Issued: Sun, 17 May 2020 18:00:00 BST
A virtual research and public engagement initiative from the School of Humanities
We're living through an uncertain and unsettling period, but academics across the Humanities are well placed to uncover links between research in their different fields and what's happening in the world today. We would like to share some research and scholarship at the University of Glasgow in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. #Human_ties has several aims:
- To 'ground' or 'tie' the events we're living through, unprecedented in our own lifetimes, in alternative and long-view perspectives from Humanities research, and to communicate these to the university and wider public.
- To think about how the past - whether in historical, archaeological, philosophical, classical, technical or other terms - can inform a future living with, or after, the coronavirus.
- To consider how we might reflect and adapt to working in new circumstances - for example, by engaging rapidly with new digital communication methods, or learning how to sustain ourselves in altered and isolated circumstances.
You'll find links to a range of material by our colleagues here, and we hope you find it useful. Please comment and feedback at @UofGHumanities
- Professor Sam Cohn: Face masks: what the Spanish flu can teach us about making them compulsory
- Dr Julia McClure: Pandemic Politics and the Past: History and the Future of Global Inequality
- Dr Maud Bracke and other colleagues and students in the Centre for Gender History: Gendering the Pandemic
- Professor Ben Colburn (with Dr Paddy McQueen and Dr Joel Smith): Goals, perspective and anxiety: Three philosophy nuggets to help you during lockdown
- Professor Ben Colburn: Autonomy under Lockdown
- Professor Lynn Abrams: Textile Craft and Covid-19
- Dr Kenny Brophy: Lockdown megalith