Practicing Democracy during a Health Crisis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Austria, Germany, and the UK

27 November 2020 (3-5pm CET) on ZOOM


This workshop introduces the audience to major research initiatives at HE institutions in the UK and the German-speaking lands on the impact of pandemics on democratic practices through the lens of different scholarly disciplines.

This event is hosted by the PSA German Politics Specialist Group in collaboration with the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at the TU Dresden




From Virus to Viral Conspiracy Theories in the German-Czech-Polish Border Region (Dr Isabelle-Christine Panreck, Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at the TU Dresden)


Arctivism against Repression: Resilience, Resistance and Imagination during the Covid-19 Crisis (Dr Piergiuseppe Parisi, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York)


The Austrian Corona Panel Project: Monitoring Individual and Societal Dynamics amidst the COVID-19 Crisis (Dr Lukas Schlögl, University of Vienna)


Chair: Dr Josefin Graef, Co-Convener of the German Politics Specialist Group