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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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PERITIA at Research and Innovation Days

  • September 15, 2020
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Research and Innovation Days is only days away! The event, organised by the European Commission, brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year, the event will be fully virtual and takes place on 22-24 September.  PERITIA’s lead investigator Maria […]

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What is Good Policy?

  • September 10, 2020
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PERITIA’s Cathrine Holst co-leads new GOODPOL project on Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy. What should be the time limit for having an abortion? What is the best way to handle a pandemic, when weighing preventative measures up against children’s right to education? These are some of the questions Cathrine Holst (PERITIA) and Jakob Elster asked […]

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Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

  • September 4, 2020
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In July, PERITIA joined a Book Club devoted to discussing Alberto Acerbi’s book, ‘Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age’. Hosted by the International Cognition & Culture Institute, the Book Club page includes commentaries by Alex Mesoudi, Hugo Mercier, Mathieu Charbonneau, Olivier Morin, Pascal Boyer, Sacha Altay, Dan Sperper and Tiffany Morisseau, and finally Alberto’s response […]

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[Extended Deadline: 15 Sep!] Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

  • August 17, 2020
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International Conference Call for Abstracts Date: March 18-19, 2021 Location: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany Keynotes: Prof Onora O’Neill (Cambridge), Prof Natali Helberger (Amsterdam), Prof Michael Latzer (Zurich), Prof Christoph Neuberger (Berlin) Organizers: Prof José van Dijck, Dr Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University) and Daniel Kaiser (ALLEA) See below for submission details! […]

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PERITIA collaborates in new project on science disinformation

  • August 10, 2020
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PERITIA is proud to be involved in a new ALLEA project “Fact or Fake?”, which will explore how  tackling science disinformation in Europe. “Fact or Fake” will identify and discuss the root causes leading to science-averse attitudes in European countries, particularly focusing on disinformation campaigns on Covid-19, climate change, and vaccinations. The project is led […]

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What drives public trust in science-based policies?

  • July 13, 2020
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PERITIA has been featured on a story and a series of interviews on the European Science Media Hub, the service of the European Parliament that brings journalists, scientists and policymakers together. The article presents the key questions of PERITIA’s research and considers its connections to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We live in complex times. Times when […]

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Handbook of Trust and Philosophy published

  • July 10, 2020
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What is Trust? – Whom to Trust? – How to trust in Knowledge, Science, and Technology? Those are the overarching questions in the recently published Routledge Handbook of Trust in Philosophy, edited by PERITIA Advisory Board member Judith Simon, Professor for Ethics in Information Technologies at the Universität Hamburg, Germany, and member of the German […]

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