Introducing #DossierCorona

Follow the new blog series #DossierCorona on our TRAFO Blog. The series was initiated by Birgit Meyer, Professor of Religious Studies (Utrecht University).

Amsterdam, NDSM Terrain, March 2020. Photo: Birgit Meyer
Amsterdam, NDSM Terrain, March 2020. Photo: Birgit Meyer

#DossierCorona is a new series that addresses matters in the social sciences and humanities that were on the agenda before the current COVID-19 pandemic, matters that deserve new attention or a different perspective, issues that gain a new urgency in times of crisis. The matter is thus not the pandemic itself, but rather how the virus, its spread, and its effects disrupt the ways we look at those issues that will persist and that will determine the way people will live. This series takes up an initiative of the research project “Religious Matters in an Entangled World” (religiousmatters.nl) at the University of Utrecht, directed by the anthropologist and religious studies scholar Birgit Meyer, who also is the chairperson of the Academic Advisory Board of the Forum Transregionale Studien.

Explore #DossierCorona and its topic-related threads on our TRAFO Blog:













#DossierCorona is conceived as an open and modular form of contributions from different disciplines and regions of the university and world. It will start with #religiousmatters, a thread edited by Birgit Meyer. Contributions to this thread as well as suggestions for new threads by scholars and practitioners of any discipline, artists, writers on archival, art, environmental, historical, migration, law, work and other matters are welcome. Contributions to #religiousmatters are published both on the “Religious Matters” blog and/or the TRAFO Blog. New threads on other matters will be published on this blog and possibly through another medium suggested by the editor of the respective thread. New contributions to a single matter and existing thread should be from 500 to around 1.000 words. Suggestions for a new thread should come with a brief abstract including guiding questions. We also  invite you to include up to 3 images (royalty-free or public domain) that relate to the essay topic.

Please send your proposals to Moritz Buchner, communication(at)trafo-berlin.de.

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