by Dana Sitar
Jan 21, 2012
An Interview with Dr. Hannah Rumble
Dr. Rumble recently co-authored Natural Burial: Traditional-Secular Spiritualities and Funeral Innovation with Professor Douglas Davies. The book discusses findings from Dr. Rumble’s doctoral research in relation to Prof. Davies’s expertise in the wider issues of spirituality and funeral innovation in contemporary Britain.
DANA: How did you come to be academically involved with natural burial?
DR. RUMBLE: Completely by accident! I saw the research project advertised on an academic jobsite in the UK, and the ‘natural burial’ in the research title intrigued me. So, I appplied like you would any other job and ended up being the candidate chosen to undertake the 3 years of funded research on natural burial and the natural burial movement here in the UK. As an anthropologist by training I am used to looking at death and funerary rites. It’s the bread and butter of socio-cultural anthropology!
Read the full article at SevenPonds Blog