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"Beyond the Grave" Introduction

General Overview of My FYE Course

Patrick Harwood

on 14 January 2019

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Transcript of "Beyond the Grave" Introduction

History-Charleston, America, the world
Art History-Beautiful monument styles and variety, iconography (symbols)
Anthropology-Study of what makes us human
Sociology-Study of groups of humans
Psychology- Study of human mind
Religion and Spirituality-Context of death, dying, funerals and cemeteries
Literature and Scripture-Roles in remembering and memorializing lost loved ones
Architecture- Landscape, park influences
Communication-What the types of gravestones and monuments tell us; accurate, concise and creative writing; your blogs as "machine-assisted" communication
Funeral and burial customs
Around the world
In America
By religions
By races
Trends today
Charleston as
our "living" laboratory of cemetery evolution
The "Holy City"-
dozens of grave sites
on the peninsula
Notable Quotes
Death is part of...life
The uniqueness of man's response to death
The evolution of dealing with death
Earliest "funeral" ceremonies
The approach of different cultures
Modern customs around the globe
"Beyond the Grave" Introduction
James Steven Curl- British architectural historian
Kathy Reichs- American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic
"Flush toilets all but
eliminated typhoid, cholera
and dysentery in Europe"
--"Modern Marvels" TV show
"Graveyard" vs.

Interchangeable words?
(a "show what you know" opportunity!)
Graveyards are at churches.
Cemeteries are everywhere else.
Graveyards are also called churchyards
8 Square
100 Burial
Pictured: Funerary posts
called "vigango"--
from Birmingham
(Alabama) Museum of Art

Erected my the Mijikenda
people to commemorate the deaths
of important community members
Recent Grave Finds:

CofC's Addlestone Library
The Citadel's football stadium
Gaillard Auditorium
Why Does It Matter?
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