Small group meeting on the consequences of conspiracy theories

The rise of conspiracy theories is often framed as a cause of various social problems such as declining public trust in democracy, the appeal of populist and extremist political groups, and the rejection of scientific consensus in favour of hearsay and fake news. As part of the ERC-funded CONSPIRACY_FX project, we invite contributions for a two-day small group meeting exploring the consequences of conspiracy theories from different disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspectives.

28th and 29th June
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

The meeting will involve presentations (approx. 15 minutes), blitz presentations (approx. 5 minutes), and posters. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be able to present in your preferred format, please indicate in your submission which format you would prefer.

There will be no fee to attend the meeting.

We are also able to offer up to 10 bursaries to support the travel and accommodation costs of PhD students who wish to present at the meeting (up to €1,000 each). These will be allocated competitively based on quality of submission and fit to the theme, but also to ensure diverse representation among attendees and speakers. Please indicate in your submission your wish to apply for a bursary.

Deadline for submissions: 16 February, 2024

To submit your abstract (150 words), click here.

We look forward to welcoming you in Canterbury.