SMA Annual Conference. Waiting for the End of the World: The Archaeology of Risk and its Perception in the Middle Ages

2nd-4th December 2016 Rewley House, Oxford This interdisciplinary conference will explore what happened when natural disasters affected medieval European societies (AD 500-1550). The focus is archaeological and historical but we also aim to bring together geographers, seismologists, climatologists and others to discuss the impacts of rapid onset disasters such as geophysical and hydro-meteorological hazards, among… Read More SMA Annual Conference. Waiting for the End of the World: The Archaeology of Risk and its Perception in the Middle Ages

Estimating the exposure to seismic hazard of large urban populations in late medieval Europe

One of the most intriguing goals addressed by the ArMedEa project is to better understand how seismic risk was spread across medieval Europe. In order to do that, the first step of our study has measured to what extent large medieval cities with a population higher than 10k inhabitants (73 in total at the beginning of the… Read More Estimating the exposure to seismic hazard of large urban populations in late medieval Europe