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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 on Trust, Expertise, and Media

  • 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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Podcast with PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst on the relationship of trust, expertise, and democracy If the influence of experts on public debate means that the vaulues and experiences of different groups are not adequately reflected, we have a problem. Cathrine Holst How far should we rely on science to make political decisions? What makes a good […]

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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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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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Who to trust on Covid-19? A PERITIA webinar at the Berlin Science Week

  • October 8, 2020
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We are happy to announce the PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19: When science advice gets “dirty” in the political mud’. The event will take place on 2 November (14:00-15:00 CET) and is part of the Berlin Science Week. The one-hour Q&A webinar will delve into the impact of this pandemic on trust in […]

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Call for the IJPS PERITIA Essay Prize 2020 on Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice

  • September 18, 2020
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We are happy to present the International Journal of Philosophical Studies PERITIA Essay Prize 2020. The scholarly competition invites essays from all philosophical approaches to discuss ‘Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice’. The winner of the 2019 edition is the collaborative paper ‘Vulnerability in Social Epistemic Networks’. The word limit for the essays is 8000–10,000 words, including […]

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