TODAY: Winter Wednesdays: Coronavirus Lost & Found
Losing, Finding, and Archiving in the Pandemic
Join us for a virtual series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics.
Students, faculty, and staff — bring your own lunch and stay connected with the UMBC academic community.
Last April, Rebecca Adelman launched Coronavirus Lost and Found as an online public archive where anyone can log anything they’ve lost or found—no matter how big or small—as a result of the pandemic. In this conversation, Rebecca will share why and how she created this archive and what it’s come to mean. We’ll reflect on contributions to the site and explore the potential of a lost / found framing to make sense of our pandemic experiences.
Rebecca A. Adelman is Professor of and Chair of Media and Communication Studies at UMBC. She is the author of Beyond the Checkpoint: Visual Practices in America’s Global War on Terror and Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War, as well as the co-editor of Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence. In April 2020 , she launched Coronavirus Lost and Found (pandemicarchive.com), a public archival project where anyone can log anything they’ve lost or found because of coronavirus.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodations or have questions about access may contact Natalia Panfile.