Le CECMC, en la personne de Katiana Le Mentec , était co-organisateur, avec trois collègues chinois, de l’International Anthropology Workshop “Comparative Study of Disasters and Upheavals” qui s’est tenu à Chengdu. Sur l’invitation de Katiana Le Mentec, Pierre Fuller, directeur du projet, a présenté le site DisasterHistory.org lors de cet atelier.
DisasterHistory.org was formally launched at the International Anthropology Workshop “Comparative Study of Disasters and Upheavals” hosted at the Southwest University of Nationalities in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 16-18 October 2015.
DisasterHistory.org grew out of a research network based in the UK at the University of Manchester with the aim of making scholarship on major disasters and humanitarian crises readily accessible to the public. Currently focused on disasters in China’s past, as we expand our scope we invite contributions from experts on the subject of disasters, broadly defined, in all regions and periods of history. As we develop, we also aim to serve as a forum of collaborative work and data-sharing for researchers from around the world.
Our disaster features are produced by specialists on the events they write for here on DisasterHistory.org while our disaster briefs are researched and written by postgraduate and undergraduate students, whose work is reviewed by members of our team. Copyright in the contents of each article remains with the author(s).
DisasterHistory.org is supported by a British Inter-University China Centre AHRC-funded research network grant.
- Pierre Fuller: chief editor
- Gareth Evans: web designer & developer
- Luke Heselwood: editorial & research assistant
- Luke Kelly: research assistant
- Richard Atherton: technical assistance