Disposal of the Dead: Beyond Burial and Cremation
The DeathTech research team is a group of anthropologists, social scientists and human-computer interaction specialists based at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. They have been studying questions at the intersection of death, technology, and society for more than a decade.
The DeathTech Research Team is currently undertaking two major projects:
- Disposal of the Dead: Beyond Burial and Cremation investigates emerging alternatives to and elaborations upon traditional methods of body disposal. Disposal of the Dead is a three-year project funded by the Australian Research Council.
- The Future Cemetery investigates the potential for new technologies to enhance the public's experience of the cemetery. The Future Cemetery is a three-year project funded by the Australian Research Council along with the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust as Linkage Partner.
Australian Research Council
Professor Michael Arnold, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the University of Melbourne
Professor Tamara Kohn, School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Martin Gibbs, School of Computing and Information Systems, the University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Elizabeth Hallam
Dr Bjørn Nansen, School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne
ARC Research Fellow Hannah Gould
ARC Research Fellow Fraser Allison
PhD Student Samuel Holleran