Topics

 

1. ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
a. Attitudes, beliefs and symbols relating to death
b. Social representations and occultation of death
c. Human groupings, death and funerals
d. Urban organization and cemeteries


2. ARTS
a. Cinema
b. Dance
c. Literature
d. Music
e. Painting and sculpture


3. COMMUNICATION AND THE CIBERSPACE
a. Death in the media
b. The trivialization of death in social media
c. The communication of death online
d. Online mourning


4. ENVIRONMENT AND URBANISM
a. Climate changes
b. Environment ethics
c. Thanatological spaces


5. HEALTH SCIENCES

a. Euthanasia, dysthanasia and orthanasia
b. Medicine and old age
c. Medicine and palliative care
d. New technologies and finitude


6. HISTORY

a. Historical moments of special confrontation with death
b. Death in Portuguese and global history
c. The Portuguese Brotherhoods of Mercy


7. LAW, ECONOMY AND POLITICS

a. Death and legal personality
b. Death penalty
c. Social policies, quality of life and death
d. Economic policies and death


8. MILITARY AND SECURITY
a. Death in the war field


9. PHILOSOPHY
a. Time and death
b. Existence, hope and death
c. The survival of the soul
d. Philosophical thinking about death
e. Bioethics

10. PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION SCIENCES
a. Thanatology
b. Pain, memory and mourning
c. Death and life cycles
d. Suicide
e. Training of teachers and carers
f. Lifelong learning


11. THEOLOGY AND RELIGION SCIENCES
a. Death in the different religions
b. Death in various religious books and documents
c. Death and hope
d. Death in the message and history of Fátima