Humanities Perspectives on Covid-19

Philosophy & History

The Humanities – Marginalized After Corona?

A crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic that affects the very core of human existence could also endanger the existence of the humanities and the study of culture. Will a “pandemic turn” sweep across all research and scholarly inquiry?

Language & Culture

Humanities and Social Science Researchers Respond to Covid-19

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, humanities and social science scholars share their thoughts on the crisis in a series of think pieces and video talks collected here.

Philosophy & History

Covid-19 and World War One Nursing

In October 1916, reflecting on nursing equipment shortages on the Romanian Front, British nurse Yvonne Fitzroy noted, “What we haven’t got we invent, and what we can’t invent, we do without”.

Politics & Society

White Privilege in the Time of COVID-19

Back in March, Kayla Williams, a Black British woman from South London, died. Only a day after calling 999. Even though her symptoms were serious and clearly suggested a Covid-19 infection, the paramedics ranked her case as “not a priority”.

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