The Corona pandemic changed society abruptly and its consequences will linger for a long time. At the beginning, the expertise of virology dominated the public debate. However, given the magnitude of the impact of Corona, it is clear that perspectives on the pandemic from the social and cultural sciences are also indispensable, because: The Corona crisis is a social crisis. Beyond contagion and mortality rates, it has profound implications for social cohesion and people's everyday lives. The contributions assess the situation in the midst of the "Corona society" and show perspectives for the time after the crisis. In doing so, they offer orientation to the public and enable the sciences to engage in an initial exchange. For the collective overcoming of the pandemic requires not only a critical analysis of the situation, but also the cultivation of a future vision with a sense of possibility. With contributions by Frank Adloff, Thomas Alkemeyer/Bernd Bröskamp, Andrea Baier/Christa Müller, Katharina Block, Ingolfur Blühdorn, Sascha Dickel, Klaus Dörre, Frank Eckardt, Angelika Epple, Petra Gehring, Ulrike Guérot, Silke Helfrich, Anna Henkel, Christine Hentschel, Stefan Hirschauer, Gabriele Klein/Katharina Liebsch, Hubert Knoblauch/Martina Löw, Elke Krasny, Stephan Lessenich, Susanne Lettow, Gesa Lindemann, Antonio Lucci, Fred Luks, Katharina Manderscheid, Jürgen Manemann, Jürgen Martschukat, Franz Mauelshagen, Herfried Münkler, Sven Opitz, Andreas Reckwitz, Eleonora Rohland, Simon Scharf, Frank Schulz-Nieswandt, Sarah Speck, Cornelia Springer, Rudolf Stichweh, Andreas Weber, Gabriele Winker and Lars Winterberg.