Since the COVID19-virus hit the world some months ago, we are living in a so-called state of exception. While we are handling the situation with more and more bans, the Hindu dharma does the complete opposite: in case of emergency you may break the law!
During the Covid-19 crisis, almost all public life has come to a standstill for the past two months and the cultural sector seems to be hit the hardest financially. But what is the impact of the current crisis on Europe’s cultural life from a Humanities perspective?
March 20th 2020 would have been a momentous day: the day that the LUCAS would move into its new location the Arsenaal. It had been a long process to bring all the members of the institute together—not just in mind but also in place. But history proved its bitter irony once again.
In these challenging times of the corona virus, a lot of people are afraid to lose their loved ones. In fact, the virus exposes the oldest fear of humankind, our fear of death. This fear has always inspired literary writers to create visits to the world of the dead. Amaranth Feuth explains why.
Dealing with a pandemic, such as the corona crisis, elucidates how interconnected we have become. Yet, it also highlights how we are still culturally and ethically different. In this blog, the paradoxicality of authenticity within a globalized world will be explained.
It may seem attractive to turn to past medical practices and epidemics to see what they can teach us about the corona crisis, but Glyn has doubts about the usefulness of this approach. He would rather share some struggles of self-isolation as a single, non-teaching PhD candidate.