Writing History in the Time of COVID-19: Historian Timothy LeCain on the Third Warning, Microscopic Records and Societal Change

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Release date: 24/4/2020

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COVID-19 changes people’s lives, fears, hopes, and behaviours across the globe right now. In his recent Cambridge University Press monograph The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past, Professor Timothy James LeCain (Montana State University) writes about the "fellow travelers" that "make us human". He call this an ever-evolving relationship "that can be both wonderfully creative and horrifically destructive." In this interview with Stefan Hanß, Timothy James LeCain discusses how COVID-19 forces us to face the microscopic record of the material world, and to reconsider our own approach to it. How does the current coronavirus pandemic affect historians' methodological thinking?

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TitleWriting History in the Time of COVID-19: Historian Timothy LeCain on the Third Warning, Microscopic Records and Societal Change
Date24/04/20
DescriptionCOVID-19 changes people’s lives, fears, hopes, and behaviours across the globe right now. In his recent Cambridge University Press monograph The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past, Professor Timothy James LeCain (Montana State University) writes about the "fellow travelers" that "make us human". He call this an ever-evolving relationship "that can be both wonderfully creative and horrifically destructive." In this interview with Stefan Hanß, Timothy James LeCain discusses how COVID-19 forces us to face the microscopic record of the material world, and to reconsider our own approach to it. How does the current coronavirus pandemic affect historians' methodological thinking?
URLhttps://sites.manchester.ac.uk/microscopic-records/2020/04/24/writing-history-in-the-time-of-covid-19-historian-timothy-lecain-on-the-third-warning-microscopic-records-and-societal-change/
PersonsStefan Hanss