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Humanities in a Virtual World
The global pandemic has taken lives of millions and touched the lives, personally and professionally, of nearly everyone. In the northeast, Black and Brown residents disproportionally hold the essential jobs without adequate protections or pay while women, more than men, are expected to maintain home responsibilities in addition to their careers. Moreover, nations in the Global South do not have equal access to the vaccine now widely available throughout Europe, East Asia, and the United States. This historic moment lays bare the inequalities of our shared humanity. Yet, the cultural institutions that support these difficult conversations also face challenges. Graduate students in the humanities can neither reach archives nor trust funding lines will be extended; museums lost millions in revenue due to limited attendance, furloughing curators and docents; and state archives and historic sites persevered through political and budgetary uncertainty. Nevertheless, many organizations have quickly evolved, finding new ways -- through storymaps, webinars, and virtual exhibits, among other media -- to preserve and retell stories about life in a pandemic. Please join the PHA for a candid discussion with early-career professionals about their experience over the past year.

Jun 10, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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