Our forthcoming book ‘Waiting for the End of the World? The Archaeology of Medieval Disasters’

We would like to share a preview of the volume on the archaeology of natural disasters in medieval Europe which Chris (Gerrard), Peter (Brown) and I (Paolo Forlin) edited for the Society for Medieval Archaeology. The book is expected to be published soon this year. Waiting for the End of the World? The Archaeology of… Read More Our forthcoming book ‘Waiting for the End of the World? The Archaeology of Medieval Disasters’

The RISKRES fieldwork in the Spanish Pyrenees. The 1373 Ribagorça earthquake

In November we participated to the 7th International Colloquium on Historical Earthquakes & Paleoseismology Studies (ICHEPS) in Barcelona (link) and in the next few days, as part of the RISKRES project, we went on a field trip in the Spanish Pyrenees. This region was struck by a number of destructive earthquakes in the later Middle… Read More The RISKRES fieldwork in the Spanish Pyrenees. The 1373 Ribagorça earthquake

Recent papers from the ArMedEa project

The Armedea project has published other two papers recently. Forlin, Valente, Kàzmèr 2018, Assessing earthquake effects on archaeological sites using photogrammetry and 3D model analysis, Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Volume 9 This paper evaluates the application of photogrammetric recording to seismically-affected archaeological sites from the moment of on-site data acquisition through to the analysis of… Read More Recent papers from the ArMedEa project

The “Risk and Resilience” project (2017-2020)

After the completion of ArMedEa (2014-16), we are now working on a second 3-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust entitled “Risk and resilience: exploring historic responses to earthquakes in Europe: 1200-1755“. Chris Gerrard, Paolo Forlin, Dave Petley, and Francesca Pucci Donati will be investigating the evolution of responses to seismic disasters in Europe from… Read More The “Risk and Resilience” project (2017-2020)

LAC 2018. Call for papers. Session “The flip side of the coin: resilience, adaptation, and innovation in the wake of natural disasters”

Dear all, Simon Jusseret and I will be organising a session at the next Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2018) which will be held in Newcastle and Durham (UK), 17-20 September 2018. You are more than welcome to contribute to this session by submitting a paper or poster proposal by the 31st of March. The call… Read More LAC 2018. Call for papers. Session “The flip side of the coin: resilience, adaptation, and innovation in the wake of natural disasters”

Conference on the great 1117 Veronese earthquake (Venice, 20th January 2017)

On Friday the 20th of January 2017, a conference hosted by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti at the Palazzo Franchetti in Venice commemorated the 900th anniversary of ‘the most severe north Italian earthquake’, as the 1117 ‘Veronese’ earthquake has been labeled. (http://www.istitutoveneto.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1086; videos of the presentations are on line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LArtXCWyS8&list=PLfcFPNXyAOqYA9ie8eeoPU2ziSQFhHtQi) The conference organisers… Read More Conference on the great 1117 Veronese earthquake (Venice, 20th January 2017)

Medieval sites affected by the 2016 Central Italy earthquakes in the Tolentino area (Macerata, Marche)

In November 2016, thanks to the kind support of Protezione Civile, Feltre section, I had the chance to spend four days in the area of Tolentino (province of Macerata, Marche) with the aim of surveying some medieval sites which were recently affected by the 2016 Central Italy earthquakes. Although set slightly away from the epicentral area… Read More Medieval sites affected by the 2016 Central Italy earthquakes in the Tolentino area (Macerata, Marche)