RMeS RMa Course: Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, Disinformation and the Media

When?  30 April, 7, 21, 28 May & 4 June 2021 | Where? Utrecht University | ECTS? 6 | Course coordinator? Prof. dr Frank Kessler (UU) | Guest lectures by? Daniel Cohnitz (UU), Bharath Ganesh (RUG), Koen Leurs (UU), Eugène Loos (UU), Ann Rigney (UU), Richard Rogers (UvA), Mirko Tobias Schäfer (UU), Nishant Shah (ArtEz) Klaas de Zwaan (UU) | Organisation? RMeS | For? First and second year RMa students in Media Studies, who are a member of a Dutch Graduate Research School (onderzoekschool). Students who are members of RMeS will have first access. RMeS staff and PhD researchers are welcome to sit in on specific sessions; please send an e-mail to RMeS if you intend to attend one or more seminar sessions: rmes@rug.nl | More information

THE COURSE IS FULLY BOOKEDplease send an e-mail to rmes@rug.nl with your name, university and research school. We will put you on our waiting list.


30 April 2021:
Frank Kessler: Fake: A Historical Perspective
Klaas de Zwaan: Understanding WWI Film Propaganda

7 May 2021:
Eugène Loos: Fighting Fake News: A New Literacies Approach for Young People
Bharath Ganesh: Platforms, Racism, and the Governance of Disinformation

21 May 2021:
Richard Rogers:
Mirko Tobias Schäfer: Fake News and Social Media

28 May 2021:
Daniel Cohnitz: The Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories
Ann Rigney: Down the Rabbit Hole: Conspiracy from a Narratological Perspective

4 June 2021:
Nishant Shah and Koen Leurs: Closing discussion: Really fake & critical media literacies


This event is fully booked.

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