Covid-19 Ad Memoriam Institute




The Institute aims to build a place of active and digital memory of the Covid-19 pandemic


The Covid-19 Ad Memoriam Institute, chaired by Laëtitia Atlani-Duault, is a new joint institute of the University of Paris and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD).

The Institute associates a large number of institutions from the fields of research, health, law and justice, associations, worship, arts and culture. The ambition of the Institute is to open a debate and to reach out to all.

The objective of the Institute is to create a digital memory to open up dialogue and prepare governments and citizens for future crises. It aims to listen to and collect experiences in order to understand and remember, because there is no hope without memory.

Read the article Un institut Covid pour se souvenir et préparer les prochaines crises

Come and tell your story of Covid-19 on Histoires de crise

Histoires de crise is a digital platform for collecting testimonials where everyone, whatever their experiences, can come and tell their stories of Covid-19. This is about our personal stories, but also about our collective history. To tell about these moments of life, happy as sad, surprising as expected, harmless or surprising …
In this way, a collective memory of the pandemic will be built. It also aims to actively serve research to understand how each of us weathered the Covid-19 and what lessons, on ourselves and on others, we can draw from this experience to emerge strengthened from this ordeal and prepare for future crises.
Platform designed by the NGO Bayes Impact, Histoires de crise sees itself as a true social network of the pandemic that allows everyone to come and tell the highlights of their year, both in writing and through images or soundtracks.
Histoires de crise is currently only accessible in French but an English component will be available soon. 

Site of memory active and digital

The Institute aims to collect, archive and analyse the traces and memories of the COVID-19 pandemic