What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started My PhD

So I rarely go off on tangents here, but given the number of questions I’ve received about my PhD since starting the blog, I thought it might be a good idea to have a little sideline chat. Don’t worry, more smelly death stuff to come in the near future, but here are a few words of advice…

Fan of Perfume? Come, Share Your Thoughts! 

Hello Dearies, aside from what I have brewing here at DS&LG I am also working on a project for publication in an academic journal. I’m looking at the buying habits and the market’s adaptability for self-professed perfume fans and as part of that research, I’m collecting data in the form of a simple 3-minute survey….

Emerging Research on the Scent of Death

Here at Death/Scent we tend to play with pleasant fragrances that are used to create an atmosphere of sacred space during death rituals. I am not, however, adverse to talking about the darker side of scent. Especially when new research on the fetid haze of human decomposition may lead to improved forensic recovery. So let’s…

The Ethics of Displaying Human Bodies Symposium

Hi Dearies, I wanted to spread the word, especially for those in the UK about an interesting symposium happening on Monday, March 21st. The University of Warwick’s Centre for the History of Medicine will be hosting The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies symposium at the Arden Conference Centre. The symposium should be a fascinating discussion about the…

Cadavers as Cradles of Creativity

Hello dearies, I wanted to pass on the details of a fascinating event in London tomorrow, February 17th. I know it seems a lot of the events and lectures I talk about are in the UK, I do keep an eye out for talks in the extended the Anglo, German, and Francophone worlds. The British…

Death & Dark Tourism Funded PhD

Hello Dearlies, I apologise for not posting in the last two weeks, real work has taken me away from my fun work. However, I just wanted to start off the return of content by spreading the word of a funded Ph.D. project that may be of interest to any EU readers with aspirations to join…