Appel à communication : « Disaster! A Conference on Catastrophes in History » (9/04/2011)

“Disaster! A Conference on Catastrophes in History.”
April 9, 2011
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware

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The University of Delaware-Hagley Fellows invites scholars to join in a conversation about how disasters have shaped societies, cultures and environments since 1700. What makes a disaster a disaster? Who decides? How have they been interpreted? What are the consequences of disasters? What can historians gain by studying disasters? We particularly encourage proposals for papers that explore how disasters can inform the histories of business, technology, consumption, the environment, work, and everyday life.

The organizers welcome proposals by both graduate students and established scholars. Financial assistance for travel will be provided to all conference presenters.

Please email a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to the Hagley Fellows at by December 31, 2010. For more information:

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  1. Je rebondi sur ce billet car le sujet est le même.
    Mais il s’agit d’un “Call for papers” de la Revue d’Histoire Ibéroaméricaine à propos des catastrophes et désastres dans la Péninsule Ibérique et dans l’Amérique-Latine.

    Call for Papers HIb Revista de Historia Iberoamericana

    Dossier: “Disasters and History in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula”

    HIb Revista de Historia Iberoamericana invites to submit articles for a special issue about “Disasters and History in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula,” that will be published in June 2011. The intention is to promote the discussion about the environmental, social, cultural, political and economic impact that different types of events, labeled as “disastrous,” have had in different Latin American and Iberian societies in the short or the long term. This involves possibilities of reflection about the connection of different societies with the environment, the social relations in context of crisis, fear, memory, identity or political and economic changes associated with disasters. We will consider proposals that deal with catastrophes, fires and epidemics as well as the effects of floods, droughts, earthquakes, and storms, among others. We will give priority to articles that provide a methodological and conceptual contribution to analyze disasters from a historical perspective in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

    As guest editor for this special issue we have invited professor Charles F. Walker, director of the UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) and author of Shaky Colonialism. The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and its Long Aftermath (Duke, 2008),

    The deadline to submit articles is Friday January 7 th , 2011. We accept articles written in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The articles should be submitted by e-mail to or . For instructions and details about how to submit your article visit .

    Stefania Gallini, Dr.
    Carson Fellow 2010-11
    Rachel Carson Center, Munich, DE (

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