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A New Dark Age? Review Article on Trust in Environmental Science

  • October 25, 2022
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Is public trust in science eroding? Is this alleged crisis of trust in science a problem for democracy and good governance? A recently published review article by a group of 10 PERITIA researchers examines the alleged crisis of trust in environmental science and its impact on public opinion, policy decisions in the context of democratic […]

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Call for Abstracts: Rethinking Policy, Expertise and Trust

  • October 19, 2022
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PERITIA is calling for abstracts for the final research conference of the project. The conference will take place at University College Dublin on 23-25 March 2023, and will focus on the key themes of the project including but not limited to: The scope and nature of public trust and distrust The role of experts in […]

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2022 IJPS Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes on Disagreement

  • October 19, 2022
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The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) announces the 2022 call for the Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes. The topic for the 2022 competition is “The Ethics and Politics of Disagreement”. The call is open to researchers from all philosophical approaches and will consist of two main prize categories, the annual Robert Papazian Prize […]

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Social Indicators of Trust in an Age of Informational Chaos

  • October 18, 2022
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How do we decide which experts to trust in digital and physical environments of too much information including false or misleading information? This central question of the PERITIA project is the focal point of a recently published Special Issue in the scientific journal Social Epistemology (A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy). Edited by PERITIA […]

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New Book: Questioning Experts and Expertise

  • October 3, 2022
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A newly published book “Questioning Experts and Expertise” (Routledge) edited by PERITIA investigators Maria Baghramian and Carlo Martini presents research funded by PERITIA as well as some of the results of the Irish project When Experts Disagree (WEXD). It brings together philosophers, sociologists and policy experts to discuss the nature, scope and limitations of expert […]

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Communications Position at ALLEA

  • September 27, 2022
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ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Science and Humanities, is seeking an English speaking Communications Officer (part-time, 75% FTE) to join its team in Berlin. You will be working with us in the PERITIA project! Deadline for applications is 4 October 2022! Role and responsibilities Together with other members of the ALLEA team you […]

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PERITIA Experts Join Conference on ‘Trust, Distrust and Forgiveness’

  • September 23, 2022
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On 16-17 September 2022, PERITIA joined forces with the Department of Philosophy at University of California, Irvine for the international conference “Trust, Distrust and Forgiveness”. The two-day hybrid event brought together academics working in different subdisciplines of Philosophy, including law and technology, and featured contributions from PERITIA Coordinator and Project Leader Maria Baghramian, and Advisory […]

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Misinformation, Expertise and Challenges to Democracy

  • September 20, 2022
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Text: Carline Klijnman and Lucas Dijker The annual MANCEPT workshop in political theory took place at the University of Manchester on Wednesday 7 through Friday 9 September 2022. In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester, Hallsworth Fellowship Fund), we co-organised the panel Misinformation, Expertise and Challenges to Democracy. The workshop aimed at bringing […]

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SECAT 2022 – Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust

  • September 7, 2022
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Professor Maria Baghramian, Project Coordinator of PERITIA, will deliver a keynote talk at the Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust (SECAT) conference, run by the (Mis)trust of Scientific Expertise research group at Aarhus University. The conference will take place as a free virtual event on 27-28 September 2022, registration is available here. Professor Baghramian will deliver […]

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PERITIA Panel on Misinformation at MANCEPT Workshops

  • August 29, 2022
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PERITIA team members Carline Klijnman and Lucas Dijker are co-convening the workshop ‘Misinformation, Expertise and Challenges to Democracy’ together with Dr. Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester), to be held 7-9 of September as part of the 2022 MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory at the University of Manchester. “While expert testimony is often crucial to policy […]

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