Death and the Afterlife in England, 1750 to the Present

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: HIST 328B

Examines death and attitudes toward the afterlife and the supernatural. Themes include: popular and elite attitudes toward death and dissection; grief and mourning in Victorian England; the emergence of the modern cemetery and the rise of cremation; spiritualism, the First World War and the role of modern media in shaping responses to the death of celebrities.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 316B, HIST 328, HIST 328B.


Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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