COVID-19 Perspectives

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

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‘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…

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…

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