Crisis management in late antiquity: the evidence of Episcopal letters [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof P Allen; Dr BJ Neil

Brief description Appropriate responses to environmental and social crises, by individuals, communities, governments, religious and charitable organisations, are increasingly under focus in the twenty-first century. Understanding the failures of past leaders as well as their successes is crucial for values-driven policy making. This project reinforces the international reputation of quality Australian research in late-antiquity studies by anchoring contemporary responses to management of crises such as natural disasters, climate change, population displacement, poverty, religious disputes, violence, and social abuses in their historical antecedents. The project will develop and reinforce existing links with scholars in Japan, Korea, Belgium and South Africa.

Funding Amount $262,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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