Being Human Festival

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Matthew Sweet Sondra Hausner

To mark the 2016 Being Human Festival, Professor Sondra Hausner was interviewed by BBC Radio 3's Matthew Sweet for the Free Thinking programme. Professor Hausner is a participant in Hope and Fear at Crossbones Graveyard, which takes place on 23 November.  The event takes the form of a dynamic public presentation about and within the ritual conducted at Crossbones, a former burial ground for paupers and sex workers.  Based on a dialogue between John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries and activist for reclaiming Crossbones as a garden of remembrance for outcasts, and Professor Hausner, author of The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard, the conversation between a ritualist and a researcher will expand into a full-blown shamanistic performance. The interview with Professor Hausner is available on the BBC Radio 3 website.

 

The image shows Professor Hausner with Matthew Sweet at the Crossbones Graveyard. (c) BBC.

 

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