The University of Delaware–Hagley Fellows announce their 2011
conference, "Disaster! A Conference on Disasters in History" occurring on April 9, 2011 at
the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington Delaware. 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? The organizers particularly encourage proposals for papers that explore how disasters can inform the histories of business, technology, consumption, the environment, work, and everyday life.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Coffee and an evening reception is included in your registration. Lunch will be $11.
Brochure and registration form available here.