Online Memorialisation: a new layer of remembrance in the digital realm.

Remember Me Research Fellow Dr Mirka Hukelova explores the emerging practice of online memorialisation. NY magazine has recently published article about the relatively new phenomenon of online memorialisation and the statistics are staggering, ‘nearly a million Facebook users will die this year, statisticians have calculated that in less than a hundred years, the site will…

Spontaneous Memorials and Tributes

This year, 2016 has already been marked by a number of high-profile celebrity deaths including David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Prince and most recently Muhammad Ali. These losses have resulted in outpourings of public grief and the creation of spontaneous memorials across the Western world. Yet, this kind of response addresses a much deeper…

Media coverage and the deaths of black people in custody

An interesting article has been published in the openDemocracy.net  and the Guardian    highlighting the lack of media coverage when it comes to the deaths of black people in custody in the UK. The author of ‘Black lives matter in Britain too: why does our media care less’ Kiri Kankhwendeor compares the lack of coverage…