Events

Welcome to our calendar of events for summer 2017, featuring the best death positive events around the globe AND announcing Caitlin’s From Here to Eternity Book Tour!

CAITLIN DOUGHTY 

Chaotic Good: Why the Occult Matters Now (More Than Ever), July 8th, Los Angeles.

 

Death & the Maiden Conference, Keynote speaker July 21st-24th, Winchester, U.K.

 

FALL 2017 – Caitlin will be on tour promoting her NEW BOOK, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death this fall! You can pre-order the book here. Check Caitlin’s NEW WEBSITE for a full listing of book tour events and appearances!

 

 

 

DEATH & THE MAIDEN CONFERENCE 

The Order’s sister site, Death & the Maiden,  will be hosting their first conference July 21st-24th at the University of Winchester. Caitlin Doughty will be a keynote speaker. There will be fascinating talks, a field trip to the Necropolis Railway, learn the art of Victorian hair work or how to make a beautiful shroud in one of the hands-on workshops offered, attend art exhibits, theatrical and music performances, and more! For full schedule of events and tickets visit the conference website.

 

UNDERTAKING LA

 

 

 Undertaking LA  morticians Caitlin Doughty and Amber Carvaly host death care workshops in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending please sign up for the Undertaking LA mailing list by following the instructions outlined here. You can read a bit more about the workshops in Taking Care Of The Dead At Home, And Other Matters Of Mortality on LAist.

 

 

DEATH SALON

Death Salon is the event series of The Order, that brings together independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality by sharing knowledge and art. Our next Death Salon will take place in Seattle,  September 8-10, 2017. Programming can be viewed here. For updates on ticket availability visit the Death Salon website or sign up for our mailing list.

 

 

ORDER OF THE GOOD DEATH MEMBERS

 

Joanna Ebenstein will be speaking at The Victorian Cult of Mourning, an afternoon symposium devoted to exploring the arts and culture of Victorian mourning with illustrated talks and show-and-tell presentations of period artifacts. This event will take place on June 10th in NY, NY.

 

Landis Blair will have a table at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts FestivalJune 17th-18th, in Ann Arbor, MI. He will also be speaking on a the Nonfiction Graphic Novels panel at San Diego Comic Con, on July 22nd in San Diego.

 

Elizabeth Harper will be on hand for a tour of  The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, to provide tour goers with a slew of secrets and mysteries that surround St. Vibiana, the patron saint of Los Angeles. Join her on July 1st in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Sarah Chavez and Elizabeth Harper will be presenting at the Death & the Maiden Conference, July 21st – 24th, in Winchester, U.K.

 

 

OTHER DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS

 

 

Healing the Sick, Burying the Dead: Traditions, Rituals, and Rites of Healing and Death in the Black Religious Experience – a symposium on exploring what is culturally, historically, and religiously significant in how African Americans bury the dead and attempt to heal the sick. On June 16th, in Washington D.C.

 

African Burial Ground Dedication Ceremony – June 17th in Menands, NY.

 

Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery – Juneteenth is a nationally-recognized commemorative day celebrating the abolishment of slavery. Celebrate this historic day by touring the African American burial grounds, engaging in African American burial records and descendant research and various activities for kids. On June 19th in Atlanta, GA.

 

Obon festivals are held throughout the world during the summer months. Search for one in your area using Google and read more in Obon: Festival of the Dead in Japan 

 

Learn the Art of Victorian Hair Work – In this hands-on workshop, you’ll immerse yourself in the Victorian craft and tradition of mourning jewelry in the form of hair art. June 25th in Brooklyn, NY.

 

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles a tour of LA’s forgotten burial grounds. June 25th in Los Angeles, CA.

 

The Kaddish Podcast: Live! – Your favorite Jewish death and identity podcast live, and in person!  Join host Ariana Katz for a night of music, poetry, performance, and interviews. July 6th in Philadelphia.

 

Mütter Research Institute Symposium: Old Collections and New Science – the symposium features scientific experts who will discuss their projects involving the collections from the Mütter Museum. On July 13th in Philadelphia.

You’re Going to Die Presents You’re Alive: A Mortal CelebrationYG2D Presents hosts shows steeped in the context of mortality, showcasing inspiringly enlivening musical acts with movingly entertaining spoken word. August 11th, in San Francisco, CA.