Faculty of Social Sciences

Conspiracy Theories

  • Date: 11/9/2017 at 2:15 PM 4:00 PM
  • Location: Engelska parken ENG 2-K1029
  • Lecturer: Heléne Lööw, Department of History, Uppsala University; Karin Kvist Geverts, The National Library, and Lars M Andersson, Department of History, Uppsala University
  • Organizer: Conflict & Method
  • Contact person: Oscar Jansson
  • Phone: 018-471 71 53
  • Seminarium

How do conspiracy theories arise, and how do they become a political force? Join us to explore some contemporary ideas about occult forces and secret networks.

The Conflict & Method Research Node arranges a seminar on a slightly different kind of theory than what we are usually dealing with. How do conspiracy theories arise, and how do they become a political force?

Join us to explore some contemporary ideas about occult forces and secret networks.

We begin with two presentations and move on to a discussion about possible ways to approach the actual experiences, which ideas about conspiracies may reflect.

Our presenters:

Heléne Lööw, Department of History: Conspiracy theories as a mobilization factor for extremists

Lars M Andersson, Department of History, and Karin Kvist Geverts, Kungliga Biblioteket:

Konspirationer - Konspiracism och det offentliga samtalet i Sverige idag

 

Please note that one of our two presentations will be in Swedish.