The Disaster Research Center

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Disaster Research and Education

The Disaster Research Center was established in 1963 and now, over fifty years later, DRC celebrates its continued success in research, training, and service to the disaster community.

In DRC News…

Announcing: Call for Chapters for Edited Book

The New Environmental Crisis: Hazard, Disaster, and the Challenges Ahead
Edited by James Kendra, Scott Gabriel Knowles, Tricia Wachtendorf

We see this book as a source of guidance for future research, an assessment of present knowledge that can be useful to policymakers, a goad to action both in research and policy for students as well as those more established in the field. We are looking for a collection of essays, bold in their approach, that will differ somewhat in style and content from that expected in an anthology. We are looking for essays that will be theoretically rigorous but that will take surprising perspectives or tilt thinking in new directions. The aim is to be provocative and unexpected.

For more information on abstract submission, deadlines and possible topics:
Call for Chapters

Stewardship of EMForum.Org's Archive

The E.L. Quarantelli Collection has taken over’s extensive archive of their webinars and programs. This collection of web-based resources covers a broad range of topics of relevance to emergency management practitioners and theoretical researchers. These valuable resources are available via the E.L. Quarantelli Collection.

DRC 50th Anniversary Workshop & Celebration
Disaster Research Center
166 Graham Hall
111 Academy Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Phone: (302) 831-6618