On June 13-14th 2023, we are hosting a hybrid conference, dedicated to exploring and sharing scholarship and work relating to suicide and culture.

The topics of suicide and culture are complex and under-examined. However, it is increasingly recognised that better understanding of cultural contexts and factors relating to suicide, and responses to suicide, are vital. The Suicide Cultures research project is exploring suicide as a cultural practice across areas of Scotland, using a range of methods – from interviews, documentary analysis, ethnography – to arts-based approaches.

This conference is an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of people who are working on or thinking about suicide as a cultural issue. We are excited to host the conference online as well as in-person, which is enabling people from across the world to take part.

While the in-person tickets are sold out, tickets are still available to join online.

The full programme can be seen here: Suicide Cultures Conference Programme .