Dis manibus: a taxonomy of ghosts from popular forms: an illustrated taxonomy of ghosts and ghostly phenomena

Williams, Robert (2014) Dis manibus: a taxonomy of ghosts from popular forms: an illustrated taxonomy of ghosts and ghostly phenomena. In: Haunted taxonomies, 23 September 2014, The Horse Hospital, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Roberts Williams presents on 'Dis manibus: a taxonomy of ghosts and ghostly phenomena' at this Haunted Taxonomies event, a special collaboration between Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy and London's Strange Attractor. The name Dis Manibus is drawn from the Latin, abbreviated to “DM” on Roman tombstones, which dedicate the occupants to ‘The Spirits of the Underworld’. Dis Manibus emerged as a consequence of a series of seminars at the noted Mildred’s Lane Project in Pennsylvania. Here, over an intensive three-week period, a group of graduate students and artists referred to as Mildred’s Lane Fellows considered the different contexts and behaviours of ghosts and ghost-seeing from a range of popular cultural forms. Professor Robert Williams is an artist and academic based at the University of Cumbria. He has collaborated closely with artists Mark Dion and Bryan McGovern Wilson; conceptual writers Dr. Simon Morris and Nick Thurston; archaeologists Dr. Aaron Watson and Dr. David Barrowclough; German cultural sociologist Dr. Hilmar Schäfer, and with his son, Jack Aylward-Williams. (Dr. Roger Luckhurst of Birkbeck University presents on 'Voids, corridors, wires' at the same event.)

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Departments: Fine and Applied Arts
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 15:49
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 15:59
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4206

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