COVID-19: The Humanities Respond

Bringing humanistic perspectives to conversations about the pandemic, the UCI School of Humanities has launched a new series: COVID-19: The Humanities Respond.

On Thursdays through June, we will publish a video conversation between Tyrus Miller, dean of the school, and a UCI Humanities scholar, discussing the cultural, creative, and philosophical impact of COVID-19.

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Streaming Community: How #QuarantineLife is Connecting us through our Watch List
with Victoria E. Johnson, Department of Film and Media Studies
Thursday, April 23 *Watch now*
AIDS, COVID-19 and Art: Reflections on Pandemics
with Jonathan Alexander, Department of English
Thursday, April 30 *Watch now*
Apocalypse and Pandemic Literature, TV & Film in the Era of COVID-19
with Chris Fan, Department of English
Thursday, May 7 * Watch now*

Read Chris Fan's "COVID-19 era read & watch list" here
Busting Myths and Misinformation during a Pandemic
with Annalisa Coliva and Duncan Pritchard, Department of Philosophy
Thursday, May 14 *Watch now*

Read "5 tips for busting myths and misinformation"
Virtual Reporting: Telling the Stories that Matter on the Front Lines of COVID-19
with Erika Hayasaki, associate professor of English, Literary Journalism Program
Thursday, May 21 *Watch now*
Simulating a Pandemic: Technology’s Promise & Failure
with Peter Krapp, Department of Film and Media Studies
Thursday, May 28 *Watch now*
Race & Inequality during COVID-19
with Frank B. Wilderson III and Andrew Highsmith, Departments of African American Studies and History
Thursday, June 4
Plagues of the Past, Lessons for the Present
with Zina Giannopoulou and Deanna Shemek, Departments of Classics and European Languages & Studies
Thursday, June 11
The Danger is the System: Animal Agriculture's Role in Pandemics
with Brianne Donaldson, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, Departments of Classics and Philosophy
Thursday, June 25
Humanities Covid-19 Student Support: Please consider a gift to support UCI Humanities students impacted by COVID-19. Many of our students have been severally impacted, particularly through lost jobs, which they depend on to finish their college education. Your gift goes to support these students in areas such as emergency relief funds, internships, and research funds.