Witnessing Corona

„Witnessing Corona“ is inviting contributions of max 2000 words that address questions of:

  • – social solidarity and moral blaming
  • – living a life in social and/or physical isolation
  • – unequal biosocial and/or psychological vulnerabilities
  • – political-economic implications for healthcare infrastructures
  • – historically contingent forms, possibilities, and risks of governmental intervention
  • – and a host of other themes related to the Corona pandemic whose understanding will benefit from a (medical) anthropological perspective.

The contributions may range from theory- or ethnography-based articles to more personally tinged reflections in the form of a think piece. They can be in English and German. Pictures, drawings, small videos etc. are welcome (please provide captions and copyright information)!

Please send your contributions to witnessingcorona@boasblogs.org or medizinethnologie@gmail.com. We are very much looking forward to your submissions!

Editorial team:
Hansjörg Dilger (Freie Universität Berlin), Clemens Eisenmann (University of Siegen), Martina Gockel-Frank (GSSC), Clemens Greiner (GSSC), Claudia Lang (Leipzig University), Dominik Mattes (Freie Universität Berlin), Christine Rath (GSSC), Nasima Selim (Freie Universität Berlin), Mirko Uhlig, (University of Mainz), Ehler Voss (University of Bremen)

“Witnessing Corona” is a cooperation of the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) (http://gssc.uni-koeln.de/), the blog “Medical Anthropology” (Blog “Medizinethnologie”, https://www.medizinethnologie.net/), and Curare: Journal of Medical Anthropology (http://agem.de/curare/).