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PERITIA at the Festival “How The Light Gets In”

  • February 16, 2021
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As part of the annual philosophy and music festival How The Light Gets In, PERITIA’s coordinator Maria Baghramian offered an in-depth interview to the Institute of Arts and Ideas about trust in a relative world. The six-part conversation encompasses an array of topics related to PERITIA’s work, from the philosophical link between relativism and trust […]

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Recognition, Vulnerability and Trust

  • February 16, 2021
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A new article by Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin) has been published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies under the title Recognition, Vulnerability and Trust. This paper is part of PERITIA’s first phase focused on understanding the foundations of trust from social, philosophical, psychological and ethical perspectives. According to the abstract, the author “examines […]

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PERITIA celebrates its first anniversary

  • February 1, 2021
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PERITIA celebrates its first anniversary today! We would like to take this opportunity to look back on this extraordinary year in which public trust in expertise has been at the centre of so many conversations. Our team has dived into the understanding of the manifold challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to trust in expertise-driven […]

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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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PERITIA Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust

  • December 3, 2020
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A new Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust led by UCD researchers Maria Baghramian, Danielle Petherbridge and Rowland Stout has been published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. The articles address issues arising from four aspects of the relationship between vulnerability and trust: how to characterize the affective nature of trust; how to explain […]

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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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Recreating climate of trust in experts essential for beating Covid-19

  • November 4, 2020
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A new article by PERITIA colleagues Maria Baghramian and Shane Bergin has been published in the Irish Times today. The op-ed calls for reassessing the role of expertise at these uncertain times, for joint efforts to “recreate a climate of trust in expertise”, in order to tackle current and future societal challenges like Covid-19. “The […]

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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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New PERITIA video: Why Trust Experts?

  • October 30, 2020
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We are happy to launch our new animation video “Why Trust Experts?“. Inspired by our principal investigator Maria Baghramian’s article “Trust in Experts: Why and Why Not”, the video invites everyone to reflect on the role of expertise in our daily lives.     We have all seen the key role played by experts in […]

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