Deathscapes and Diversity

In light of increasing ethnic and religious diversity, there is a need for diversity-ready cemeteries, crematoria and remembrance sites in the UK. The AHRC-ESRC Deathscapes & Diversity research project has investigated the politics and practices of migrant and minority cemetery and crematoria provision in four case towns in England and Wales. Working with local providers and communities, we aim to catalyse a more inclusive policy and research agenda across the sector. Please read further for more information on the research project.

Exhibition Events

Come to one of our exhibition events where you can learn about and reflect on the social diversity of cemeteries, crematoria and remembrance sites in England and Wales! The exhibition events come from in-depth research with local communities and service providers in four case study towns in England and Wales. At the events, you are invited to share your own experiences of cemeteries and crematoria. Moreover, we will explore how cemeteries and crematoria can better accommodate the needs of a diverse and multicultural society. Please read further for the dates, times and venues of events.

Launch Briefing Report

Thanks to everyone who participated in the ‘Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria’ Launch event and exhibition, at the University of Reading, 13th of June 2018. At the event, we launched and workshopped the briefing report on our research project: “Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria in England and Wales” (University of Reading, 2018). Please read further for more information and photos of the event.