Articles by: Carla Pascoe Leahy

Author Biography:

Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy is a historian at the University of Melbourne, Joint Editor of Studies in Oral History and Honorary Associate at Museums Victoria. As a contemporary historian, she researches the relationship between past and present understandings of motherhood, childhood, menstruation and the environment.

Childhood masked

Childhood has contracted to the home in this plague year, shrinking radically to the family within the home.

Eudaimonia: meditations on pandemic life

…just like becoming a parent, there is profound potentiality in the metamorphosis the coronavirus is forcing upon us. I faintly perceive that there is radical possibility in the question we are called to answer: what will we build in place of our old lives?