The ISC has partnered with relevant ISC disciplinary members to convene a series of webinars focusing on the contribution of different social science disciplines to understanding and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following an initial webinar in late 2020 on economics in the light of COVID-19, in April 2021 the ISC partnered with the International Union of Psychological Science for ‘The two psychologies of the pandemic: from “fragile rationality” to “collective resilience”.
‘I’m very grateful for this — VERY. I wasn’t free to attend the live event, but I’ve now watched it at my leisure.’Andrew Colman, University of Leicester, UK, responding to the webinar ‘The two psychologies of the pandemic: from “fragile rationality” to “collective resilience”
In October, the ISC partnered with the International Sociological Association for ‘Researching and Understanding COVID Societies: Sociology and Beyond’.
In November, the ISC partnered with the International Political Science Association for ‘Pandemic Politics: What have we learned?’.
The three 2021 webinars brought together almost 600 participants (from over 1,100 registrants), and the recordings shared on YouTube have since more than doubled that audience.
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