February 18, 2021: Environmental calamities in the Early Modern Age

How important are disasters caused by environmental phenomena for historians? Prof. Domenico Cecere tried to answer this question during a lecture for the students of the PhD course in Historical Studies of the Universities of Florence and Siena…

January 14-15 and 21-22, 2021: Saints and institutions in the representation of disasters

Heroic figures in calamitous times. Saints and institutions in the representation of disasters (16th-18th centuries) is a cycle of seminars organized by Gennaro Schiano and Milena Viceconte from the DisComPoSE team, held on14th-15th and 21st-22nd…

December 7, 2020: The memory of the saved

The study of mass emergencies, especially in recent decades, has attracted the attention of numerous scholars who have examined the impact and processing of trauma by survivors through different disciplinary methodologies. Prof. Fausto Greco…

January 14-22, 2020: Heroic figures in calamitous times

The current incidence of natural disasters has stimulated, especially in recent decades, a lively debate among academics from different disciplines about the cultural and social connotations of catastrophes. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes,…