Quarantine(d) Conversations: IU Arts and Humanities Confront COVID-19
Project Description

Quarantine(d) Conversations is a weekly series of Indiana University (IU) Arts & Humanities talks and presentations about COVID-19 and related phenomena. The program is designed to show how the arts and humanities can provide useful perspectives and frameworks for understanding and addressing the current historical crisis. The talks will cover everything from the disease itself to its historical, cultural, social, and experiential dimensions. Each one will begin with a significant object (a poem, painting, a city, a mask, an egg carton, etc.) and expand from there. This object-based approach will give our public audience a much-needed hook to access the ideas in the talk and potentially discuss and share them with others. Panelists will include faculty from IU Bloomington, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and other experts from around the Hoosier state, chosen in collaboration with Indiana Humanities.

Translational Perspective

The discussions provided historical frameworks and cultural contexts for understanding different responses to the pandemic. In this, they could be used for shaping public health or policy decisions.

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Associate Vice Provost
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Indiana University
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ecomenta [at] indiana.edu

Bloomington, Indiana, USA