European culture of memory on enviromental disasters

Tetyana Perga

Ph. D. (History), senior transatlantic fellow of the Institute of World History NAS

UDС 94(100):316.73+504



The origin of the European culture of remembrance of environmental disasters is investigated. It is proved that it’s important part occupies the «culture of disaster», which was formed at the beginning of the first millennium A.D. in response to natural disasters. It is analyzed its essence, which means a broad range of preventive measures aimed to minimize the material and cultural losses from possible natural and man-made disasters. Promising areas of 217 development and the role of memory in the maintaining and updating information on such events are discussed.


Culture of natural disaster, the memory of environmental disasters, technological accidents, the European region.

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