Contribute to History
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Since the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic broke out in China at the end of 2019, global public policy has focused on severely limiting human physical interaction to curb the spread of the virus. Yet, social media and the Internet have empowered people of varying circumstances - citizen journalists, health professionals and emergency responders, youth dealing with disrupted education - to share their stories with audiences around the world. At the same time that stringent measures have isolated most of us in our homes, we have also been able to share experiences and opinions across countries and continents. Physical distancing will not prevent us from finding a connection with fellow humans elsewhere who are also dealing with this unprecedented upheaval.
This archival project is for everyone embroiled in this crisis. It invites people of diverse backgrounds around the world to pen “diaries” of their day-to-day, as well as to share their thoughts on public health strategies. The resulting collage of stories, presented on an online platform, will facilitate continued connection, and demonstrate that no one is or should be alone in this fight. The voices of the majority of people are often neglected in history books, but this project hopes to provide future scholars and members of the public with diverse perspectives on COVID-19.