About this project

Conspiracy theories play an increasingly visible role in contemporary European culture and the public domain of politics. Notwithstanding moral debates about their effects on knowledge, democracy and mental health, there has been little systematic research on where they come from, how they work and what, if anything, should be done about them. The aim of this Action is to develop an interdisciplinary and international network to provide a comprehensive understanding of conspiracy theories in different European countries.

Routledge Series on Conspiracy Theories

The first books from the Routledge Series on Conspiracy Theory have been published. You can find more information here.

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Prague Meeting

The Action's final conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from September 19th to 21th, 2019. The preliminary program can be found here.

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Huelva Meeting

The next action meeting will be held in Huelva, Spain from 23-24 May, 2019. Please find the preliminary program here.

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Bibliography Conspiracy Theory Studies

The action has produced a Bibliography of Conspiracy Theory Studies: Bibliography of Conspiracy Theory Studies.

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New Book Publications by Action Members

Eirikur Bergmann. Conspiracy and Populism: The Politics of Misinformation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Ilya Yablokov. Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World. Polity, 2018.

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Workshop on “Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Disinformation in the Social Networks”

Several of our action members will be presenting at a workshop on "Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Disinformation in the Social Networks" at the University of Huelva, Spain tomorrow October 4th. Information on the workshop is available on the event's website.

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