Death Studies Podcast

At the Death and Culture Network conference in September 2022, Trish and I were interviewed by the Death Studies Podcast about Museums, Heritage, and Death! This was such a cool opportunity to talk about the project, and many of our contributors were in the room with us!

Listen to the podcast at this link.

From The Death Studies Podcast:


This episode was recorded LIVE at the Death and Culture conference at York St Johns University in September 2022 and features several of the conference attendees at the close of the episode. Tune in to hear their experiences!

Dr Trish Biers is the Collections Manager at the Level of Curator of the Duckworth laboratory (human and non-human primate remains and an archive) in the Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She teaches in the Department about ethics, repatriation, treatment of the dead, mortuary archaeology, and osteology. She has excavated all over the world but specialises in mummies of South America. She is currently the Museum Representative, on the Board of Trustees, British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) and organises their sub-group on the sale and trade of human remains. Her research interests include ancient and modern death work, mummy studies, osteoarchaeology and paleopathology, biomolecular archaeology, the Columbian Exchange, and museum studies focusing on displaying the dead, working with human remains, repatriation and ethics in archaeology. She is also involved in research about witchcraft, folklore, and archaeology. Trish is the ‘other-half’ of MorMortisMuseum with Dr Katie Stringer-Clary.

Happy listening!

Biers, T. and Stringer Clary, K. (2022) Interview on The Death Studies Podcast hosted by Michael-Fox, B. and Visser, R. Published 21 September. Available at:, DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.21175312

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