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Conspiracy Theories and Antisemitism

Presentation to the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism, Palace of Westminster, 19 June 2018. Richard J. Evans For the past five years I’ve been Principal Investigator on the research project “Conspiracy and Democracy”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I have two co-investigators, John Naughton and David Runciman, and we have employed at one time or […]

22 June 2018
Conspiracy and Democracy at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2017

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas will be arriving this October and Researchers from Conspiracy and Democracy will be hosting and contributing to a number of free public events on subjects of Conspiracy, Populism, and Truth. The Festival of Ideas, which is now in its tenth year, consists of hundreds of free events over two weeks, […]

13 September 2017
Hitler and the Nazis Were High on Drugs – a Theory for the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

When we began our project in 2013, we thought it was a mainly academic enterprise, but with the Brexit and US Presidential election campaigns it gained public significance. The world has entered the era of ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative facts’ in which conspiracy theories have become part of the international currency of ‘fake news’ on the […]

30 May 2017
“Denial”: how to deal with a conspiracy theory in the era of ‘post-truth’

I only have a very small part in the film Denial compared to those of David Irving (played by Timothy Spall), Richard Rampton QC (played by Tom Wilkinson), Anthony Julius (played by Andrew Scott), and Professor Deborah Lipstadt (played by Rachel Weisz), but I like to think it’s an important one. When Irving sued Deborah […]

15 February 2017