COVID-19 Perspectives

Research on COVID-19 from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

Government by numbers?, by Tamar Pitch and Roger Jeffery

The original French version of this piece: Tamar Pitch and Roger Jeffery: ‘Le gouvernement en chiffres’, in Tour du monde…

Vaccination time, by Janet Carsten

21st February. Yesterday we went to get vaccinated. Despite the grey, damp Edinburgh morning, it seemed like  a day of…

Covid-19 and football finance, by Mason Robbins

The full impact of COVID-19 may not be realised for years to come, with the associated uncertainty forcing existing and…

The impact of COVID-19 on individuals with and without eating disorders in the UK, by members of Eating Disorders and Behaviours Research Group

This blogpost is written by the members of  Eating Disorders and Behaviours Research Group:  SiennaMarisa Brown, Marie-Christine Opitz, and MacKenzie Robertson….

Religion, trust and Covid-19 in Congo, in conversation with Emma Wild-Wood

In this interview, Dr. Emma Wild-Wood from the School of Divinity answers our questions about her research project on the…

Women, midwifery and obstetrics during Covid-19, by Lyndsay Mann

My ongoing project is called Women, Midwifery and Obstetrics: Embodied Knowledge, Institutional Practices, and Shared Experience. This research examines the…

Households, bubbles and hugging grandparents: caring and lockdown rules during COVID-19, by Jackie Gulland

When the full lockdown to tackle the spread of Coronavirus began in March 2020, mountains of legislation and guidance were…

The shock of vulnerability: philosophical contemplations on death and dying during the pandemic, in conversation with Michael Cholbi

You are one of the founding members of the International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying. I was…

Covid: Scotland must learn from testing system failures to ensure mass vaccination is a success, by Alice Street

The greatest danger to any vaccine rollout is that the same shortcomings resurface. With so much attention focused on the…

Care home study maps lockdown impact on families, says George Palattiyil

A new study is to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents. Edinburgh researchers and…

A citizen science approach for supporting vulnerable populations during COVID-19 crisis, by Jessica Hafetz Mirman

There is an abundance of COVID-19 research and engagement activities happening across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the…

Heat and COVID-19 in the off-grid city, by Nausheen Anwar, Sulfikar Amir, Jamie Cross, Daniel Friedrich, Aalok Khandekar, Marie Morelle, Elspeth Oppermann and Anindrya Nastiti

Amidst almost unstoppable contagion, many have hung their hopes on heat and humidity as a potential defence against contracting COVID-19….

Bangladesh’s information entrepreneurs rally against COVID-19, writes Julia Qermezi Huang

I recently joined a COVID-19-themed Zoom session with 25 women entrepreneurs living in rural parts of Bangladesh who are trained…

Responding to COVID-19: The coming of age of regionalism in Asia, asks Monalisa Adhikari

A concerted global response has been largely absent in addressing the unprecedented crisis unleashed by Covid-19. The UN Security Council,…

Responses by African intergovernmental organisations to COVID-19, by Kathryn Nash

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis there has been concern about the particular vulnerabilities of the African continent in the face of…

Syria: local agreements, regional rivalry and a global pandemic, by Juline Beaujouan and Eyas Ghreiz

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is moving towards his goal to recapture ‘every inch’ of the Syrian territory, Idlib governorate…

Scratching below the surface: what can local peace agreements tell us about armed groups and conflict fragmentation, writes Juline Beaujouan, Tim Epple, Robert Wilson and Laura Wise

The call for an immediate global ceasefire launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on March 23, 2020, as a response…

Social media, blockchain, big data & co: How do we support women mediators in peace processes in a technology-driven world, writes Fiona Knäussel

Since the introduction of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in 2000, women’s inclusion and active participation in peace…

Changing consumption practices, by Lisa Howard

Much has been written in the media about changes in consumer spending over the lockdown period. More food and alcohol,…

Next: The possible second wave, by Liz Stanley

A consortium of the leaders of the UK‘s medical, nursing and public health professions on 24 June published a joint…

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