University of Leicester

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Reason: Animations owned by Shout Out UK, need to be accessed on their platform. All materials can be accessed by registering for a free account with Shout Out UK here:

CIC Course Materials: Animations

The Covid in Cartoons project engaged 15-18 year olds with political cartoons and cartoonists to foster processes of meaning-making in relation to the pandemic. Working with Cartooning for Peace and ShoutOut UK we engaged young people in building critical narratives of the crisis and its impact on their lives. We aimed to promote an inclusive, socially-responsive curriculum that supports young people's ability to cope in difficult circumstances. We used surveys, focus groups, and records of the participants' experiences in the form of workbooks to gather data. The project was led by Dr Fransiska Louwagie (PI) and Dr Diane Levine (Co-I), with postdoctoral associates Dr Kara Blackmore and Dr Sarah Weidman, and ran between January 2021 and July 2022. These animations were produced in support of the minicourse delivered by ShoutOutUK, reflecting on important themes in political cartooning. They may be particularly useful as a teaching resource. All teaching materials can be easily and freely accessed by registering for a free account with Shout Out UK here:


UKRI/AHRC Covid-19 Rapid Response call (£352,054 at 100% FEC and £296,928 at 80% FEC)