Dubrovnik Meeting

Dubrovnik Meeting

Date:

October 19th to 20th, 2018

Location:

Inter University Centre, Don Frana Bulića 4 Street, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Local Organizer:

Nebojša Blanuša

 

Preliminary Program:

Day 1: Friday, October 19th

8.45 – 9.15                 Registration

9.15 – 9.45                 MC Meeting and Opening Plenary on Handbook and Series

9.45 – 10.15               Coffee Break

10.15 – 11.30             Potential Edited Volumes/Books/Research Projects

1. Conspiracy Theories in the Nordic Countries
Chair: Annika Rabo
Speakers: Hulda Thórisdóttir, Asbjørn Dyrendal, Eirikur Bergmann, Kasper Grotle Rasmussen
Discussants: Anastasiya Astapova and Michael Butter

2. The In/Visible Hand: The Visual Semiotics of Conspiracy
Chair: Isabel Marcos
Roundtable Participants: Andreas Ventsel, Evripides Zantides, Isabel Marcos, Mari-Liis Madisson, Massimo Leone, Simona Stano

3. Making Fun of/with Conspiracy Theories
Chair: Julien Giry and Aurore van de Winkel

11.30 – 1.00                Handbook Section Meetings

Section 1: Definitions and Approaches
Chair: Alejandro Romero Reche
Speakers:
Annika Rabo, “Conspiracy Theories and Anthropology”
Turkay Nefes and Alejandro Romero Reche, “Conspiracy Theories, Sociology and Social Theory”
Nebojša Blanuša and Todor Hristov, “Conspiracy Theories, Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory”

Section 2: Psychology
Editors: Aleksandra Cichocka, Jan-Willem van Prooijen, Karen Douglas, Michał Bilewicz
Speakers: Anthony Lantian and Peter Kreko

Section 3: Society and Politics
Editors: Eirikur Bergmann, Asbjørn Dyrendal, Jaron Harambam, Hulda Thórisdóttir
Speakers: Jaron Harambam and Jernej Pikalo

1.00 – 2.00                 Lunch Break

2.00 – 3.15                  Plenary Panel: Conspiracy Theories and/as Social Science
Chair: André Krouwel
Daniel Cohnitz, “The Social Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories”
Massimo Leone, “Accepting Randomness”

3.15 – 3.45                 Coffee Break

3.45 – 5.15                  Conspiracy Theories in/about Europe (1): CTs in the Post-Soviet Empire
Chair: Anastasiya Astapova
Speakers:
Andreas Ventsel, “Conspiracy Theory as a Strategy of Information Warfare: The Case of Secret Biological Weapons”
Vladimir Sazonov, “Russian Conspiracy Theories and Information War in Ukraine 2014–2018”
Holger Mölder, “Conspiracy Theories: Selling the Culture of Fear in the Security Market of the Post-Truth World”

 

Day 2: Saturday, October 20th

8.45 – 9.15                 Registration

9.15 – 10.30                Conspiracy Theories in/about Europe (2): The Balkans
Chair: Nebojša Blanuša
Tvrtko Jakovina (University of Zagreb), “Traveling Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Antisemitism in the Balkans”
Tomislav Pletenac (University of Zagreb), “To Get Away from Murder: Visions of the Balkans from the Orient Express”
Dejan Jović (University of Zagreb), “’Surrounded by “Worries’: Conspiratorial Politics of Identity in Former Yugoslavia”
Kosta Bovan, Andrea Vranić, Jasna Milošević, Vladimir Turjačanin and Nebojša Blanuša, “Common Specters and Antagonistic Views on Conspiratorial Politics in B&H, Croatia and Serbia”

10.30 – 11.00             Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30              Debate: Should we debunk conspiracy theories… And if so, how?
Chair: Michael Butter
Speakers: Peter Kreko, Jaron Harambam, Ela Drazkiewicz

12.30 – 1.30               Lunch Break

1.30 – 3.00                  Conspiracy Theories, Post-Truth, Misinformation and Fake News
Chair: Clare Birchall
Stephen Armstrong (Sunday Times journalist and author), “Six Impossible Things before Breakfast”
Adam Berinksy, “Rumours, Truths and Reality: Political Misinformation in the Modern Age”
Mari-Liis Madison, “Semiotic Perspective on the Analysis of Strategic Conspiracy Narratives”

3.00 – 3.30                 Coffee Break

3.30 – 5.00                 Conspiracy Theories and Climate Change
Chair: Karen Douglas
Speakers:
Achim Bubenzer (klimafakten.de, Berlin)
Stephan Lewandowsky, (University of Bristol)

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