The project Disasters, Communication and Politics in Southwestern Europe: the Making of Emergency Response Policies in the Early Modern Age (DisComPoSE) investigates the connections between the circulation of news about natural disasters, the processing of information about such events and the development of emergency management policies.EXPLORE THE DATABASE
DisComPoSE examines the European and extra- European territories of the Hispanic Monarchy between the 16th and 18th centuries, and intends to understand how specific interpretations of environmental disasters influenced the evolution of cultural frameworks, of social relations and of power structures in ancien régime societies.
The DisComPoSE Database collects testimonies of documents about natural disasters occurred during the Hispanic Monarchy. The Map Mode of the database provides a visual overview of the environmental disasters and, for each event, offers a News Circulation Map that helps to understand how the news about the disasters spread at the time.
The DisComPoSE Database also provides a List Mode: this modality provides a list of all the events registered by the DisComPoSe Team with all the correspondent documents.