Welcome to the Brooklyn College Journal of the Plague Year! We invite members of our Brooklyn College community—current students, staff, and faculty; alumni; and members of our larger borough and city—to share stories and experiences about Covid-19. You can contribute anything you like to this digital archive: personal narratives and family stories; interviews, whether as audio files or transcripts; artwork, music, and photographs; poems and other reflections; fictional accounts, graphic novels, and zines; images, videos, tweets, and other digital objects; Facebook and other social media posts, and Instagram and Snapchat memes; PDFs, screenshots of news reporting; etc. We welcome anything that helps to capture the pandemic and other issues related to this historic moment.
This archive took its title and inspiration from Daniel Defoe's novel of the same name. First published in March 1722 the novel, A Journal of the Plague Year,tells story of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the bubonic plague shook London.
As members of one of the most diverse campuses in the world, students and alumni know struggle better than most, and have important stories to share, about this moment and for the education of future generations. Once you enter your submission to https://covid-19archive.org/s/brooklyncollege/page/share, whether individually, through a course assignment, via a club project, etc., a group of faculty and staff will evaluate your submission and assign key words to it. You will also have the opportunity to sign your name or keep your contribution confidential.