Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 679. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-03-22 08:03:10+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: we continue Dear colleagues, As you can see, Humanist continues -- in its Editor's self-imposed isolation, it is true, but Humanist continues. From a close relation who is a clinician and administrator in a major hospital, I have a deeply moving account of what it's like at the sharp end. I will spare you the details. But I pass along his telling comparison of a current momentary lull in demand to "a receding ocean before a tsunami." Only as an aside he speaks of "the importance of people needing to adhere to the shelter-in-place order" that obtains where he lives. I pass this recommendation on to you, and suggest that those of you who are not front-line workers exercise the more historical and philosophical turns of mind which are given opportunity by physical confinement. You can only bake a certain number of cakes! Composing reflective notes to Humanist can be good therapy :-). In that spirit, I recommend Susan Sontag's 1978 essay, "Disease as Political Metaphor", republished by the New York Review of Books at https://tinyurl.com/Sontag-on-disease-as-political Comments are of course welcome! Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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