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Corona, epidemics, and the Americas

Samstag, 06.06.2020


The Coronavirus Crisis and the Americas

>> Coronavirus Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE, Johns Hopkins University)

>> Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports (WHO)

>> Aula Blog: COVID-19 and the Americas (by Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University, Washington D.C.)

>> Covid-19 portal (Latin American and Caribbean Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science)

>> Covid-19 and Latin America (Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley)

>> Covid-19 and Migration in the Americas (by Meredith Watkins, Duke Today, Duke University)

>> Covid-19 and Latin America: Social Impact, Policies and a Fiscal Case for an Emergency Social Protection Floor (by Merike Blofield, and Fernando Filgueira / German Institute for Global and Area Studies GIGA, Social Protection Program, 2020)

>> Die politischen und sozialen Folgen der Corona-Krise in Lateinamerika (by Merike Blofield, Bert Hoffmann, and Mariana Llanos, German Institute for Global and Area Studies GIGA, GIGA Focus)

>> The impacts of COVID-19 on Brazil’s precarious labour market: informality, citizenship and the universal basic income (by Mara Nogueira / Birkbeck, University of London, Aiko Ikemura Amaral and Gareth A. Jones / London School of Economics and Political Science)

>> Cuba y seguridad sanitaria mundial: Cuba’s role in global health security (by Clare Wenham and Sonja K Kittelsen / London School of Economics and Political Science, in BMJ Global Health 2020)

>> Reflections on the Covid-19 crisis from the perspective of Latin American history (by Linda A Newson / Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

>> Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America (Online event of the London School of Economics and Political Science, virtual round table discussion with the 5 former presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico)

>> The Last Best Hope – American views from Oxford (series of podcasts reflecting on the U.S.A. launched by the Rothermere American Institute / University of Oxford)

>> System-Fehler des Kapitalismus als "Katastrophe" und Chance für globale Arbeiterkämpfe (by Dario Azzellini / Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University; >> English version: Capitalism’s System Error as “Disaster” and Opportunity for Labor Struggles)


Students and the Coronavirus Crisis

>> Der Einfall des Realen – Notizen, Beobachtungen und Fragmente zu COVID-19 (by Simon Maierhofer, Philosophy and English Studies student at Graz University)

>> Coronavirus Dashboard by Avi Schiffmann / Seattle

>> Graz University has doubled its internships for pupils after many companies and institutions have cancelled engagements


Epidemics and Pandemics: History, Economics, Aging

>> Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics (Harvard Library Collection)

>> Epidemics and Economics (by David E. Bloom and David Canning / Harvard School of Public Health; Program on the Global Demography of Aging)

>> Epidemics in US History (by American Social History Project, compilation of resources)

>> Smallpox in the Pacific Northwest: the First Epidemics (by Robert T. Boyd / Portland State University)

>> The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 (by Molly Billings / Standford University)

>> The Spanish Influenza Pandemic in Saint Paul, Minnesota. A Microhistorical Approach (by Thomas Hörzer / Graz University, phil. doctoral thesis, PDF)

>> C.IAS Pandemie-Forschung. Erster Zwischenbericht im Ö1-Wissenschafts-Podcast zur Corona-Krise (Ö1 Podcast by Christian Cwik / C.IAS, Graz University)

>> C.IAS Pandemie-Forschung. Zweiter Zwischenbericht auf ORF On Science (by Christian Cwik, Stefan Rabitsch, and Mark Stieger / C.IAS, Graz University)

>> The Great Plagues: Epidemics in History from the Middle Ages to the Present Day (Gresham College)

>> Epidemics (Science Museum, UK)


Interviews, lectures, opinions, and information with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic

>> Podcast “HörSaal: 15 Minuten Forschung” (mini-lecture series of Graz University, idea: Gerhild Leljak)

>> Was ist der Mensch - als soziales, politisches und kreatives Wesen? (mini-lecture by Roberta Maierhofer / C.IAS, University of Graz on the irreplacability of face-to-face education and the meaning of “home”)

>> „Widerwille und Trotz werden zunehmen“ – Corona als Gefahr für die Demokratie? (interview with Paul Nolte / Free University Berlin, Frankfurter Rundschau)

>> Wir sind Opfer unserer medizinischen Erfolge (interview with Malte Thießen / Oldenburg University about epidemics and inoculation in the modern era)

>> Post-normal pandemics: why Covid-19 requires a new approach to science (by David Waltner Toews / University of Guelph [et al.]; STEPS Centre, University of Sussex)

>> COVID-19, the aftermath: insights from history (University of Oxford)

>> Covid-19 mortality highly influenced by age demographics (University of Oxford)

>> How we lost our collective memory of epidemics (by Gordon Dougan / University of Cambridge)

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