Grief: A Ghost Story (LIVE EVENT)
About the event
“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great troubles?” Professor Albus Dumbledore
Since time began, human beings have grappled with one big question – where do we go after we die? From ancient folklore to movies like Ghost and Truly, Madly Deeply, cultural representations of ghosts and spirits offer fascinating insights into our relationship with death and grief over the centuries.
In this panel session facilitated by Good Grief’s Aisling Mustan, visual sociologist Terence Heng, illustrator Adam Allsuch Boardman, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of York Ruth Penfold-Mounce will explore the cultural history of ghosts and the stories we build around them, as well as the neuroscience of grief hallucinations and the ways in which we experience the dead after they have gone.