You have reached the Dear Diary Illustrated Digital Archive!
This is the digital home of the research project Dear Diary: Equality Implications for Female Academics of Changes to Working Practices In Lockdown and Beyond. (Dear Diary for short!) Here you’ll find multiple accounts of living and working through 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020-September 2021) collected from female academics at UK universities. All illustrations were created in response to the data by Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas.
To help you organise your visit, research findings are structured in a series of themed ‘galleries’ (1-4 on the floorplan below); with each gallery further sub-divided into topics. Wander at will around the galleries or dive into a particular topic. If you’re not sure where to start, or only have a few minutes to spend, head to the Cabinet of Curiosities (7) to experience random, poignant and humorous aspects of participants’ accounts.
Once the site goes live, we’ll be adding material to the archive’s Resource Library (6). While you’re here – find out more about the Project (1) and before you go, please sign the Visitors’ Book (8) – we’d love your feedback!