A Brief History of Death
Thursday, October 9
Ramsey Library Special Collections
William Spellman, Professor of History and Director of COPLAC
Join Bill Spellman as he discusses his latest book, A Brief History of Death (Reaktion Books, 2014).
"A Brief History of Death considers how we have died throughout history, both in the causes of death and in our varying attitudes to actions that lead to the deaths of fellow humans. The book provides a deeper context for contemporary debates over end-of-life issues, especially the emerging tension between longevity and quality of life." (from the publisher's website)