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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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PERITIA Public Lectures on Trust in an Age of Disinformation

  • March 21, 2021
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PERITIA is launching a new online public lectures series entitled [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Hosted by the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life and the American University of Armenia, the events will bring together top scholars from the USA and Europe to discuss how truth and trust in science are being contested or challenged […]

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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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Deadline Extended for the ESSAY PRIZE on Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice

  • March 16, 2021
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The deadline for the International Journal of Philosophical Studies PERITIA Essay Prize 2020 has been extended to 26 March 2021. The scholarly competition invites essays from all philosophical approaches to discuss ‘Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice’. The word limit for the essays is 8000–10,000 words, including notes and references. The prize of €1000 is sponsored by UCD Centre for […]

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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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