Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Responses from the Humanities/Social Sciences to the Coronavirus Pandemic – Expressions of Interest

31 March 2020

The Institute of Advanced Studies invites expressions of interest from UCL academic staff who would like to contribute to a podcast series giving responses to the current crisis from the perspective of the Humanities and qualitative Social Sciences.

talk pieces

We envisage short (10-12 minute) talks reflecting on an aspect of our shared situation from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary angles. Creative reflection, historical contextualization and comparison, philosophical and theoretical meditation, psychic and psychological exploration, ethnographic and experiential narrative, literary and aesthetic analysis: all and more would be welcome.  This is a space to think about life in the Time of Coronavirus, in all its human and humanist/post humanist permutations. The podcasts would form a new element of the Talk Pieces strand on our website, and we envisage uploading the first talks after the Easter holiday.  All ideas welcome – please contact Catherine Stokes and Albert Brenchat.