Thematic itineraries on Paper eruptions

The lively interest in the digital exhibition Paper eruptions has prompted the researchers of DisComPoSE and of the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institut für Kunstgeschichte to offer some public thematic tours starting from a selection…

Risk, disaster and emergency management

The volume Rischio, catastrofe e gestione dell’emergenza nel Mediterraneo occidentale e in Ispanoamerica in età moderna. Omaggio a Jean-Philippe Luis includes a significant part of the findings of the interdisciplinary and international APURIS…

Paper eruptions. Four centuries of volcanoes in print

The online exhibition Paper eruptions. Four Centuries of Volcanoes in Print is the result of a collaboration between the scientific and library staff of the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institut für Kunstgeschichte and the members of…

“Disaster Narratives”: the debate about this volume

There is a heated debate about the analysis and interpretation of the sources of the natural disasters that occurred in the Kingdom of Naples in the early modern age. This has been encouraged by the book Disaster narratives in Early Modern Naples.…

Lyric poetry about disasters of 17th century

Poesie d’amore e d’altri disastri (Carocci 2021) is an anthology of 70 lyric poems with a commentary about disasters edited by Antonio Perrone. It collects the works of 37 Neapolitan poets who wrote between 1632 and 1695 and passes through…

Narrating Catastrophe in the Golden Age

Gennaro Schiano's book Relatar la catástrofe en el Siglo de Oro. Entre noticia y narración, recently published by Peter Lang (Berlin), is dedicated to a representation of natural disasters in one of the most popular genres produced in the…

Lyric poetry about the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631

The recent publication of La Scelta di poesie nell’incendio del Vesuvio - edited by Antonio Perrone and Carolina Borrelli - aims to extend the scope of the DisComPoSe research and the analysis of the catastrophic reports to lyric poetry. In…

13 September, 2021: Disasters in Spanish Colonial America

The conference Disasters in Spanish Colonial America (16th-18th centuries) is taking place on 13th September in Seville. The activity is the result of the collaboration between DisComPoSe and the Spanish project Res Pública Monárquica. La…

The square as a political space

With the seminar The square as a political space: manuscripts, printings and songs held on 9th June, Prof. Massimo Rospocher shifted the focus of reflection within the cycle of meetings Verba manent to the spaces and concrete conditions in which…

June 7-8, 2021: Communication during emergencies

DisComPoSE has expanded the field of investigation into disasters caused by natural events. In the conference of 7th and 8th June Communication, politics and emergency management in the Hispanic Monarchy. Sixteenth-eighteenth centuries, interesting…