[Deadline Extended!] Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of Trust and Expertise

International Conference Call for Abstracts

Date: May 31 – June 1, 2022

Location: American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

Keynotes: Åsa Wikforss (University of Stockholm); Paul Boghossian (NYU); Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut); more to be announced.

Organizers: American University of Armenia & Centre for Ethics in Public Life, University College Dublin, Ireland

See below for submission details!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We hope to host a physical meeting. If Covid-19 related circumstances do not allow for this, we will provide a hybrid or entirely virtual alternative. 


The Ethics of Trust and Expertise

The Horizon 2020 European Commission funded research project PERITIA is calling for abstracts for an in person/hybrid conference on the ethical issues relevant to trust and expertise. It will be hosted by the American University of Armenia, in the beautiful capital city of Yerevan, on May 31 and June 1, 2022. The event is co-organised by the Centre for Ethics in Public Life, University College Dublin, Ireland.

The conference will focus on ethics and normative issues relevant to public trust, the nature of expertise, and the role of experts in public life and politics.

Topics of interest to the project include, but are not limited to:

  • The normative dimensions of trust
  • The value of trust (and distrust)
  • The ethical requirements of trust
  • The Wh of trust (When, why and who should we trust?)
  • The moral dimension of trust/distrust in experts
  • The ethical obligations of expert advice
  • The democratic deficit of epistocracies
  • Moral expertise


The conference will primarily focus on philosophical approaches to trust and expertise, but contributions from media and communication studies, information science, public policy, social and political sciences, and science studies are also welcome as are papers applying the topics listed to issues relevant to climate change or COVID 19.


Submission Details

We invite the submission of abstracts of up to 300 words to reach us by March 25, 2022. [Extended Deadline]

Abstracts and enquires should be sent to [email protected].

Information regarding acceptance should be available by early April 2022.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue or edited volume.

A number of conference grants will be available for early career researchers and advanced PhD students who do not have access to institutional support for travel. Please indicate your interest when submitting your abstract. The conference will not charge a registration fee. Food and accommodation prices in Yerevan compare well with other capital cities.

Information about the conference and travel to Armenia will be available at peritia-trust.eu.

Please note that there are no visa requirements for entering Armenia from most countries, including the EU, the UK, the USA, and Australia.


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