Fighting the COVID-19 crisis: Why the humanities are even more relevant today

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the world has turned to science for effective solutions. However, using scientific research to influence government policies, especially in the middle of a crisis, requires the use of multiple other skills, which the humanities can provide. The field of humanities is more relevant now than ever before.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Amy Daughton, Lecturer and Head of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, discusses the importance of humanities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion is based on a blogpost by Daughton's colleague Prof. Charlotte Hempel titled “Let’s hear it for the humanities in the fight against COVID-19”, originally published by the Religion Media Centre.

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