The 2020 opened with the news of a new disease. In a couple of weeks it became a global pandemic and we have all been concerned with this topic since then. Higher education is not exempt of it and in the last few months, we have seen how discussions on the pandemic have reached the syllabi.
From Humanities to Sciences, all disciplines are having discussions on causes, local and global consequences, history, politics… all about COVID-19. Aligned with the spirit of our project, we believe that Digital Humanities can help us to grasp what, how, and where these topics are discussed in Higher Ed.
Over the next few months, we will be posting some analysis and visualizations on the way syllabi are reacting to the global pandemic, and under which perspectives. Since we are relying on sources that have been made publicly available, our initial corpus will be composed by syllabi from the US, but we aim to open it up to Latin America as new material comes up. Stay tuned!