As the coronavirus pandemic gains traction across the world, there is no doubt that we are living through truly historic times.
People deal with situations of crises in a myriad of ways. We are keen to hear from history educators and the EuroClio community how the crisis affects your work, but also your state of mind and how the crisis is dealt with in your local communities. Witnessing this history “in the making”, we call on anyone interested to contribute with short testimonies or stories through our online form (see below). How are you coping with lock downs, absence from work, friends and family? How do you keep yourself entertained, challenges and educated? We hope you may find this ‘live recording’ – whether daily or occasional – a therapeutic and beneficial exercise.
Additionally we hope that this might in fact become a useful resource for the future. After all, as historians, we all appreciate various testimonies, diaries, photographs and other records of past times. While living through a difficult time that certainly will be remembered in decades to come, we hope to make a small contribution towards the future interpretation of the current pandemic.
We encourage everyone to contribute with a short diary-like entry using the below online form and we hope to publish at least some of these in some form or another in the future. You may of course chose to stay anonymous in your contribution if you so wish.
Please stay healthy!