coronavirus


Talk of the Week: World Peace with a Healthy Level of Cynicism

The Oxford English Dictionary defines peace as “freedom from civil unrest or disorder” and “public order and security”. Judging by this definition and the current global political climate, I think it is safe to say that we, as a society, are not particularly peaceful at the moment.  From riots breaking […]


History on the fly: documenting a pandemic 1

In early 2020, as Covid-19 began shutting down parts of the world, one group of academics was amassing a virtual army of volunteer research assistants to capture data about the policies and measures introduced by governments across the world in response to the pandemic. The CoronaNet Project as it is […]


Creativity and Staying Sane in Isolation

The equation is simple: There are no more concerts, art exhibitions or theatre performances. Film premieres have been postponed, many filming schedules are currently being reshuffled, much to the dismay of those stuck at home trying to find new shows to binge-watch. Of course, that means that someone is suffering […]


Fighting Apathy in Times of COVID-19

Right now, it is a huge accomplishment to manage our daily routines – to put on our best pair of sweatpants, sit down in front of our computers and either go into home office or complete university courses. At least that is what the internet will have us believe. We […]