On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) presented the latest event in its Humanistic Knowledge in the 21st Century series, “Curating the Pandemic: Capturing Inclusive Memories.” The discussion was moderated by Alexandra Lord, ACLS board member and chair of the Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.

The panel explored how historians, librarians, administrators, and curators have collaborated with communities in creating exhibits that illuminated the effects of COVID-19 in real-time.

ACLS President, Joy Connolly, welcomed the panel that explored the challenges and opportunities of curating the pandemic in a virtual environment. Below is a list of featured panelists which includes links to the projects they discussed and other works they are undertaking.

Tiffany E. Barber, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, University of Delaware:

Juliana Rowen Barton,  Director of Center for the Arts, Northeastern University:

Sarah DeMott, Research Librarian, Harvard University:

Anjulie Ganti, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington:

Tracie Jones, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MIT:

Mikala Woodward, Senior Exhibit Developer, Wing Luke Museum: