WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM - POPULISM, ANTISEMITISM AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES - 7th DECEMBER 2022
A first workshop in which Marco Solinas presented the general theoretical outline of the GOLDSTEIN project from the point of view of the critical analysis of some correlations between the phenomenon of populism and conspiracy theories was organised by the University of Birmingham on 7th December 2022; title: "Rethinking populism in Europe: an interdisciplinary roundtable on populist movements in history and today"; speakers: Marcus Funck (History, Technical University Berlin), Aleksandra Maatsch (Political Science, University of Wrocław), Klaus Richter (History, University of Birmingham) and Marco Solinas (Political Philosophy, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa) will discuss populism through the lens of different disciplines. This event was organised by the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) in collaboration with the Institute for German and European Studies (IGES).
SANT'ANNA SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES – POLITICAL USES OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN CONTEMPORARY POPULISMS – 17th FEBRUARY 2023
A presentation of the GOLDSTEIN project at Scuola Sant'Anna was given at the orientation day held on Feb. 16. Marco Solinas presented the GOLDSTEIN project in his paper entitled "Political uses of conspiracy theories in contemporary populisms" (see the two pdf)
THE PROGRAMME OF THIS JEAN MONNET MODULE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND Q&A:
Three series of seminars, one series of seminars of 20 hours every year. They are directed above all at undergraduate students, but also at master and PhD students, of the Scuola Sant’Anna, Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Pisa. These seminars, held in blended mode, will be devoted to critical analysis of the political uses of new forms of denialism and conspiracy theories with particular attention at the level of political theory, focusing on the logic of denialism used by the populist radical parties, analysed also in a comparative historical way, including forms of totalitarianism and specific forms of antisemitism.
Two workshops, held in blended mode, one in the first year, and another one in the second year, both in the form of a day-long conference of 8 hours, directed at policy makers, civil servants, civil society actors. These workshops are therefore aimed first of all at fostering dialogue between the academic world and society, and focusing attention on the strategies for debunking the political uses of new denialisms and conspiracy theories. They will be organized together with the Fondazione per la critica sociale (of Rome) and the Centre for the Reform of the State (of Florence), with the participation of journalists, in order to have more impact on civil society.
Two Q&As one in the first year, and another one in the second year, both of 2 hours, live streamed, directed in particular at policy makers, and more in general civil society actors and groups of citizens, organized together with the Fondazione per la critica sociale (of Rome) and the Centre for the Reform of the State (of Florence), with the participation of journalists, in order to reach the general public; they will be located respectively in Rome and in Florence.