Mapping and archiving public history projects about COVID-19

The IFPH, the International Federation for Public History, and Made By Us are mapping projects that collect, archive and document lives and stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Institutions are welcome to submit their projects to an interactive map.

The map showcases important voices, especially as experiences vary so much from place to place. Made By Us points out that “COVID-19, a global pandemic in a world that’s more interconnected than ever before, presents us with a historic moment. It’s an unwelcome one, to be sure, but ours nonetheless. We know our day-to-day experiences, stories, artefacts and recollections will become the primary source for future generations to learn ‘what it was like.’”

Made By Us initiated the project in the United States and IFPH joined to help map international projects.