Secular Studies (Brill) recently published a themed issue on the role of secularity and secularisation in shifting attitudes and practices surrounding death throughout history. The issue, edited by SSAB members Christoph De Spiegeleer, Niels De Nutte and Jeffrey Tyssens, is comprised of the following contributions:
– ‘Funerary Culture Wars’ in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Europe and the Case of the Brussels’ Freethought Movement (Christoph De Spiegeleer)
– Early Secular Burials in 19th-Century Flemish Provincial Towns (Jeffrey Tyssens)
– In the Face of Death. Societal Attitudes and Popular Opinion on Medical Aid and Dying in Belgium 1936–1950 (Niels De Nutte)
The introduction has been published in open access. The full issue can be found here.