HUMA launches "Corona Times", a COVID-19 public engagement project

26 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020

During this period of #uncertainty, anxiety, #suffering and death, Corona Times, a platform where #social sciences and #humanities scholars worldwide converge to offer humble and valuable contributions to understand the #covid19 #pandemic is launched.

The platform is a public engagement project of HUMA, the Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town, in collaboration with academics at the University of Agder (Norway), Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden), Vassar College (New York), and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden). The blog’s advisory board is drawn from institutions across Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

About Corona Times: 

We offer detailed, rigorously researched, ethical expert commentary that humbly explores ways to grasp the various facets of the current moment, and proposes ways forward and evaluates social, economic and public health interventions on multiple temporal scales, from the short-term to the long view.

In this time of social distancing and necessary physical withdrawal from "business as usual", we also hope to go “out there” with our minds and spirits, to nurture the intellectual conviviality and human companionship that we need to fight the pandemic and get through the other side stronger and more resilient. Read more

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