We have launched a survey for educational and cultural institutions to share the challenges they are facing and how they are continuing to serve students and communities. Responses to this survey to date highlight how humanities organizations and educators are providing crucial services to their students, their communities, and the general public even as they face intense strains. In addition to all of the educators who have pivoted to virtual learning environments, we have seen new humanities programming that connects people even as they are physically isolated, scholars who are contributing to public discourse about the pandemic, and humanities centers and archives that have mobilized to preserve artifacts and stories of this moment. As we document COVID-19 humanities programming based at higher ed institutions, we are sharing them so that the broader community can learn from these examples.
We will be using these stories to support our advocacy on Capitol Hill and to support efforts to promote the value of the humanities in communities and on campuses. Please help us by taking and sharing the survey.