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New PERITIA article on Social Media, Trust, and Covid-19

  • December 16, 2020
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On 15 December 2020, the scientific journal Social Media and Society published the article “Social Media and Trust in Scientific Expertise: Debating the Covid-19 Pandemic in The Netherlands” by PERITIA investigators José van Dijck and Donya Alinejad. “At a time of crisis in health communication, social media can be weaponized as conduits for misinformation and […]

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PERITIA Conference Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

  • December 15, 2020
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Programme and registration for the PERITIA Conference “Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape” are now online on the conference website! This multidisciplinary conference brings together outstanding researchers from all over the world, discussing how best to assess, establish and maintain the credibility and trustworthiness of expertise in a rapidly changing media environment. Scholars […]

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Democracy & Expertise: On Reasons to Mistrust

  • December 1, 2020
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PERITIA investigator Cathrine Holst from the University of Oslo is featured on the latest  Science for Policy podcast “Democracy & Expertise: On Reasons to Mistrust”. The podcast is produced by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies), which is part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism. In the conversation with Toby Wardman (SAPEA), […]

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PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19?’ at the Berlin Science Week

  • November 3, 2020
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On 2 November, leading researchers of the PERITIA project discussed questions on trust in science and expertise in the PERITIA webinar “Who to trust on Covid-19? When science advice gets ‘dirty’ in the political mud.” This post presents some of the issues that were discussed. Watch the full video recording here!    Trust and the […]

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PERITIA holds workshop on Social Indicators of Trust. Watch Online!

  • October 9, 2020
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Whom should we trust? How justified is it that status is taken as an indicator of trustworthiness? When is such epistemic trust rational? Why do people trust conspiracy theories? These were just some of the many questions discussed at the recent PERITIA online workshop “Social Indicators of Trust in Experts”. As a precursor of a […]

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What is Good Policy?

  • September 10, 2020
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PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst co-leads new GOODPOL project on Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy. What should be the time limit for having an abortion? What is the best way to handle a pandemic, when weighing preventative measures up against children’s right to education? These are some of the questions Cathrine Holst (PERITIA) and Jakob Elster asked […]

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Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

  • September 4, 2020
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In July, PERITIA joined a Book Club devoted to discussing Alberto Acerbi’s book, ‘Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age’. Hosted by the International Cognition & Culture Institute, the Book Club page includes commentaries by Alex Mesoudi, Hugo Mercier, Mathieu Charbonneau, Olivier Morin, Pascal Boyer, Sacha Altay, Dan Sperper and Tiffany Morisseau, and finally Alberto’s response […]

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[Extended Deadline: 15 Sep!] Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

  • August 17, 2020
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International Conference Call for Abstracts Date: March 18-19, 2021 Location: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany Keynotes: Prof Onora O’Neill (Cambridge), Prof Natali Helberger (Amsterdam), Prof Michael Latzer (Zurich), Prof Christoph Neuberger (Berlin) Organizers: Prof José van Dijck, Dr Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University) and Daniel Kaiser (ALLEA) See below for submission details! […]

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PERITIA collaborates in new project on science disinformation

  • August 10, 2020
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PERITIA is proud to be involved in a new ALLEA project “Fact or Fake?”, which will explore how  tackling science disinformation in Europe. “Fact or Fake” will identify and discuss the root causes leading to science-averse attitudes in European countries, particularly focusing on disinformation campaigns on Covid-19, climate change, and vaccinations. The project is led […]

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Handbook of Trust and Philosophy published

  • July 10, 2020
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What is Trust? – Whom to Trust? – How to trust in Knowledge, Science, and Technology? Those are the overarching questions in the recently published Routledge Handbook of Trust in Philosophy, edited by PERITIA Advisory Board member Judith Simon, Professor for Ethics in Information Technologies at the Universität Hamburg, Germany, and member of the German […]

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