How are you affected in your everyday life by the spread of the new corona virus? The Institute of Language and Folklore is now collecting stories about how people in Sweden are experiencing the ongoing epidemic.
The recently discovered corona virus has dominated both everyday life and the news during the spring of 2020. The spread of the virus has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Different measures have been taken around the world to stop the rampaging virus and to prevent its spread. The present situation, whereby the disease is affecting people all over the world, countries are closing their borders and authorities restricting everyone’s mobility dramatically, is in many ways unique. We are now documenting it for the future.
In the collections of the Institute for language and folklore, there are historical records of people’s memories of earlier pandemics. For instance, there are legends about great catastrophes and individual narratives about the changing conditions of life in general, as well as particular memories. In this questionnaire, we wish to document how people in Sweden are experiencing the ongoing corona pandemic. We hope that you would like help us by contributing with your story.
This questionnaire in Swedish: Coronaviruset och dess inverkan på vardagslivet i Sverige
Do you want to be interviewed, do you want to write your answers in an e-mail or do you have questions about the project?
You are welcome to send your answers or questions in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.