The Politics of “Post”-Truth

Organiser – Oct 2018

The Politics of (Post) Truth conference brought together academics, politicians, media practitioners, and members of the public in two days of collaborative exchange. It aimed to revisit the prevailing understanding of what has popularly been labelled ‘post-truth’ politics. The conference brought together three, closely linked, disciplines – politics, philosophy and journalism – to explore new and shifting perspectives on this topic and establish an interdisciplinary understanding of ‘post-truth’.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Julian Baggini, Philosopher and Author, A Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World
  • James Ball, Journalist
  • Dr Jen Birks, Assistant Professor in Media, University of Nottingham
  • Allie Elwell, Founder, Beyond Brussels Podcast
  • Professor Steve Fuller, Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick
  • Dr Michael Hannon, Deputy Director, Institute of Philosophy, University of London
  • Dr Darren G. Lilleker, Associate Professor in Media Communications, Bournemouth University
  • Professor Chris Rojek, Professor of Sociology, City, University of London
  • Hattie Schofield, Head of Communications, Simple Politics
  • Professor Jane Singer, Professor of Innovation Journalism, City, University of London
  • Professor Mark Wheeler, Professor of Political Communication, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor James Williams, Honorary Professor of Philosophy, Deakin University
  • Peter York, President, The Media Society

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