This event was the final showcase of work undertaken during the five-year Leverhulme Trust-funded project Conspiracy and Democracy. Led by Professor Sir Richard Evans, Professor John Naughton and Professor David Runciman, the project asked big questions of a big topic at a time when discourses around conspiracy and democracy have become mainstream. The event highlighted some of the answers to these questions, explored trends in contemporary conspiracy theories, and launched the results of a poll conducted by YouGov. Bringing together researchers who have worked on the project, the event showcased research findings and outputs.
Professor Sir Richard Evans (University of Cambridge)
Warrant for Genocide? The 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion' Reconsidered
Dr Hugo Leal (University of Cambridge)
It’s All Connected! Misinformation and the Rise of Nativism
Dr Alfred Moore (University of York)
A Conspiracy Against the Laity? Expertise and the Politics of Distrust
Dr Nayanika Mathur (University of Oxford)
Is it Climate Change or a Conspiracy Theory? Big Cats and Humans in the Indian Anthropocene
Professor David Runciman (University of Cambridge)
Populism and the Logic of Conspiracy Theory
Professor John Naughton (University of Cambridge)
Computational Conspiracism: How Digital Technology Brought Conspiracy Theories into the Mainstream
Dr Hugo Leal (University of Cambridge) and Dr Hugo Drochon (University of Nottingham)
Public Launch: Brexit and Conspiracy Theories
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