Commentary: "We need a hive mind, not a herd mentality"

Author: Nessa Cronin


Nessa Cronin is Lecturer in Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies, and Associate Director of the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway.  She visited the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies in Spring 2019 and gave a memorable lecture on "Climate Crisis and Irish Environmentalities in the Capitalocene."

In this commentary published by the Irish Humanities Alliance, Professor Cronin asks: While there needs to be quite rightly a focus on the immediate public healthcare crisis, and how to deal with it as it evolves and develops, what is also needed are sets of considerations as to what might our world look like after the Great Lockdown? How will it impact us as a nation? And how will it change the very fabric of our daily lives as global citizens? For this we need to encourage critical and collaborative approaches to the crisis - a hive mind, not a herd mentality.

Read her commentary on the Irish Humanities Alliance site HERE


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