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Controversial Scientific Information & Hydroxychloroquine in France

  • October 20, 2021
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“Although people generally aim at getting a fair representation of reality, accuracy about scientific issues only matters to the extent that individuals perceive it as useful to achieve their own goals.” This is what Tiffany Morisseau, Ty Branch and Gloria Origgi from the PERITIA team (Work Packages 5 & 6) argue in a recently published […]

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José van Dijck Awarded with Spinoza Prize

  • September 6, 2021
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PERITIA investigator José van Dijck has been awarded with the prestigious 2021 Spinoza Prize. As announced last week by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), she is one of four prize winners and the only one with a background in the Social Sciences and Humanities. According to the Spinoza Committee, José van Dijck’s “career has paralleled […]

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New Members Appointed to the PERITIA Advisory Board

  • August 25, 2021
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PERITIA is proud to welcome three new outstanding members to its Advisory Board: Heather Douglas, Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Bristol, and Stathis Psillos, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The PERITIA Advisory Board […]

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Join PERITIA as a Teaching Fellow at UCD School of Philosophy

  • July 8, 2021
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Are you a researcher in Social Epistemology and interested in questions of trust in expertise? The PERITIA team at University College Dublin School of Philosophy led by Maria Baghramian is looking for a teaching fellow! The post involves some teaching in ethics as well as research and publication in Social Epistemology. Within the PERITIA project, […]

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PERITIA at Future of SciComm Conference

  • June 21, 2021
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On 24-25 June, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and Wisschenschaft im Dialog (WID), the organization for Science Communication in Germany, will bring together European actors from research and practice of science communication at the online Future of Science Communication Conference. PERITIA is proud to participate in this important conference with […]

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

  • June 21, 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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Online Workshop on Testimonial Injustice

  • June 14, 2021
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Supported by PERITIA and the Irish Research Council (IRC), an online workshop on 17-18 June 2021 will discuss Themes from Testimonial Injustice and Trust. Finalists of the 2021 IJPS PERITIA and Robert Papazian prizes will present the pre-final drafts of their shortlisted entries. In addition, four invited speakers are presenting their work on themes from testimonial injustice and trust. […]

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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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International researchers gathered at PERITIA online conference

  • March 26, 2021
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On 18-19 March, PERITIA hosted the virtual scientific conference Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape for two full days of talks and discussions. In 11 different panels, almost 40 researchers from all over the world presented their selected papers and latest research. Reaching a total of more than 350 attendees, 5 public keynotes […]

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Creating a Climate of Trust in Science: PERITIA webinar at SCI:COM conference

  • March 17, 2021
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How can scientists and science communicators (re-)establish trust in trustworthy science in a changing media environment? Last week, as part of the international conference SCI:COM, PERITIA experts discussed the different strategies used to tackle COVID-19 and their impact on trust in science communication under the motto “Creating a Climate of Trust in Science”. Missed it? […]

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