The Cambridge Festival of Ideas will be arriving this October and Researchers from Conspiracy and Democracy will be hosting and contributing to a number of free public events on subjects of Conspiracy, Populism, and Truth. The Festival of Ideas, which is now in its tenth year, consists of hundreds of free events over two weeks, […]
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On Tuesday 14th October the writer and broadcaster David Aaronovitch visited the project and gave this public lecture on conspiracy theories in an age of transparency, and discussed more recent conspiracy theories. He also discussed developments since he wrote his book, “Voodoo Histories”.
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, […]
A Public Lecture by Conspiracy & Democracy Visiting Fellow Professor Cornel Zwierlein (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). It seems as if Conspiracy Theories are a particularly modern phenomenon. By relying on some examples and cases, this lecture gives a long-term overview of what they looked like and when they appeared. We possess full-fledged conspiracy theory texts only since […]
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 […]
A conspiracy, according to the dictionary, is a group of two or more people who get together for some criminal or illegal purpose (it is thus different from a plot, which is the plan that the conspirators draw up). It follows that it naturally has to be secret, though this isn’t a central part of […]