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Experiences of Calamity

The collection of essays in the section La società di antico regime e le esperienze della calamità. Memorie, pratiche di risposta (The Society of the Old Regime and Experiences of Calamity: Memories, Response Practices) in issue 2 of 2024…

The printed catalogue of the exhibition "Paper eruptions” is now available!

Since 2022, you have been able to visit the virtual exhibition Paper eruptions. Four centuries of printing on volcanoes. The printed catalogue of the exhibition edited by Elisabetta Scirocco, Philine Helas, Golo Maurer, Domenico Cecere, Hanna…

Natural and anthropogenic upheavals in the Mediterranean area

A session on environmental disasters in early modern era took place during the International Conference on Catastrofi mediterranee. Sconvolgimenti naturali e antropici nella storia dello spazio mediterraneo (Mediterranean Catastrophes: Natural…

Disasters that made the world shudder

Disasters that made the world shudder is the evocative title of the paper presented by Domenico Cecere on 30th January 2024 in the framework of the International seminar Early Modern Italian World organized by the Oxford University, in conjunction…

Managing Times of Emergency

In times of emergency, communication plays a crucial yet problematic role. While this may seem obvious nowadays, even before the emergence of modern media, the methods of gathering, elaborating and transmitting information had a significant…

Catastrophe of the World

With the exhibition Catastrofe del mondo (Catastrophe of the World), the researchers of the DisComPoSE project aimed to share with a wide audience the most significant texts and images representing the catastrophic events that occurred in the…

Final conference of the DisComPoSE project

The DisComPoSE project is coming to an end. The team is organizing the international conference Davanti alla fine. Culture e Politiche della calamità in età moderna (Before the end. Cultures and Policies of calamity in the early modern age).…

Flooding and mobility in the Early Modern Barcelona

The  18th edition of the Barcelona History Congress, held between 22nd and 24th November 2023, was titled Towards an Environmental History of the City. The conference, organized by the Historical Archives of the City of Barcelona, aimed to…

The DisComPoSE P.I. at " Futuro Remoto"

The DisComPoSE project participated in the 37th edition of the Futuro Remoto event, organized in Città della Scienza in Naples. The meeting on November 23rd, entitled European Research: sharing the passion with those who work at the borders…

Climate and Natural Disasters on both sides of the Atlantic

On 5th and 6th October, the XVI International Seminar of History and Climate entitled Climate and Natural Disasters on both sides of the Atlantic from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Strategies of prevention and defence,  building…