Living & Dying with COVID-19: The Maryland Stories is complete!

Global Z just wrapped up a major project that captures oral histories of people from all walks of like across the state of Maryland. The project, Living & Dying with COVID-19: The Maryland Stories, was conceptualized and managed by Global Z. With a generous grant from Maryland Humanities, we facilitated the recording of personal and moving stories of how COVID-19 has impacted Marylander’s lives. It is an important and eye-opening body of work that involved a large number of people and partnerships with 15 library branches throughout Maryland. The audio files are live in the Digital Maryland (Enoch Pratt Free Library) collections, and will soon be part of the Maryland State Archives. While this is atypical of the work we usually do, we felt compelled to push this project forward for the benefit of scholars, as it provides rich data about the pandemic, the impact it has, and how we respond. With this data, scholars may better understand the human dynamic as it pertains to global pandemics, assisting us in better preparation and response activities for future pandemic events.

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