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Coronavirus Chronicles Archive

Sharing Stories Through Isolation

April 1, 2020 5:09 PM
The Coronavirus Chronicles Archive is a publicly sourced, transnational database of stories about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on everyday life. Based out of the University of Pennsylvania, one member of the team is Conor Donnan (MA, History 2016).

This project is for everyone embroiled in this crisis. It invites people of diverse backgrounds around the world to pen “diaries” of their day-to-day, as well as to share their thoughts on public health strategies. The resulting collage of stories, presented on an online platform, will facilitate a continued connection, and demonstrate that no one is or should be alone in this fight. The publicly sourced database will also serve as an invaluable archive for future researchers seeking a grassroots understanding of the pandemic, expanding their data sources from policy, and breaking news to include your stories. The voices of the majority of people are often neglected in history books, but this project hopes to enable scholars to include your diverse perspectives in future research about COVID-19.

To learn more and contribute your story, please visit
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