20th - 22nd March 2018 | Uni. Southampton | @sssbconf
On the final day of the conference there will be several workshops for delegates to sign up for. Details on how to sign up will be emailed to each delegate once they have registered for the conference.
Each delegate will be able to sign up for two workshops. Please note that there are limited places for each workshop, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis (apart from the Anatomical Sciences Workshop - please see below).
The workshops will include:
Workshop 1: Introduction to the Anatomical Sciences Laboratory
Workshop 2: Bones, Bodies, and Burials: An introduction to bioarchaeology
Workshop 3: Memories in Stone: Revealed and Recorded
Workshop 4: Grief Demystified
Workshop 5: The Scent of Death
Workshop 1: Introduction to the Anatomical Sciences Laboratory (Southampton General Hospital)
Facilitators: Dr Jenny Skidmore, Dr Andrew O'Malley, Dr David Walker, & Ellen Adams (Anatomical Sciences Laboratory, Uni. Southampton)
This workshop will include a talk on body donation (bequeathal and embalming), a tour of the Anatomical Sciences Laboratory facilities, and "What's Under Your Skin": a hands on experience with anatomical specimens. Due to the nature of the workshop and limited places, sign ups for this workshop will be on an application basis. More information will be emailed to delegates after registering for Sunday 26th.
Warning: This workshop will include real cadaveric specimens.
Workshop 2: Bones, Bodies, and Burials: An introduction to bioarchaeology (Avenue Campus)
Facilitators: Members of Bioarchaeology & Osteoarchaoelogy Southampton (Uni. Southampton)
This workshop will include a brief introduction to how archaeologists uncover skeletons, and what we can discover about an individual from just their skeleton.
Workshop 3: Memories in Stone: Revealed and Recorded (Avenue Campus)
Facilitators: Tony Hack and Judith Thomson (Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Survey)
This workshop will allow delegates to gain a greater understanding of 'graffiti' and inscriptions from the Medieval period, many of which included memoralisations as well as portraying a Medieval and morbid outlook on life, death, and the process of both.
This workshop will allow delegates to explore different types of grievers (including ascertaining your own grief personality type), demystifying the bereavement myths, and the future of memorialisation. Delegates will be able to gain an understanding of the complexity of responses to death, and will end with an exploration of digital legacies. This session is designed to be reverent to the subject, while still having elements of fun throughout.
Workshop 5: The Scent of Death (Avenue Campus)
Facilitators: Dr Anna Williams (University of Huddersfield)
This workshop introduces delegates to some of the many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are given off by a cadaver as it decomposes, and describes how this information is used to estimate time since death and improve the training of dogs that detect dead bodies. It also introduces the delegates to the stages of decomposition, and how understanding of this can help with identification of unknown individuals and solving crimes.