Date: 18-19 June 2016
Location: University of Bath, BA2 7AY
Survival can be among the very best, or the very worst, of human experiences.
It can mean: surviving disaster, accident, illness, HIV, war, genocide, rape, domestic or child abuse, or loss of any kind. It can lead to survivor guilt, post-traumatic stress, ‘surviving’ yet life no longer feels worth living; but also to resilience & post-traumatic growth, living more authentically after surviving a near-death experience or life-threatening illness, choosing to present oneself as survivor rather than victim. It can also mean life after death: post-mortem survival.
Social scientists, psychologists, social workers, philosophers, ethicists, theologians, political scientists, NDE researchers, all have their own understandings of and research into survival.
The 2016 CDAS annual conference will bring together research and knowledge on survival that has hitherto been fragmented. Booking is now open for the conference via the University of Bath. The CDAS Conference Draft Programme April 2016 is now available; please note that this is subject to change.
Download the CDAS Conference Draft Programme April 2016