Humanities Research Institute

Research During Covid-19

Research During Covid

Helping you to continue with research

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The Research Institutes understand that the Covid-19 epidemic has had a profound impact on all of us. It has affected the way we go about our daily lives, the way we work, socialise and how we conduct research.

We're here to help

The Research Institutes want to offer practical support, solutions and inspiration to help you carry on with your research activities when your time is very limited. We also want to collect stories about how research is being transformed by the move online in ways we couldn't imagine a year ago.

Carry on Researching: our lockdown webinars

We are building an online resource that we hope will help you to adapt your approach to research and connect with other researchers who are exploring online opportunities. To that end we are running a webinar series titled ‘Carry on Researching’ where we invite researchers to share their problems, challenges and successes. You can access the recordings of our webinar series below;

Covid and Society: Children and Young People

The British Academy funded a short-term deep dive into the effects of Covid on children and young people in society. The Humanities Research Institute co-ordinated a response to the British Academy detailing what research activity is currently taking place at Newcastle. You can learn more about the project here.

Helpful tools

In addition to the webinars, we are developing a list of tools we have found useful: tools that aid collaboration, encourage ideas sharing or aid virtual meetings.

You may be using other tools that we are not aware of. If so, please get in touch with us at so we can share those too.