Oslo Death Network
ODN is an interdisciplinary research network in death studies.
Our capacity to reflect on the finite nature of human existence conditions how we perceive ourselves and our values, and such reflection motivates our actions to a much greater degree than is commonly acknowledged. We are normally inclined to suppress thoughts and anxieties about death, as these are overwhelmingly associated with negative feelings; yet, an awareness and acceptance of the inevitability of death nurtures positive values and actions and leads to a better quality of life.
Oslo Death Network has participants from across a range of fields, including medicine, psychology, philosophy, musicology and the arts.
Forthcoming publication: Peter Edwards and Uta Sailer, "Death in Music and Music in Death: Reflections on Mortality and Listening in the Performances of Marino Formenti" in Music & Death, ed. Wolfgang Marx (Boydell and Brewer).