COVID-19, Breaking and Raising Boundaries

COVID-19 is breaking through so many boundaries that define and structure human societies and the environment, and raising so many new ones. Individual health and activities, economic and political systems, international relations and science, are being profoundly upset. This transdisciplinary webinar takes an American perspective to explore the shocks, shifts, emergences, collapses, and responses related to the pandemic -- proven or hypothetical, threats or opportunities for individuals, communities, and our planet. 

 

Building on the successful blog COVIDAM (Covid In The Americas), moderated since April 2020 by iGLOBES and the Institut des Amériques in France, the webinar will expose the many ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is challenging science and our societies, from local to global scales. Health experts, natural scientists and modelers, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, lawyers, geographers, historians… are invited to present their perspectives on frontline topics, and engage in a discussion with graduate students and researchers from all disciplines and the general public. 

 

The webinar is scheduled throughout the Spring 2021 semester on Wednesdays at 10am, starting on February 17. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion with the public.

Registration is free but required. 

 

University of Arizona students may qualify to credit the seminar and related activities as an Independent Study Course (ECOL 499/599). See here for details.

Program


FEBRUARY 17, 2021 FROM 10-11:30 AM (MST)

MODELING AND FORECASTING THE SPREAD OF THE PANDEMIC

Dr. Joceline Lega, University of Arizona, Dept. of Mathematics

  

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Joceline Lega, Professor in the Depts. of Mathematics and Public Health. More information...


March 3, 2021 from 10-11:30 AM (MST)

AN ANCIENT VIRAL EPIDEMIC INVOLVING HOST CORONAVIRUS INTERACTING GENES MORE THAN 20,000 YEARS AGO IN EAST ASIA

Dr. David Enard, University of Arizona, Dept. Ecology & Evolutionalry Biology

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's David Enard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. More information...


March 10, 2021 from 10-11:30 AM (MST)

THE PARTHENON AND THE PLAGUE: PANDEMIC PERSPECTIVES FROM CLASSICAL ATHENS

Dr. Eleni Hasaki, University of Arizona, School of Anthropology & Dept. of Religious Studies and Classics

 

MANKIND FACING THE GREAT PANDEMICS

Dr. Patrice Bourdelais, EHESS, Dept. of History

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Eleni Hasaki, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics and EHESS' Patrice Bourdelais, Emeritus Professor in History. More information...


March 17, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

TOWARD A COMPARATIVE CULTURAL HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS, OR: WHAT CAN THE EXPERIENCE OF A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISHMAN TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES IN THE AGE OF COVID-19?

Dr. Ute Lotz-Heumann, University of Arizona, Dept. of History

 

AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND THE 1794 PHILADELPHIA YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC: FROM RESPECTABILITY TO PROTEST AND TODAY'S CONSEQUENCES

Dr. Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, University of Paris

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Ute Lotz-Heumann, Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of History and University of Paris' Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Professor of American Studies. More information...


March 24, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

HOW COVID-19 RESHAPED CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND RETAILING

Dr. Sabrina Helm, University of Arizona, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

 

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN LATIN AMERICA

Dr. Vera Chiodi,  Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Sabrina Helm, Associate Professor in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences and University Sorbonne Nouvelle's Vera Chiodi, Associate Professor in Economy. More information...


March 31, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

WHO IS TO BLAME? HOW POLITICAL POLARIZATION DISTORTS GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Dr. Samara Klar, University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Samara Klar, Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy. More information...


April 7, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

AUTOMATIC STATES PREDICT THE RESPONSE PROPERTIES OF TACTILE NEURONS IN THE BRAIN

Dr. Katalin Gothard, University of Arizona, College of Medicine

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Katalin Gothard, Professor in the Depts. of Physiology and Neuroscience. More information...


April 14, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC, IMPLICATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MODELING AND MITIGATION

Dr. Joellen Russell, University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences

  

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Joellen Russell, Professor in the Department of Geosciences. More information...


May 5, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

COVID-19 IMPACTS ON A FAIR AND ACCURATE U.S. CENSUS

Dr. Jason Jurjevich, University of Arizona, School of Geography, Development & Environment

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Jason Jurjevich, Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Geography, Development & Environment.

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May 12, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

THEY'RE NOT VIRAL, THEY'RE SPREADABLE: THE ALLURE OF PANDEMIC MEMES

Dr. Diana Daly, University of Arizona, School of Information

 

THE BAT, THE PANGOLIN AND THE CHINESE MAD DOCTOR: ABOUT THE HYPOTHESES ON THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19

Dr. Elisa Chelle, Université Paris Nanterre, Political Science

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Diana Daly, Associate Professor in the School of Information and University of Paris Nanterre's Elisa Chelle, Professor in Political Science. More information...


May 19, 2021 from 10-11:30 am (MST)

A PANDEMIC, AN ELECTION, AND A FEW SURVIVALISTS. ON THE IM/POSSIBILITIES OF ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH IN 2020

Dr. Sebastien Roux, University of Toulouse, School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences

 

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with CNRS's Sebastian Roux, Tenured Researcher at the University of Toulouse. More information...