Research Associate in Archaeology, Durham University

Paolo Forlin is a Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University, UK. From 2014-2016 Paolo held an ERC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in which he led the ArMedEa project investigating the archaeological evidence for earthquakes in medieval Europe. He has published widely on this topic and is currently expanding this work through the Leverhulme Trust funded ‘Risk and Resilience’ project, which is directed by Prof Christopher Gerrard.

With Chris Gerrard and Peter Brown, Paolo is the co-editor of the forthcoming volume 'Waiting for the End of the World? New Perspectives on Natural Disasters in Medieval Europe'. This book, which will be published by Routledge soon, collects 18 chapters and a catalogue on geotectonic, meteorological, hydrological and biophysical medieval disasters.


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    Research Associate in Archaeology, Durham University