Welcome to Death Salon. We hold events that bring together intellectuals and independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality by sharing knowledge and art. Death is sanitized and hidden in contemporary culture to the point of becoming a taboo subject. We aim to subvert this death denial by opening up conversations with the public about death and its anthropological, historical, and artistic contributions to culture. In the spirit of the 18th-century salon, our curated intellectual gatherings hosted in cities worldwide.

Questions? Email info@deathsalon.org.

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Death Salon Organizers

Megan RosenbloomMegan Rosenbloom

[Director and Founder] Medical librarian, Order of the Good Death member, anthropodermic book researcher, Death Salon director & curator of each Death Salon event.   Follow @LibraryatNight


OrderCaitlin Doughty

[Founder and Curator] Licensed mortician and founder of the Order of the Good Death and co-founder of Death Salon; NYT bestselling author, host of Ask A Mortician. Follow @TheGoodDeath

309235_240980409277602_6851666_nSarah Chavez

[Social Media Editor] Order of the Good Death executive director, curator at The Lindsay Museum, and blogger of Nourishing Death. Follow @sarah_calavera

Lindsey Fitzharris

Medical historian, author of The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice and Grave Matters, host of Under the Knife, co-chair of Death Salon UK (2014). Follow @drlindseyfitz

Bess Lovejoy

Writer, researcher, editor and author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses. Editor at Mental Floss. Contributor to Lapham’s Quarterly, NYT and more. Follow @besslovejoy

CFElizabeth Harper

Theatrical Designer, Relic mapper, armchair hagiographer, and blogger of All the Saints You Should Know. Follow @CadaverFormosus

CFJoanna Ebenstein

Founder of The Morbid Anatomy Library and The Morbid Anatomy Museum. Historian, photographer, morbid doyenne. Follow @morbidanatomy

Annetta Black

Curator of Odd Salon, fan of dead explorers and doomed expeditions, co-curator of Death Salon: San Francisco (2014). Follow @deadexplorers


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