Date: Monday, 22 June 2020
Time: 8 PM Hong Kong Time (GMT +8)
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Speakers: Ria Sinha, Mercedes Vazquez, Patricia Zimmermann
This panel addresses the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on arts and humanities research with specific emphasis on the challenges facing women and minorities in academic life. Initial research, for example, shows a precipitous drop in journal submissions from women since the lockdown. The crisis also adds fuel to debates surrounding the relevance of the arts and humanities in the twenty-first century. Our panelists cover a range of disciplines and geographic regions to provide a multidimensional conversation and widen our perspective on gender, diversity, and democracy during the pandemic.