Part of a podcast series

The Wheeler Centre

View all episodes in this series

Dead Calm: Memorials

Listen to Dead Calm: Memorials

Photograph of Hilary Harper, Bjorn Nansen, Joy Damousi and Lyndon Ormond-Parker

Hilary Harper, Bjorn Nansen, Joy Damousi and Lyndon Ormond-Parker at the Wheeler Centre

We've always built memorials to our dead. But how do our memorials and commemorations differ across cultures and how are they changing in the 21st Century? Why do we have different types of memorials for different kinds of death?

In the third part of our Dead Calm series, Hilary Harper, Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Joy Damousi and Bjorn Nansen explore the role, relevance and relief offered by memorials after death and disaster. What do official and unofficial commemorations mean and how do they affect the ways we mourn? 

The Wheeler Centre

Subscribe to the Wheeler Centre's podcast to hear full recordings of our talks – featuring the best in books, writing and ideas.