Weather and Climate Vulnerability in Italian Demographic History

Finanziato da Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca


The aim of the project is to identify the most vulnerable individuals and sociodemographic groups to the impact of climate shocks and extreme weather events in the past. We will consider the effects of sudden fluctuations in meteorological series such as temperatures, rain fall, humidity, and wind registrations as well as the impacts of catastrophic climatic events such as floods, hot waves, and snow excesses. Using micro and macro historical sources, the present project will study the historical interval from the last decades of the eighteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century in two Italian regions, Friuli and Emilia.



  • Partner 1 Università di Bologna
  • Partner 2 Università di Udine


Importo del progetto

Importo totale del progetto        Euro 283.228
Importo del progetto Uniud        Euro 114.770
Finanziamento Uniud                Euro 74.429



  • Data avvio progetto 18/10/2023
  • Data conclusione progetto 17/10/2025


Docente di riferimento

Alessio Fornasin