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.

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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Dubrovnik Meeting

The Action's next conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 19th to 20th, 2018. A preliminary program can be found here.

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The Project's COST Story

Find the project's official COST Story here.

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Special Issue on Conspiracy Theories

The Journal Argumenta has recently published a Special Issue on Conspiracy Theories. Among others, some of the Action's members also contributed articles.

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