The Florence Flood Documentation Center (CEDAF) was born as part of the Tuscany Florence 2016 Project promoted by the University of Florence in view of the 50th anniversary of the flood in November 2016 with the intention of turning the recurrence into a "an opportunity to promote protection actions, raise awareness of the event, spread the culture of prevention.
CEDAF has its dedicated website www.sba.unifi.it/cedaf
The Documentation Center is an integral part of the University Library System, located at the Brunelleschi Headquarters of the Humanities Library, and its aim is to give access to the documentation collected under the Toscana Firenze 2016 Project enriched with the one available in digital format at other institutions, to support the development of knowledge on this issue of particular importance for the city and to promote collaborative initiatives with other institutions.
As a conclusion to the 50th anniversary celebreations, the University considered it of strategic importance to set up the Center, as it was one of the most significant goals of the Toscana Firenze 2016 Committee.
The Center is presented during the conference "The Fiftieth of Florence's 1966 Flood. A Different Anniversary" scheduled on Tuesday 31 October in the Magna Hall of the University of Florence (9 am - Piazza San Marco 4).
The CEDAF Scientific Committee includes: the Central National Library of Florence, the State Archives of Florence, the Archives of the City of Florence, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, the Academy of Drawing Arts, the Fine Art and Landscape Archaeological Superintendence for the Metropolitan Florence and the Provinces of Pistoia and Prato, Harvard University - Villa i Tatti, Opera of the Jewish Temple, Opera of S. Maria del Fiore, Opera of S. Croce, Foundation of Science and Technology.