Life with Corona

Webinar Series

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Austria. Since then, public life, policy decisions and a large part of scientific work have been determined this health crisis. At IHS, many research efforts are directed at analysing the challenges arising from the pandemic: What is the impact of the health policy measures of the federal government? What are the economic consequences? How does the pandemic contribute to, and facilitate, social change and polarisation? 

In June 2020, the institute hosted a symposium to discuss research results. To continue the interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers and the public, IHS launched the webinar series "Life with Corona". Each webinar is dedicated to a specific topic. Experts discuss pressing issues based on current research findings. Short presentations are followed by an audience discussion. Schools, compliance with measures taken against the pandemic as well as the impact of the crisis on women have already been topics of discussion. You can find all upcoming webinars, as well as recent events, on this page. 

The webinar series is organized in cooperation with the BMBWF.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Coronavirus Politics

Leben mit Corona

In many countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the government to take decisive steps to counter the epidemiological surge of infections, and then to save the economy from collapse. Despite national news media regularly refer to other countries, and despite of important transnational projects such as the “Oxford Supertracker”, a comprehensive understanding is lacking – both of how countries reacted to the pandemic and the economic as well as social fallout, and why the impact appear to be so different. While a full analysis is probably still missing for quite some time, first results from comparative analysis yield interesting insights on those questions.

This edition of our “Leben mit Corona” Webinar series goes European: with two presentations based on comparative papers from a recent volume, “Coronavirus Politics”, taking a refreshing perspective on why countries fared so differently – and why these results are nonetheless preliminary.

 


In Kooperation mit dem Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung


Past Webinars

Webinar: Coronavirus Politics

Leben mit Corona

In many countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the government to take decisive steps to counter the epidemiological surge of infections, and then to save the economy from collapse. Despite national news media regularly refer to other countries, and despite of important transnational projects such as the “Oxford Supertracker”, a comprehensive understanding is lacking – both of how countries reacted to the pandemic and the economic as well as social fallout, and why the impact appear to be so different. While a full analysis is probably still missing for quite some time, first results from comparative analysis yield interesting insights on those questions.

This edition of our “Leben mit Corona” Webinar series goes European: with two presentations based on comparative papers from a recent volume, “Coronavirus Politics”, taking a refreshing perspective on why countries fared so differently – and why these results are nonetheless preliminary.

 


In Kooperation mit dem Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung


Further COVID-19 resources

In cooperation with the BMBWF, IHS has created a database in which all research projects on the societal, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria are collected: Covid-19 Social Data Austria.