Monthly Archives: May 2021

Valorised or Vilified – Has the Pandemic Increased Trust in Science?

  • May 28, 2021
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A recent article on Research Europe features PERITIA Work Package Leaders Tracey Brown and Gloria Origgi. The publication discusses the question whether the Covid-19 pandemic will make researchers more trusted by the public. After more than a year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tracey Brown has noticed increasing signs that people are tiring of experts. “There’s […]

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Watch Michael Lynch on the Democratic Value of Truth

  • May 17, 2021
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Michael Lynch, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, was the presenter of the third PERITIA Lecture. Hosted by the University College Dublin and the American University of Armenian, the event took place on 4 May and is part of the series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Lynch is the director of […]

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New ALLEA Report on Science Disinformation

  • May 14, 2021
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The PERITIA consortium partner ALLEA has released the Discussion Paper “Fact or Fake? Tackling Science Disinformation”. The report examines the problems and the potential of measures to tackle science disinformation and conclude with a call for improved European exchange and coordination in this field. As part of this project, Professor Maria Baghramian represented PERITIA in an […]

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Watch Quassim Cassam on Conspiracy Theories

  • May 8, 2021
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Quassim Cassam, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Warwick University, was the second speaker of the PERITIA Lectures series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. In his presentation on 20 April, he unveiled the common misunderstandings of conspiracy theories among researchers, media and the general public, and argued for a stronger focus on […]

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