The Moore Institute, along with other research institutes within NUI Galway, have come together to form COVID-19 Response Groups within their respective areas of research. The purpose of these groups is to draw on colleagues’ expertise with regard to the impact of COVID-19 and to foster potential research and collaboration.
In leading the initiative from a humanities and social studies perspective, the Moore Institute is exploring the effect of this pandemic in relation to areas such as political culture and its influence on decision-making; social media and the virus; education; racism; historical precedents; the psychology of infectious disease; security; globalization. Contributions, including Webinars and News and Opinions, from colleagues to-date are featured below.
If you are interested in being part of these conversations and would like to be involved with this group, please contact Dan Carey, Director of the Institute – firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moore Institute continues to host a series of webinars related to aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. These sessions feature both NUI Galway and external speakers, and are broadcast live using Zoom, Facebook Live, and on local radio by FlirtFM. The sessions are also recorded and published on the Moore Institute’s YouTube account.
1. Political and societal considerations in understanding the impact of Covid-19, April 2nd, 2020.
2. ‘Data, Ethics and the Covid-19 Crisis‘, April 23rd, 2020.
3. Education during Covid-19: precarity, privilege, purpose, April 30th, 2020.
5. Slavery, Race and COVID-19, May 19th, 2020
8. Universities and the Covid-19 Crisis: Problems, Prospects and Pathways, June 11th, 2020.
9. Philosophy and the Pandemic: reasoning in unreasonable times, June 18th, 2020.
10. Sport and Covid-19, June 25th, 2020.
11. Language in a health crisis: navigating Covid-19 in a multilingual Ireland, July 2nd, 2020.
Webinar Audio Recordings
The webinars are also available as audio recordings on the Moore Institute’s SoundCloud account.
News & Opinions
The Moore Institute also continues to publish contributions from colleagues, in the form of blogs, on topics relating to the impact the crisis is currently having, how it compares to pandemics of the past, and what we think the future might look like as a result.
- Covid-19: the pandemic and the monolingual state by John Walsh, July 14, 2020
- ‘Some unfinished business’: New Zealand, Samoa and the legacy of the Great Flu pandemic of 1918 by Gavan Duffy and Gearóid Barry, July 8, 2020
- Monuments Matter by Kathleen James Chakraborty, July 6, 2020
- Hearts, Minds, Institutions: Dismantling Racism in America by Matthew Carey, July 3, 2020
- Africa and ‘Blackness’ in the Irish Imagination by Fiona Bateman, June 26, 2020
- China and the United States – An Emerging Cold War? by Jim Browne, June 16, 2020
- “Proper to Throw it Out”: The Bristol Electors, Edmund Burke and the Relocation of a Statue of Edward Colston to the Bottom of the River Frome by Catherine Emerson, June 10, 2020
- Canada, COVID, and Police Brutality: The Experience of the Black Community by Alfua Cooper, June 9, 2020
- The COVID-19 Exposure by John Morrissey, June 6, 2020
- The Work of Metaphor in the Coronavirus Pandemic by Dan Carey, June 3, 2020
- Where to for communication and journalism in the post-Coronavirus world? by José Luis Garcia, June 2, 2020
- A Letter from the Emergency Room by Rishi Goyal, May 28, 2020
- Covid-19: Heading Home to Italy during the Crisis by Giada Lagana, May 27, 2020
- We need a hive mind, not a herd mentality by Nessa Cronin, May 26, 2020
- A Quieter but Less Silent Spring? Bird song and COVID-19 by Andrew Whitehouse, May 25, 2020
- Remembering the Sun of Joy by Gordon Bromley, May 22, 2020
- Australia under COVID-19 by Robert Phiddian, May 21, 2020
- New York Returns, by James Delbourgo, May 20, 2020
- Reeling in the years: why 664 AD was a terrible year in Ireland by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, May 19, 2020
- A Transatlantic Forager by Quin Hyndman, May 18, 2020
- Lockdowns, literature, and balconies in Covid-19 Russia by Emily Tock, May 13, 202
- ‘The strictest in Europe’: how Spain dealt with the lockdown by José Brownrigg-Gleeson, May 11, 2020
- India’s Ruthless Response to COVID 19, Nata Duvvury, May 4, 202
- Put down The Plague, a novel by De Maistre is more hopeful Justin Tonra, May 2, 202
- “Expertise and Folk Knowledge of a Time of Pandemic”, Kieran Fitzpatrick, April 30, 202
- We Need More Than Just Scientists to Document the Pandemic, Dan Carey, April, 202
- “Covid-19 and the Swedish Experience: Notes from Umeå, Northern Sweden“, Eavan O’Dochartaigh, April 28, 2020.
- “Happy In? Ageing and Ageism in the Age of Coronavirus and Cocooning“, Michaela Schrage-Frueh and Tony Tracy, April 23, 2020
- “Covid-19 and the Spectre of the 1630 Plague in Italy“, Enrico Dal Lago, April 21, 2020
- “The Inexorable Rise of the Pandemic State? Second-Guessing the long-term political repercussions of COVID 19“, Brendan Flynn, April 16, 2020
- “Lessons in isolation and confinement from the diary of Anne Frank“, Róisín Healy, April 14, 2020
- “Virtual Galway 2020 – From Place to Virtual Space“, Nessa Cronin, April 9, 2020
- “Texas Tough? COVID-19 and the Precarity of the Lone Star State“, Kerry Sinanan, April 6, 2020
- “We are all waiting now: the new global sense of precarity“, John Morrissey, April 3, 2020
- “Death without Ritual will be Hard on Communities“, Breandán Mac Suibhne, March 30, 2020
- “Effects of Covid-19 on our society foretold by Defoe long ago“, Daniel Carey, March 24, 2020