Translating COVID-19 explores the translational implications of coronavirus disease. An independent yet associated stream of research born within the Translating Illness program (2019-ongoing), it was conceived and activated as an emergency response to the Coronavirus pandemic in April 2020. The project consists of a series of YouTube video conversations with experts in translation studies and epidemiology and touches upon questions of race, conspiracy, and (lack of) medical evidence connected with the current health, ethnic, and environmental crises (3,195 views in five months). Among the outputs of the project are an article and a co-edited volume. The interdisciplinary agenda of Translating COVID-19 was enabled by funding from Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund and OUP-Oxford University John Fell Fund. In addition to primary research, this double grant supported an Oxford-based seminar series (up to 50 attendants per seminar) and visiting fellowships at Columbia, Yale, and Oslo.
Translating COVID-19 is a translational project in that it explores forms, metaphors and practices of translation connected with the current global health crisis.
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