FINSCI Symposium on Conspiracy Theory Research


25.11.2022 at 9.00 - 16.00
Symposium on Conspiracy Theory Research
Friday 25 November 2022

**The program and additional information are updated on the event website.**

How do people get hooked on conspiracy theories?
Keynote speaker Prof. Jan-Willem van Prooijen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and several domestic and international conspiracy theory researchers try to answer the question using perspectives and approaches from philosophy, behavioural sciences, religion, psychology and communication. The symposium is organised by the FINSCI research project, which investigates Finnish science capital. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC).

After the symposium, from 17.00 to 18.30, we will hold an event open to the public, where Prof. Jan-Willem van Prooijen will answer the toughest questions related to conspiracy theories.

Acting as chairperson of the symposium is nonfiction writer and journalist, Dr Pasi Kivioja, who works as a researcher in the FINSCI project.

Admission to the symposium and the public event is free of charge with advance registration. The symposium and public event will be held in English. The program will be updated closer to the event and registration will be open in October.

Additional information

Daria Pritup