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UBIAS and ZiF start publishing essays on the post-pandemic world

by Richard Meckien - published Jun 10, 2020 03:15 PM - - last modified Jul 02, 2020 05:01 PM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Nelson Niero Neto.

The blog Interdisciplinarity has started to publish essays on the post-coronavirus world, received after a call opened in April. The inaugural article, Science and its Public after the Pandemic, by Lorraine Daston, from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, addresses the public's greatest interest in the scientific content produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Daston has analyzed the future prospects for the dissemination of science and its relationship with people.

Created by the partnership between the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld Univertity, which manages the blog, and the network of University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS), the initiative has launched the question How will/should the world change? The corona crisis as an interdisciplinary challenge. In addition to the blog, the selected essays will be published on the websites of UBIAS and the IEA-USP, which supports the call. The next selected works will continuously be published in the coming weeks.

The call is still open to interested parties from all areas and countries. The texts must address the impacts and challenges of the post-coronavirus world for society.

"There are growing indicators that the world will be different after this crisis and that globalization will be questioned in many areas. According to these observations, the corona crisis should mark a turning point. In times of great uncertainty, science is asked to look to the future and offer a rational discourse on how to react to the situation," evaluates the letter of the call.

Essays must be written in English and have a maximum of 10,000 characters, including spaces. The receiving addresses are zif@uni-bielefeld.de or ubiasnetwork@gmail.com.