Reading The Signs: Disaster, Apocalypse And Demonology In European Print Culture, 1450-1700

Grant number: DP0985851 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Religious identity and belief have been critical to understanding, explaining, controlling and also exploiting natural disaster within the cultures of early modern Europe. Religion continues to shape responses today to phenomena such as climate change, drought and pandemic. By exploring religious responses to natural disaster, this project will both promote Australia's high international reputation for early European research, and also offer new perspectives for contemporary public discussion of natural disasters and the fears they generate. It will foster cross-institutional research, and in mounting a major public exhibition, promote awareness of Australia's rich artistic and historical co..

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