Department of Sociology
Tuesday 26 July 2022, 9.30AM to 5.30pm
Speaker(s): Professor Marylyn Carrigan (Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University) and Dr Eliran Bar-El (University of York)
Myth, rumour and misinformation have been features of human society since the dawn of civilisation. From the earliest folk tales to high-tech online propaganda campaigns, people have used these tools to persuade, deceive, and even to make sense of their lived experience of the world around them.
Join us at the University of York Sociology department’s beautiful lakeside home for a day of discussion, networking, and talks on all things mythic and fallacious.
We are delighted to present keynote addresses from Professor Marylyn Carrigan (Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University) and Dr Eliran Bar-El (University of York). Register via Eventbrite to book your ticket (admission £5).
In-person event with live online stream. Refreshments and lunch will be provided free of charge to all attendees and speakers.
Use our campus map and directions to plan your journey.
Programme of events
|9am - 9.30am||Welcome/Registration|
|9.30am - 9.40am||Opening remarks|
|9.40am - 10.40am||
PROFESSOR MARYLIN CARRIGAN Herriot-Watt University @thistleprof
|10.40am - 10.55am||Break (Tea/Coffee provided)|
|10.55am - 12pm||
Panel 1 MODERN SKEPTICISM
ASTA ZELENKAUSKAITE (remote) Drexel University, USA @astaze
ANDREW MACDONALD University of York @andymacphd
YOUNES YASSNI (Remote) Faculty of Oussoul Eddine and Dialogue of Civilizations, Tetouan, Morocco
MAGGIE GAMBERTON, University of York
|12pm - 1pm||Lunch / Poster competition|
|1pm - 2pm||
DR ELIRAN BAR-EL University of York
|2pm - 3.05pm||
Panel 2 COMMUNICATION
KIRSTY L. JOHNSTONE University of Sheffield @KLJpsych
ABRIL RODRÍGUEZ VÁSQUEZ University of York @holabril
TAJUDEEN SANNI Kampala International University
MATTHEW BUTLER University of York
|3.05pm - 3.20pm||Break (Tea/Coffee provided)|
|3.20pm - 4.25pm||
Panel 3 POLITICS
CATHERINE STINTON University of York @cath_stinton
ADAM DINSMORE University of York @apDinsmore
HANNAH GUY Manchester Metropolitan University @hannahvicg
RHIANNON GRIFFITHS University of York
|4.25pm - 5.30pm||
Panel 4 MEDIA and CULTURE
RÜYA B. KALINTAŞ (Remote) Kadir Has University
JOE ONDRAK Sheffield Hallam University / Logically @TheOndrakGuy
CHLOE TURNER University of York @myths.women.make
ESTHER WILSON University of York @EstherJTweets
Please note programme is subject to change.
Location: LMB 002 (Lecture Hall), Department of Sociology, Law and Management Building. Venue is wheelchair accessible and has an induction loop hearing system available.