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    Call for Papers The Museum of Funeral Customs and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association will host Death & Loss in America : Colonial Era to the Present
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2006
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      Call for Papers

      The Museum of Funeral Customs and the Illinois Funeral Directors
      Association will host "Death & Loss in America": Colonial Era to the
      Present October 19 - 21, 2006, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Springfield,
      Illinois. The symposium seeks to gather professionals and amateurs from
      all disciplines to examine the subject, share current research, discuss
      common interests, promote networking, and disseminate material.

      Academic and amateur historians, funeral service professionals, museum
      curators, archivists, collectors, folklorists, cemeterians,
      thanatologists, psychologists, grief counselors, hospice care-givers,
      sociologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, physicians, as well as
      undergraduate and graduate students from these disciplines are invited
      to submit presentation proposals. Papers may be of any length; however,
      presentation will be limited to twenty minutes. Recognizing that the
      subject lends itself to many forms of presentation beyond the
      traditional oral delivery, audio visual works are also invited. Session
      commentators, who are specialists in their respective fields, will then
      compare the papers and presentations, offer feedback, and suggest
      further research. Time will also be available for questions and
      discussion by the audience.

      Submissions should include a one-page summary of the paper or program,
      an identification of the sources that will be consulted should be
      included, curriculum vitae, and a current e-mail address.

      Proposal materials should be postmarked before February 15, 2006, to
      Museum of Funeral Customs, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield, IL
      62702. Notification of acceptance will be made by April 1. Questions
      may be directed to Jon Austin, Director, at 217-544-3480 or by e-mail at

      Jon N. Austin, Director
      Museum of Funeral Customs
      1440 Monument Avenue
      Springfield, IL 62702

      The Museum opened in April 2001 and is operated by the Illinois Funeral
      Service Foundation, a 501 c 3 educational organization, and the Illinois
      Funeral Directors Association, a professional membership organization.
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