Welcome to the website of the NWO Vici-project Dealing with Disasters: The Shaping of Local and National Identities, 1421-1890 (project number 277-69-002).

Our research project develops a new approach by studying processes of identity formation from the perspective of disaster studies. The main hypothesis is that the issue of identity formation can be understood properly only when the impact of disasters (floods, storms, famines, plagues, etc.) is taken into account.