Recent Articles on the Humanities + Pandemic

Recent Articles on the Humanities + Pandemic

June 22, 2020

What is the role of the humanities in extraordinary times and conditions? How do they help us prepare for, respond to, understand, and heal from upheavals caused by events such as the COVID-19 outbreak? This collection of recent articles explores the value and interventions of the humanities in the midst of pandemic, both historically and currently.

COVID-19 Demands Ethical, as Well as Scientific, Decisions,” Bangor Daily News | August 25, 2020

What Kind of Country Do We Want?,” The New York Review of Books | June 11, 2020

Opinion: Science Alone Can’t Solve Covid-19. The Humanities Must Help,” Undark | June 4, 2020

Humanities as Essential Services,” Inside Higher Ed | May 21, 2020

Choose Your Own Zombie Apocalypse: A Q&A with Eva Cherniavsky on Zombies, Neoliberalism, and Covid-19,” Simpson Center for the Humanities | May 4, 2020

America’s Covid-19 Hot Spots Shed a Light on Our Moral Failures,” Vox.com | May 1, 2020

How two professors transformed the teaching of art history,” The Washington Post | May 1, 2020

Making Sense of COVID-19,” The Humanities Institute | May 1, 2020

Calling on Humanities in the Midst of a Pandemic,” National Humanities Center | May 2020

Rutgers Historian Launched Medical Ethics Class just as Pandemic Struck,” Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences | May 2020

The Wattis Institute’s New Digital Library is an Antidote to Online Exhibitions,” KQED.org | April 30, 2020

German Humanities Scholars Enlisted to End Coronavirus Lockdown,” Times Higher Education | April 22, 2020

Lessons for Learning After the Crisis,” Inside Higher Ed | April 15, 2020

What the humanities do in a crisis,” Medium.com | April 11, 2020

What Do the Humanities Do in a Crisis?” The New Yorker | April 11, 2020

Loss, Grief, and the Humanities in the Time of Pandemic,” National Humanities Center | April 2020

How digital humanities can help in a pandemic,” Phys.org | March 23, 2020

How Medieval Literature Briefed Me for a Pandemic,” UCSB Humanities and Fine Arts | March 2020