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Discussing Trust in Science and Science Disinformation at #FSCC21

  • July 12, 2021
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In June, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and Wisschenschaft im Dialog (WID), the organization for Science Communication in Germany, hosted the Future of Science Communication Conference. The two-day event brought together European researchers and practitioners of science communication to discuss trends, findings and insights incorporating five major topics. One of which was trust in science, allowing […]

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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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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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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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Watch Naomi Oreskes on Trust in Science | PERITIA Lectures

  • April 14, 2021
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It is not enough to say “trust us, we are scientists”, claims Naomi Oreskes in the first talk of the PERITIA Lectures [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. The series, which started on 6 April and continues next Tuesday, explores the concept of trust and truth in light of current events. You can now […]

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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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