#RecordCovid19: Historicizing Experiences of the Pandemic

Kristopher Lovell (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


RecordCovid19. Historicizing Experiences of the Pandemic provides insights into the experience of the Covid19 pandemic from an historical and sociological perspective. Using the first-hand testimonies submitted as part of the #RecordCovid19 project as its inspiration, the chapters in this edited collection explore and contextualise the initial responses to the Covid19 pandemic. The collection examines people’s relationships with Covid19 as an historical event, including their own experiences of living through history; their relationship with their surroundings, including their relationships with family, the soundscapes and the emotional environments of a pandemic world; the impact and tone of political rhetoric, including the use (and misuse) of wartime myths and language in the United Kingdom; and finally, what lessons can be learnt from how people discuss their own personal stories and what lessons can we draw from previous examples of storytelling in moments of crisis. The result is a fascinating and rich discussion derived from an archive full of idiosyncratic experiences of life changing during the Covid19 pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages160
ISBN (Electronic)9783110731002
ISBN (Print)9783110735390
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2023


  • cultural memory
  • cultural trauma
  • history
  • pandemic response
  • testimony
  • COVID- 19 pandemic


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  • #RecordCovid19

    Lovell, K.

    23/03/20 → …

    Project: Unfunded project

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