Your brain and misinformation: Why people believe lies and conspiracy theories
26 January 2023 (Online)
2pm Eastern Time – US and Canada
Prof Sander van der Linden joins a panel of experts to discuss and explore why people fall for falsehoods at the Fourth Annual National News Literacy Week: Public Trust, Media Credibility and Democracy.
EU strategy: Media Literacy for Democracy
20 January, 2023
Online (Free tickets)
Taking place as part of the EU strategy for media literacy, Marco Delmastro, a social scientist supporting IRIS Academic’s infodemic research pillar, will join European panellists to discuss the phenomena of mis- and disinformation and the threat they pose to European democracy and well-being.
#EMERGE2022 – Echo Chambers and Polarization in Online Social Media
17 December, 2022
Assistant Professor Matteo Cinelli from the Center of Data Science and Complexity for Society, presents his keynote lecture at the EMERGE 2022: Digital Society Now international conference – recording now available.
Digital Age – What does data tell us?
14 December 2022
Bologna, Italy (Italian only)
In association with museum CUBO, Prof Walter Quattrociocchi talks about what data can tell us in conversation with a live public audience – recording now available.
Information and public debate in the digital age with Fondazione Golinelli
14 December, 2022
Bologna, Italy (Online lecture / in Italian)
Fabiana Zollo, researcher and professor of Computer Science at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, hosts this lecture as part of the Fondazione Golinelli “La Parola alla Scienza” (The Word to Science) series to help us find out how digital traces can be analysed to study social dynamics and online public debate, highlighting the key role played by polarisation in the digital information space.
17 Symposium ALIMS 2022
21-22 October 2022
Two of IRIS Academic’s founding partners, Prof Fabiana Zollo (Ca’ Foscari) and Dr Rachael Piltch-Loeb (Harvard), will be giving a lecture about their collaborative work on disinformation in health and vaccination at the 17th Symposium ALIMS 2022, Serbia.
Internet Festival 2022 #IF2022
6-9 October, 2022
Pisa, Italy (in person only)
Prof Walter Quattrociocchi will take part in what promises to be a lively panel discussion “Infodemic – The virus of disinformation” at Italy’s largest annual event dedicated to the exploration of the Internet and digital innovation.
Rumours, myths & misinformation
23 September, 2022
Singapore @ National University of Singapore (recording now available)
Prof Heidi Larson will present as the guest speaker to discuss how misinformation, myths and rumours proliferate and linger within society.
ECDC Workshop on Risk Communication
13-14 September, 2022
Stockholm, Sweden @ECDC
Dr Elena Savoia will be leading sessions on how public health agencies can improve their #communication capacities in this two-day event with ECDC and the EU Initiative on Health Security.
Finding the ‘Greater Good’ in an Era of Polarization: What Vaccine Hesitancy Has Taught Us
14 September 2022
North Carolina, USA @UNC School of Medicine
The Merrimon Lecture (Recording now available)
Prof Heidi Larson will speak as this year’s guest lecturer.