Re-Imagining Death: Conversations about Dying, Loss, and Grief

Re-Imagining Death: Conversations about Dying, Loss, and Grief

The Missoula Public Library is pleased to partner with the University of Montana Humanities Institute on a series of informal talks, lectures, film screenings, and book club events designed to engage our community in a discussion about death, dying, and loss.

 

 

Dec 9

Film screening and discussion of the film Hotel by the River. Prof. Matthew Strohl will moderate the discussion.

 

For a full list of discussion dates and topics, please visit the Re-Imagining Death web page.

 


 

In the wake of a devastating epidemic, we need more than ever to gather for community discussion about a topic that is difficult, but essential to living a full life.

 

Throughout 2022, we will hold events each month featuring UM professors in the humanities who will share their expertise with the wider community. Professors in a range of disciplines will present short lectures on topics designed to generate discussion, including death rituals and beliefs around the world (African, Hindu, Irish, Middle Eastern); death experiences from past time periods, shifting attitudes about death and dying in cultural practices like funerals, cremation, and end-of-life experiences, and new movements to de-stigmatize discussions of death.

 

We aim to generate elevated and affirmative discussion that builds community through public engagement with a challenging topic during challenging times. We also encourage library patrons to suggest topics related to this series that they’d like to explore in future sessions. Most events take place on Monday evenings and are located in the library’s Cooper Room (Level Four). Film screenings take place Friday evenings, also in the Cooper Room.

Date

Dec 09 2022
Expired!

Time

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Cooper Room B
Level Four, 455 E. Main St., Missoula, Montana

January 2023

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for January

1

No Events
Events for January

2

No Events
Events for January

3

Events for January

4

Events for January

5

Events for January

6

Events for January

7

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for January

8

No Events
Events for January

9

Events for January

10

Events for January

11

Events for January

12

Events for January

13

Events for January

14

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for January

15

Events for January

16

No Events
Events for January

17

Events for January

18

Events for January

19

Events for January

20

Events for January

21

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for January

22

Events for January

23

Events for January

24

Events for January

25

Events for January

26

Events for January

27

Events for January

28

29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for January

29

Events for January

30

Events for January

31

Events for February

1

Events for February

2

Events for February

3

Events for February

4

Search Our Catalog or Website