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Watch “Holocaust Denial: Flat Earth Theory?” talk by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Emory)
Watch “Holocaust Denial: Flat Earth Theory?” talk by Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Emory)

Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University) visited the project in May 2014. Holocaust denial, the attempt to deny that the Third Reich engaged in the annihilation of approximately of six million Jews, has been depicted as a serious threat to historical truth. Others have dismissed […]

4 September 2014
Watch “Conspiracy theories between secular scepticism + religious salvation” talk by Stef Aupers (Erasmus)
Watch “Conspiracy theories between secular scepticism + religious salvation” talk by Stef Aupers (Erasmus)

A Public Lecture by Conspiracy & Democracy Visiting Fellow Stef Aupers (Erasmus University of Rotterdam) In the social sciences, a conspiracy theory is often disqualified as ‘irrational’ superstition or religious belief. In defense, conspiracy theorists present their methods of inquiry as utterly rational – often even more scientific than ‘dogmatic’ institutionalized science. In this lecture, […]

Watch “Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy” talk by Dr Pascal Girard (Reims)
Watch “Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy” talk by Dr Pascal Girard (Reims)

Dr Pascal Girard (Reims) speaks about ‘Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy during the Cold War and Decolonization’. Dr Girard’s talk explores how in the late forties and in the fifties, conspiracy was a significant concern in French and Italian politics. Dr Girard describes how the “red scare” greatly varied depending on the period, the […]

Watch “Mafia and Conspiracy” talk by Dwight Smith
Watch “Mafia and Conspiracy” talk by Dwight Smith

Mr Smith’s talk explored how the idea of the mafia and conspiracy emerged in America, developed and became entangled in very different contexts. Mr Smith describes the ideas, experiences, and events through which his book, ‘The Mafia Mystique’ (1975), took shape; the consequences of those events that have led to contemporary public understanding and use […]

Research Associate (Fixed Term) vacancy with the project – EXTENDED DEADLINE
Research Associate (Fixed Term) vacancy with the project – EXTENDED DEADLINE

Applications are invited for a three-year Research Associate in any area of the Humanities or Social Sciences, including Literature, History, and Sociology, to join the Conspiracy and Democracy project. Closing date for applications: 13 August 2014   15th September Click here for more information and to apply online >

9 July 2014
Conspiracy and Democracy Project at the Hay Festival 2014
Conspiracy and Democracy Project at the Hay Festival 2014

Professor Sir Richard Evans, Principal Investigator and overall director of the project spoke at this year’s Hay Festival (a celebration of Literature and the Arts) as part of the Cambridge Series events this past week. The Times (subscription) reported: Why the plot is thicker for Americans The International Business Times reported: JFK Assassination, 9/11 attacks, Diana’s Death: Why […]

2 June 2014
A Year in the Life of Conspiracy & Democracy
A Year in the Life of Conspiracy & Democracy

  The Conspiracy and Democracy (C&D) Project, housed by the remarkable Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) began on January 1, 2013 with the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust. Now well into the project, we look back at the year that was. Research Agenda The central question of the […]

22 April 2014