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.

Training School Canterbury

The action's second training school with a focus on quantitative methods will take place from July 30th to August 3rd 2018 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. A call for applications is available here: Training School COST Action CA15101_Call for Applications A preliminary program will be made available soon.

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Bilderberg Meeting

The next Action Meeting will take place from May 25 to 26, 2018 at the Hotel de Bilderberg, Oosterbeek, Netherlands. A preliminary program will be made available soon.

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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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