Symposium Dates: 4 and 5 April 2022
Submission Deadline: 4 March 2022
This symposium is an invitation to postgraduate scholars, researchers, academics, and
policymakers to share questions experiences and to discuss pandemic effects on
social, personal, and scholarly lives. The symposium will also offer a space to reflect on
what it has meant to conduct research during a pandemic.
The symposium will host discussions on the following themes:
Coping with the uncertainties of life during the Covid-19 pandemic; collective forms of
organisation and livelihoods
Government responses to the pandemic and its impact on vulnerable communities through
the various levels of lockdown
Socio-cultural expression and rituals in the everyday and mundane, the sacred and
Illness experiences, subjectivities, and living with the chronicity of long Covid
Healthcare workers and healthcare institutions, insiders, responding to the pandemic
Researching social life amidst a pandemic: shortfalls and new possibilities of knowing
Please submit a 300-word abstract by email outlining your challenge or idea to be considered for the event. Selections will be based on the idea’s merit and connection to the event’s themes.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE BY 1700 GMT 4 MARCH 2022.
Selections will be made by 11 March 2022. Enquiries: Covid-19.HealthSociology@wits.ac.za