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Upcoming Opportunities in American Studies
Call for Contributions: The United States in Times of Corona
The HCA Graduate Blog is currently welcoming contributions on all topics related to the coronavirus pandemic and American Studies. These may include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:
The United States in Times of Corona
On a micro level, the coronavirus pandemic has influenced the lives of millions of Americans. Unemployment, shortage of food and water supplies, limited individual freedom, or insecurity about the situation and how to deal with it are just some of the consequences Americans are dealing with on a day-to-day basis.
Transatlantic Relations in Times of Corona
On a macro level, transatlantic relations have been affected as well. To manage the pandemic, countries need to coordinate measures on a global scale – without face-to-face diplomacy. Cooperation is more important than ever to prevent a further spread of the virus and to keep its death toll as low as possible.
American Studies in Times of Corona
The pandemic has also influenced the work of researchers in the field of American Studies. Travel bans, limited access to resources in archives or libraries, home office and the struggle to digitize classes for the next semester – these are some of the challenges scholars are facing these days. We welcome contributions on issues relating to the virus’s impact on researchers and how to overcome these challenges.
If you would like to contribute, send a short abstract of max. 200 words to the editors at: email@example.com.
Contributions will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit our author guidelines.