Much in our lives has changed as a result of the coronavirus. In this project, researchers in history and nursing will gather knowledge and experience from the ongoing pandemic with special focus on Sámi and reindeer husbandry, nursing homes and dementia care, and the consequences of the pandemic in the areas bordering Finland and Norway.
How can historical comparisons with previous pandemics and crises that have affected Norrbotten county in Sweden contribute to enhanced opportunities for human safety, crisis management and adaptation? The questions posed by the project are based on the key concepts of vulnerability, resilience, risk, concern, security, scientific uncertainty, human safety, health and well-being:
What were individuals’ experiences, actions and social mobilisation in different groups in relation to the pandemic, and what measures were taken by authorities and politicians, for example social distancing, border closures, restrictions on public gatherings and visits?
How can gender, minority and indigenous perspectives, lived experiences and first-person perspectives, together with the questioning of urban and functional norms, contribute to an inclusive view of human safety, crisis management and adaptation?
The project is interdisciplinary and supradisciplinary. This means, for example, that partners and stakeholders who are active outside of the academic community are seen as experts in their respective fields and are given an essential role in contributing perspectives and knowledge in the development of questions and analyses.
The project is being led by researchers in history at Luleå University of Technology.
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