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 a fourth scholar 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)

2016 Central Italy earthquake. Wrath of God, scapegoats, miracles,and other ‘medieval’ aspects of a 21st century seismic disaster

When an earthquake occurs in a densely populated area like central Italy, reactions are mainly focused on the recovery and assistance of victims, removal of debris, assessment of the damage, reactivation of infrastructures and public services. As nowadays, these actions also constituted the core of post-disaster recovery in the Middle Ages, when populations were far… Read More 2016 Central Italy earthquake. Wrath of God, scapegoats, miracles,and other ‘medieval’ aspects of a 21st century seismic disaster

Under the volcano: excavating in the Azores (Vila Franca do Campo 2016)

I am happy to attach the text which will be published soon by the Society for Medieval Archaeology Newsletter about our 2016 season in the Azores (6-27 September). This is a collage of pictures taken during our fieldwork in Vila Franca. Under the volcano: excavating in the Azores (Vila Franca do Campo 2016) The islands of… Read More Under the volcano: excavating in the Azores (Vila Franca do Campo 2016)