Quarantine(d) Conversations

Streaming Tuesdays at 8:00pm on Facebook

Quarantine(d) Conversations is a weekly series of A&H talks and presentations about COVID-19 and related phenomena. The program is designed to show how the arts and humanities can provide useful perspectives and frameworks for understanding and addressing the current historical crisis. The talks will cover everything from the disease itself to its historical, cultural, social, and experiential dimensions. Each one will begin with a significant object (a poem, painting, a city, a mask, an egg carton, etc.) and expand from there. This object-based approach will give our public audience a much-needed hook to access the ideas in the talk and potentially discuss and share them with others.

Panelists will include faculty from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and other experts from around the Hoosier state, chosen in collaboration with Indiana Humanities

May 26: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Plague

Faculty Guests and Topics

  • Ellen Wu (History, IUB): On racism, racial production, and the experiences of Asians and Asian Americans in the time of COVID-19.
  • Johannes Türk (Germanic Studies, IUB): On sovereignty, immunity, and exemption from a bio-political perspective.
  • Michelle Moyd (History, IUB): On Survival, Expendability, Black Life and Death in COVID-19.