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from research collaborator presenting findings from the project strand, 'Free-writing study in palliative care and bereavement' at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference Plenary presentation: 'One life or two? Remembering and commemorating the person with dementia' - Margaret Holloway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from PI presenting findings from the project strand, 'Celebrating the life? The hidden face of dementia', at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference Plenary presentation: 'The Photograph as Vehicle for Mourning and Remembering' - Liz Nicol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from Co-I presenting findings from the project strand, 'Photographic essay: The photograph as vehicle for mourning and remembering', at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference paper, 'The Ends of Commemoration: Centenary Remembrance of the British First World War Dead', Dr Michael S Drake. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper presented by Co-I to the conference, 'Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference plenary lecture: 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation'. Margaret Holloway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Introductory overview lecture from PI at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference plenary presentation: ''Heroes and Loved Ones' - Miroslava Hukelova 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from Research Fellow presenting findings from the project strand, 'Heroes and loved ones; death arising from armed combat', at final conference hosted by the project team ( please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Conference plenary presentation: 'The British Diaspora - Exploring Changing Memorialisation in the British World' - Nicholas Evans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary lecture from Co-I presenting findings from the project strand, 'Identity, meaning and memorialisation in the British Diaspora' at final conference hosted by the project team
(please see entry in Engagement Section on 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation' Conference).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference paper presented by Evans, N. and McCarthy, A. 'Jewish epitaphs in global perspective', 'Jews on the Move': British Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12 July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Final Conference: 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation', The Guildhall, Hull. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The final conference hosted by the University of Hull and the project research team was designed to bring together international scholars across the range of disciplines engaged on the project with industry partners from the museums and heritage, funerals and memorials and health and social care sectors. We aimed to:
share the findings of our own research; engage with current and ongoing cognate research and practice initiatives; promote impact from the research; facilitate and develop interdisciplinary conversations; provide the opportunity for further research collaborations and partnerships with research users in all sectors. Delegates totalled over 100 over the 3 days of which 34 gave papers in parallel sessions, and 7 poster presentations, with additional poster and visual exhibits.The impact of the conference in the immediate time period can be guaged by :
1. Media Coverage and Interviews. The project and the conference received a lot of regional and limited national media attention, with a series of radio interviews with Phil White and Blair Jacobs on BBC Radio Humberside and two online/print media pieces in the Yorkshire Post and Funeral Service Times.
2. Social Media Engagement: Engagement with all social media platforms increased over the course of the conference and continued to a greater or lesser degree in the succeeding weeks. For the month of April 2018 we had over 23,800 impressions, peaking at 4,160 impressions on Friday the 7th of April, and we have received over 200 mentions by other Twitter accounts in April (an over 700% increase on March). Our Twitter feed was filled with mentions on the days of the conference, with many delegates tweeting photographs and positive comments about individual speakers/papers and the conference overall. This provides us with a richly textured dataset to demonstrate the conference has been a successful engagement activity. Our Twitter feed also garnered 62 new followers in April 2018 reaching 483 followers in that month. Facebook also offered good exposure for the project and the conference with posts of photographs and links to media reports on the conference each reaching around 150-200 people, with a few posts and shares. The blog also received an increase in engagement while the conference was running. We had 353 unique visitors between 4-7 April with a total of 715 views, peaking at 200 views from 87 unique visitors on the 5th of April and significant interest in our online memorial trail. We had 7 blog posts under the banner of our 'Conference Showcase Series'. This demonstrates that, in addition to acting as an engagement product for the conference, we have played an active role in promoting the work of other scholars in the field.
3. Networking. Around 30 delegates completed the evaluation questionnaire with verypositive feedback, particularly in relation to the exchange of ideas and creative approaches, and strong support was given for establishment of an international memorialisation research network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Hedon Road Cemetery - Televised Interview on Estuary TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following on from a post written by Dr Nick Evans for the Remember Me blog (https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/memorialising-cremated-loved-ones-the-case-of-yorkshire/) Dr Evans was approached by Estuary TV seeking an interview. The interview highlighted Dr Evans' research into local memorialisation practices and promoted the research project as a whole. The interview was originally broadcast to a local audience in September 2016 and was re-broadcast to a national audience in December 2016. The interview has been successful in raising the public profile of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Heroes and Loved Ones - Public Feedback Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The seminar was aimed at providing participants in the Heroes and Loved Ones study, and members of the general public an overview of the research conducted and our initial findings. The public seminar feedback event was held at East Riding College, Flemingate Beverley from 7-9pm on the evening of Tuesday the 22nd of November. The audience included interviewees, student volunteers who had administered the survey and members of the general public. Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway, Dr Michael Drake and Dr Mirka Hukelova used pre-prepared posters as talking points, offering more detailed feedback on the 'Heroes and Loved Ones' case study. The posters were also displayed for the evening so that attendees were also be able to view the posters there while enjoying refreshments.
Each poster presentation was followed by an invitation to the floor for open discussion. The discussion was lively and wide-ranging. The small group format worked well to encourage discussion without feeling awkward or intimidating for participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Holloway, M chair of session 'Commemorating Scottish Diaspora Deaths Abroad' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Holloway, M co-chair of session 'Clinical Presentation 2', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Holloway, M co-chair of session 'Clinical Presentation 2', The 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Holloway, M. Public lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Scholar Programme. 'Living and Dying Well' 6 February 2016. Invited to deliver the lecture. The Head of Department serves on the Hong Kong Government Social Policy Advisory Committee. He has since consulted with me about an end of life care strategy for Hong Kong.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Holloway, M. Public lecture in Marie Curie Wales/Welsh Assembly series Making sense of end of life care, 'Faith and Spirituality at the End of Life', Cardiff, 4 October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Holloway, M. interview on Sunday Breakfast Programme with Judi Murden, BBC Radio Humberside 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Broadcast on the 13th of August 2017 this interview with Judi Murden was on the subject of use of ritual and symbols in death. Discussion was following the death of baby Charlie Gard, which had attracted national attention, when media reported his parents would place his toy monkey in his coffin. Prof Holloway spoke about what kinds of things people do and they was that they do them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Holloway, M., Keynote Speech 'Ritual and meaning-making in the face of contemporary death', Emerging rituals in transitioning society, International Symposium, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, 17 November 2015. Citation of work and consultation. A secular celebrant and professional trainer, Jeltje Gordon-Lennox, published a book "Crafting Secular Ritual. A Practical Guide", launched at a public engagement as a result of these consultations. Three follow on events resulted, one on the 16th of November 2016: Conference "Rediscovering Ritual: the senses and sensemaking in secular ritual" held in Geneva; 24 January 2017 Symposium "Ritual in Fearful Times" at the University of Humanistic studies Utrecht; 13 February 2017 was a book launch for the book "Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies" held at the British Humanist Association in London. Prof Holloway was consulted on the publication process and invited to contribute an endorsement of the book "Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hospice UK Annual Conference 'Dying for Change' : Presentation 26 November 2019: Andrew Goodhead 'The Dead Shall Live: Hospices as Facilitators of Memorialisation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual conference of Hospice UK, the umbrella body for independent hospices in the UK. Aims to bring together new research and practice initiatives to a mixed audience of practitioners, manangers, policy advisors and carers/service users of palliative and end of life services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hull Daily Mail Feature Article - "The University Study that's aiming to open our eyes to mourning" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Hull Daily Mail Journalist wrote a feature article which ran over two pages on 25 November 2015. The article presented an overview of the Remember Me project and the research which would be conducted over the next three years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Inall, Y chair of session 'Comparative Commemorations of Diasporic Deaths Overseas' at Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November 2016. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inall, Y chair of session 'Slavery, Death and Heritage', at Death and Culture Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chair of organised session at the Death and Culture Conference, University of York 1-3 September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inall, Y. and Lillie, M. 'The living dead: enduring relationships between the living and the dead in Prehistoric Britain', Death and Culture Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Death and Culture Conference 2016 offered an opportunity for a number of researchers working on the Remember Me project to present their research. Dr Nicholas Evans, Professor Suzanne Schwarz and PhD student Samuel North each presented papers showcasing their research for the project case study 'Identity, meaning and memorialisation in the British Diaspora'. The conference was attended by an international audience from across a range of academic and practice disciplines, offering a unique opportunity to foster networks and future research collaborations. Following on from this conference Remember Me researchers have remained engaged with the Death and Culture 2016 network via social media. This has led to fruitful research discussions and the formulation of ongoing ties with the AHRC-funded project Continuing Bonds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Margaret Holloway interview, BBC Radio Humberside 'Remembrance Sunday', Judi Murden Sunday Programme, November 2016. Interview feeding back to the community preliminary findings of the Heroes and Loved Ones case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description McCarthy, A 'Scottish Migrant Headstones in Ceylon', Commemorating Diasporic Death at Home and Abroad, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 25 of November. ESRC Seminar Series Scotland's Diasporas in Comparative Perspective. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Remember Me CI Dr NIcholas Evans and Consultant Researcher Professor Angela McCarthy (University of Otago) presented papers at this ESRC funded seminar. They joined prominent members of the international community whose research focus is the Scottish diaspora. Remember Me Principal Investigator Margaret Holloway and Postdoctoral Research Assistant Dr Yvonne Inall also chaired sessions at this conference, raising awareness of the Remember Me study and taking advantage of a unique networking opportunity. Discussions with other researchers attending the conference are expected to develop into future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Memorials Jews Left Behind (Public lecture and subsequent broadcast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture to the Jewish Historical Society of England (Leeds branch) in September 2018. The public lecture was recorded and subsequently broadcast via the JHSE website. (57 minutes)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://jhse.org/branches/leeds/memorials-jews-left-behind-17th-sep/
 
Description Nicol, L 'Jane and Eric', video presentation, Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Short film presentation at Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2017, University of Plymouth, 16 March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nine weird and wonderful facts about death and funeral practices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Yvonne Inall wrote a short article which was published in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community. The article presented a lighter view of some of the more unusual burial practices encountered during the literature review for the Remember Me case study 'Deep in Time: Meaning and Mnemonic in Archaeological and Diaspora Studies of Death. The article was published online on 20 December 2016. It has since been picked up by more than five online news sites including Heritage Daily and IFL Science. As of 12 March 2018 the article has had in excess of 23,000 views. The breakdown of reader locations indicates that the article has been widely read in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada as well as other untracked countries. A number have readers have also clicked through the story to the Remember Me project blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/nine-weird-and-wonderful-facts-about-death-and-funeral-practices-70465
 
Description North, S. 'Memorialising colonial death in modern Cape Town: forgotten voices, contested identities', Death and Culture Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Remember Me project facilitated a University of Hull doctoral student, Mr Samuel North to present a research paper as part of a session in the Death and Culture Conference, York, 1-3 September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Photographic exhibition: 'Endlessness' - Liz Nicol 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Photographic Exhibition bringing together the research of Co-I on 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation'. The exhibiton was housed at the Hull School of Art and Design and advertised through Hull City Council events and accompanied by two events: i) an accompanying talk by Liz Nicol for art students ii) a launch event at the 'Remember Me' conference, introduced by the director of a local photographic studio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Photography Masterclass - Liz Nicol 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Masterclass given by invitation at the Nigel Walker Photographic Studio, now incorporated into the Hull International Photography Gallery, to outline practice methods and practice research as applied in the 'Remember Me' research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Polish migrants' narratives on family memory and traditions across generations. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented at the international conference Europa i Polska w dobie migracji. Postawa wladz i spoleczenstw panstw europejskich wobec mniejszosci narodowych, etnicznych i migrantów (Europe and Poland in the age of migration. European authorities' and societies' attitudes towards national and ethnic minorities and migrants), University of Poznan, 11-12 May 2017.
The authors Dr Lisa Dikomitis and Dr Marcin Biernat are planning to build up on this paper to write an article on memorialisation practices through oral history and family memory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Remember Me - Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Audio podcast created by PI Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway in panel discussion with Associate Professor Ruth McManus and Professor Jackie Bowring on topics related to themes emerging from the Remember Me project research.
The podcast forms the focus for an ongoing, online discussion forum, accessible to a range of academic, professional and student participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://rememberme.phpbb.hull.ac.uk/index.php
 
Description Remember Me - Heroes and Loved Ones Poster Display 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of six A0 size posters were created and displayed offering feedback on the research survey and interviews which were conducted as part of the Remember Me case study Heroes and Loved Ones. The posters were prepared by Dr Mirka Hukelova with input from Dr Mik Drake and Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway. A further two posters on the archaeology of martial death, burial and memorialisation in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and a case study of the medieval Battle of Towton were prepared by Dr Yvonne Inall with contributions from Malcolm Lillie, offering insights into the Remember Me study Deep in Time.
The posters were displayed in the south transept of Beverley Minster from 11-13 November 2016. The display was then moved to St Mary's, Beverley, where it was on display from the afternoon of the 13th until the 22nd. The posters garnered real interest and photographs of members of the public viewing the posters were taken (with verbal permission) and posted on the Remember Me Twitter and Facebook feeds.
The display attracted media attention and Emeritus Professor Margaret Holloway was interviewed for BBC Radio Humberside's Sunday Morning programme, which was broadcast on 13 November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Remember Me Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Conference Paper at the international conference 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation in the UK'. Paper on remembrance of the First World War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Remembrance of Jewish participants in World War one (BBC Broadcast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for Yorkshire Post story on Jews involved in World War One
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/our-yorkshire/heritage/world-war-one/homefront/remembering-jewish-so...
 
Description Roundtable discussion group: Archaeology and Heritage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Roundtable to discuss implications of the findings of 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation' and pathway to impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Roundtable discussion group: Dementia and memorialisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable to discuss implications of the findings of 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation' and pathway to impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Roundtable discussion group: Funerals and Memorials Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Roundtable to discuss implications of the findings of 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation' and pathway to impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Roundtable discussion group: Hospices and Palliative Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Roundtable to discuss implications of the findings of 'Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation' and pathway to impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Scwhartz, S., 'Burial practices and the burial heritage of slavery and emancipation at Freetown', Death and Culture Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Death and Culture Conference 2016 offered an opportunity for a number of researchers working on the Remember Me project to present their research. Dr Nicholas Evans, Professor Suzanne Schwarz and PhD student Samuel North each presented papers showcasing their research for the project case study 'Identity, meaning and memorialisation in the British Diaspora'. The conference was attended by an international audience from across a range of academic and practice disciplines, offering a unique opportunity to foster networks and future research collaborations. Following on from this conference Remember Me researchers have remained engaged with the Death and Culture 2016 network via social media. This has led to fruitful research discussions and the formulation of ongoing ties with the AHRC-funded project Continuing Bonds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar: 'Countries Old and New' - Dr Marcin Biernat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by former Research Fellow on 'Remember Me' at SOCJOKATO - monthly open-seminars organised under auspices of POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO SOCJOLOGICZNE, ODDZIAL KATOWICE (POLISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, KATOWICE BRANCH) and hosted by the REGIONAL INSTITUTE OF CULTURE. This is part of the ongoing dissemination of the Polish migrants case study in Poland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Symposium paper: 'Biopower and the political life of the military war dead'. Dr Michael S Drake. Paper presented to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper presented by Co-I to Authority & Political Technologies 2016: Biopolitical Matters - a symposium, University of Warwick
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Changing Face of Memorialisation (Estuary television interview) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Television interview on Estuary Television featuring Dr Nicholas Evans. Evans spoke about how the first municipal crematorium, at Hull, changed the way people memorialised loved ones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Changing Face of Memorialization c.50,000 BC to 1918 AD 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In this illustrated talk, three University of Hull's scholars present the findings of their research into the changing face of memorialization. Part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded study, it will cover three key periods in history. Firstly, Professor Malcolm Lillie will explore ancient burial practices between the Old Stone Age through to the Bronze Age. Dr Yvonne Inall will then trace changing memorial practices from the Iron Age until the Medieval period - drawing upon recent finds at Driffield. Finally, Dr Nick Evans will discuss how memorialization in this region changed between the English Civil War and the end of the First World War. After tea and coffee the team will then visit the Hull Museums Quarter to show how memorialization is displayed in the city's museums.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.eylhs.org.uk/dl/359/201718-winter--spring
 
Description The Forgotten Jews of Freetown (Lecture to the Freetown Society, Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture to the Freetown Society in Hull.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://freetownsociety.org/events/the-forgotten-jews-of-freetown/
 
Description What can memorialisation tell us about grief? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon 12-15 July 2017.
The paper was an opportunity to showcase the work being done on the Remember Me project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.icgb2017.org/
 
Description Wordpress Blog: Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog is a public-facing interface for our researchers to engage with the general public. Between November 2015 and March the blog has had over 24,000 views from more than 15,000 unique visitors. There have been 100 posts on the blog to date. Posts have been written by members of the research team, and the site also features guest posts from stakeholders, industry professionals, and postgraduate and undergraduate students. The blog plays an important role in our ongoing network development and public engagement. The blog has international reach with visitors from over 100 countries, from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Responses to the blog have been positive and these have included direct engagement with members of the public wanting to learn more about or research, and/or seeking to become directly involved as participants.
The blog is also having educational impact, with VLEs for several external Universities linking directly to our posts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL https://remembermeproject.wordpress.com/
 
Description Yorkshire Post feature article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Yorkshire post journalist Rob Parsons wrote a feature article focussed on the Remembrance Sunday fieldwork being conducted in November 2015 and provided an overview of the project, with a particular focus on the Heroes and Loved Ones case study. The article ran on 8 November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015