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.

Research under 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 ‘Research during Covid’ where we invite researchers to share their problems, challenges and successes. You can access the recording of the first webinar in the series here;

Introduction (Jennifer Richards) and the opening talk from Alison Atkinson Philips

Part two - Ben Elliott

Part three - Mariam Rezaei

Part four - Ika Willis

Q&A with all speakers

We will add others in the coming months as we hold further seminars.

Please watch out for news of future seminars, and please check our events page.

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.