Grounds for Grave Concern: the life and work of a gravedigger
An event forming part of the Church Monuments Society’s ‘Whose dead in vaulted arches lie’ series of Autumn online lectures for the season of All Hallows. Everybody welcome!
Grounds for Grave Concern: Stuart Prior and Helen Frisby in conversation.
Following their previous successful talk for the Church Monuments Society, Stuart and Helen return to discuss Stuart’s work and life as a gravedigger, unearthing the vital role of these often-overlooked professionals in caring for the dead, the living and the cemetery landscape itself.
The event format will be an interview-style conversation between Stuart, a former gravedigger turned academic, and Helen, an academic historian of folklore. They will also speak about the Grave Communications research project that they are both involved with.
Dr Stuart Prior is a Reader in Archaeological Practice at the University of Bristol. A former gravedigger, he’s previously appeared on Time Team.
Dr Helen Frisby is a historian and folklorist. Her PhD was on Victorian funerals, and she’s previously appeared on The History Channel and BBC radio.
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Image Credit: Dr Stuart Prior