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Lothian Lockdown: The Lothian Diary Project

FOSS: Sharing Hidden Lockdown Stories

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Sharing hidden lockdown stories with The Lothian Diary Project

Sharing Hidden Lockdown Stories was a virtual event held with the support of the Economics and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science.

At this event, which marked the launch of our second phase of participant recruitment, we hoped to discuss and discover the voices of the Lothian Lockdown that need to be, and should be, amplified.

These might include people from minoritised backgrounds, older and younger generations, those living with chronic illnesses or disabilities and their carers, those with no permanent home or, more generally, those who are “digitally excluded”. As many of these people have been the worst affected by the pandemic, it is vital that their experiences be documented.

The event took place on 12th November 2020, from 3.30pm to 5pm, and was directed primarily at local charitable and third-sector organisations, to allow them to discover the project, to share their thoughts about which stories may remain hidden, and to get involved to help us to uncover them.

Organisations who decided to become involved in helping the people they work with to participate in our project were able earn £5 for each participant referred by them, in addition to the £15 paid to the participant. 

Charity registrations are still possible! If you would still be interested in registering your charity to collaborate with the Lothian Diary Project, check out our Charity Registration Page!

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