COVID-19 Perspectives

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

The impact of COVID-related disruption on the moral economy of illicit drug distribution, by Angus Bancroft and Idil Galip

This project is funded by Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government The Scottish Government estimates that there are between…

How Can African Elections Take Place Safely During COVID-19? By Thomas Molony 

This project is funded by UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund.   Elections involve increased risks of…

Exploring the use of Video Diaries for Family Members of Intensive Care Patients, by Sheila Rodgers

This project is funded by the British Academy  Due to COVID-19, intensive care (ICU) patients were not allowed visitors or…

How did Scotland police the pandemic? By Susan McVie, Kath Murray and Ben Matthews

Recipients of the UKRI Economic and Social Research Council COVID-19 Rapid Response Award to research enforcement of social compliance with…

Mapping Edinburgh’s Festival Culture after COVID-19, by Morgan Currie

This project is funded by ESRC Impact Accelerator Grant and DDI BEACON Build Back Better Open Call In the summer…

The impacts of COVID-19 on teaching practice and opportunities for virtual internships, by Yi-Shan Tsai, Nataša Pantić, Michael Phillips, Dragan Gašević, and Ana Hibert Santana

This project is funded by BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants. This project is currently collecting data. For further information: https://sites.google.com/view/bacovid   …

How is dementia diagnosed during the pandemic? By Tom Russ, Heather Wilkinson, Katie Gambier-Ross, Denise Munro, Rose Vincent and Lindsay Kinnaird

Recipient of UKRI (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Agile Research and Innovation Response to COVID-19 Award to research the…

COVID-19 and Caregivers of children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) across the UK, by Karri Gillespie-Smith

Caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities (ID) are more vulnerable to mental health difficulties when compared to carers of typically…

Exploring the experiences of homelessness during the pandemic, by Fiona Cuthill and Rosie Stenhouse

In March 2020, the people of the UK were confined to their homes as the Covid19 pandemic swept Europe and…

The cultural map of Edinburgh, in conversation with Morgan Currie

I gather that your report entitled ‘Art In and Out of Lockdown’ is part of a larger project which was…

‘Social distancing’ in Latin America during the pandemic, by Rocio Nava, Alex Janus and Emily Adrion

For more than a year, the world has been grappling with the first global pandemic of the 21st century. The…

Commissioning Art at the University: During and After Lockdown, by Liv Laumenech

Through the engagement with the practices of commissioning, purchasing and displaying the work of artists, the University has amassed a…

How has covid-19 impacted the cultural sector?, by Dave O’Brien

The pandemic has been disastrous in many ways, not least of which has been the tragic loss of life. There…

‘Everybody’s Always Here with Me!’: Pandemic Proximity and the Lockdown Family, by Hannah McNeilly and Koreen M. Reece

This article has been published in the Special Issue “COVID-19 and the Transformation of Intimacy” in Anthropology in Action 27(3):18-21 (December 2020)….

The pandemic through the eyes of Syrian agricultural workers in Lebanon, by Ann-Christin Zuntz and Mackenzie Klema

For many marginalized people around the world, including refugees, the COVID-19 pandemic is not simply a health crisis, but it…

Maintaining entrepreneurial wellbeing in a pandemic, by Ben Spigel

This blog post was originally published on the website of ERICC  Project (Entrepreneurial Resiliency, Innovation, and Change during the COVID-19…

An oral history of the pandemic and the Lothian Diary Project, in conversation with Lauren Hall-Lew

Lauren Hall-Lew is a Reader in Linguistics and English Language, in the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at…

Using network visualization to understand the spread of Covid-19, by Tod Van Gunten

Like many infectious diseases, COVID-19 spreads most often through direct social contact.  We are most likely to catch the virus…

Collecting Covid-19: an initiative to document the University’s community response to the pandemic, by Lorraine McLoughlin and Sara Day Thomson

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) at the University of Edinburgh – which includes collections housed in libraries, archives, galleries,…

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…

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