Philosopher and anthropologist of science Vinciane Despret talks about the phenomenon of death midwives, and how we can cultivate a different approach to grief.
Between the Middle Ages and the turn of the 19th century, the custom of wearing mourning jewellery flourished, especially among the British elite.
Both mammals and birds appear to grieve their dead and observe mourning rituals – just like humans.
The Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day is not usually practised in the Anglosphere. But for Poles (and others in Central and Eastern Europe), it is an important holiday that puts death in its place and looks towards life.