Three disciplinary approaches to the representation of catastrophe

The DisComPoSE research group took part in a cycle of meetings organized within the Edinburgh Early Modern Network  through an online seminar entitled Narrating and Communicating Disasters in the Spanish Monarchy: an Interdisciplinary Approach. The…

15th November, 2021: Information networks and communication policy

In old regime societies, after natural disasters, the most powerful social groups and institutions were often driven to compete with each other for the management of the emergency. The circulation of information and the control of opinions were…

Rexpublica and DisComPoSE in discussion

Several members of the Rexpublica project and the DisComPoSE project attended the conference Desastres en la América colonial Hispánica. Redes, circulación de la información y memoria (siglos XVI-XVIII), organized on 13th September at the…

24-26 August, 2021: Iconography and history of epidemics

DisComPoSe is among the official partners of the fifteenth edition of the Jornadas Internacionales de Arte, Historia y Cultura Colonial, organized by the Colonial and Santa Clara Museums of Bogotá which took place from 24th to 26th August as…

5 July, 2021: Intervention strategies in the face of disaster

As part of the activities of the RED Geride International Network, the XV edition of the Historia & Disastres conference took place on 5th  July, aimed at promoting the historical and comparative study of disasters related to threats of…

June 29, 2021: The lesson of Piero Camporesi

In the final meeting of the cycle of seminars Verba Manent, Claudio Giunta, professor of Italian literature at the University of Trento, enriched the reflection on popular culture starting from the lesson of Piero Camporesi. The seminar, dedicated…

July 8, 2021: Stories of disasters and dreams of the future

DisComPoSE took part in the eighth edition of Rencontres Recherche et Création. La mémoire du future (At the crossroads of research and artistic creativity. Memory of the future) organized by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the…

June 7-8, 2021: Communication, politics and emergency management

How and to what extent were institutional and extra-institutional communication channels and networks transformed in times of crisis? How was the relationship between the secrecy and publicity of information configured in such moments? Through…

April 14, 2021: About the book “Popular culture in Italy”

About Popular culture in Italy. From Gramsci to Unesco by Fabio Dei (Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018).   The first meeting of Verba manent, a cycle of seminars curated by Vittorio Celotto and Gennaro Schiano, involved the participation of…

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…