Video Appearances

RTPI Interview with Katie McClymont

FNR Highlight: CeMi: Cemeteries & crematoria as public spaces of belonging in Europe

In Luxembourg City’s cemeteries conformity reigns, far from reflecting the diversity of the population. How this affects migrants and minorities is being explored as part of the international project ‘CeMi’, which examines the use and management of cemeteries as important but understudied public spaces.

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Presentation ‘Key findings and policy recommendation’
Thursday November 17, 2022 at 22 Rue d’Arlon, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Cemeteries and crematoria have difficulties catering for the ritual needs of some of the most vulnerable groups in society: minorities and migrant groups, including refugees. A new, HERA-funded research project has studied the situation in 6 countries: Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. What are key lessons for policy makers, politicians and stakeholders at all levels, to build more inclusive and heritage-sensitive communities?

The lunch-presentation on key findings and policy recommendations was held on 17 November, 1-2.30 pm at the Netherlands House for Education and Research (NETH-ER), 22, rue d’Arlon, 1050 Brussels.

Team member Eric Venbrux was interviewed on cultural and religious diversity in dealing with death during the All Souls’ Day/Día de Los Muertos programme in film arthouse Lux in Nijmegen on Saturday 2 November 2019

Journalistic Articles

Yolène le Bras, ‘La mort plurielle‘, d’Lëtzebuerger Land, October 28th 2022

Patrick Jacquemot, ‘Les cimetières ne respirent pas la diversité‘, Luxemburger Wort, December 14th 2021 

Jérôme Favre, ‘Ces morts que l’on garde pour soi‘, Echo Magazine, October 28, 2021 p. 16-18.

Newspaper article citing Avril Maddrell: ‘150,000 Painted Hearts, Each for a Life Lost to Covid-19 in Britain‘, The New York Times, April 1st 2021

Newspaper article citing Avril Maddrell: ‘Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic‘, The New York Times, February 22nd 2021

Ljouwert Leeuwarden Cemetery september 2019 the Netherlands

Elsa Trindade, ‘Les liens sociaux ne s’arrêtent pas avec la mort’Faire société ensemble – CLAE nr 22, April 2020, p. 2-3.

Festival des Migrations, des Cultures et de la citoyenneté Luxembourg 5

‘Diversity in Death’Delano – Luxembourg in English, March 8th 2020

Eric Venbrux

‘Sekularisering er ønsketenking’Vårt Land, June 16th 2019

Chinese cemetery Tongerseweg Zwolle, the Netherlands

Diversiteit en de dood: de Nederlandse uitvaartcultuur is aan het veranderen‘, De Kanttekening, August 21st 2019

Popular Articles


Alissa Kivits, “Door Liefde Verbonden: De Syrisch-Orthodoxe Begraafplaats in Glane.” Terebinth: Tijdschrift voor Funerair Erfgoed 35.2 (2021): p. 24-25

Mariske Westendorp and Eric Venbrux, “Introductie HERA-Project.” Terebinth: Tijdschrift voor Funerair Erfgoed 33.4 (December 2019): p. 24

Mariske Westendorp and Christoph Jedan, “Hera-project: Het behouden waard: islamitische graven in Maastricht.” Terebinth: Tijdschrift voor Funerair Erfgoed 34.1 (March 2020): p. 26-27