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The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism, and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present

The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism, and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present

The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism, and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present

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This virtual conference seeks to unearth the roots, causes and potential impacts that this movement has or may have through hosting online discussions about anti-intellectualism, denialism, distrust in media, and conspiracy theories from the past to the present.

Our conference committee welcomes individual presentation proposals of 300 words, and panel proposals (3 people max) of 900 words, based on any of the above themes. This will be the seventh annual Humber@TIFA interdisciplinary conference held by Humber College’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world. TIFA is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues.
Potential Topics for Discussion:
• Activism
• Agnotology
• Anti-Feminist movements
• Anti-fluoridation
• Attacks on media
• Campus wars
• Climate change denialism
• Conspiracy theories
• Contemporary or historical antivaccination movements
• Culture wars
• Defunding Liberal Arts
• Fake news
• False dilemma/ False flags
• Gibson’s Law
• Historical denialism
• Misgendering, Gender conspiracies
• Pandemic denialism
• Proletarian drift
• “Reverse Racism”
• Scientific denialism
• Social engineering
• “Social Sciences as Sorcery”
• State neglect/contempt for art
• Teaching in an Age of Disinformation
• Victims of denialism
• Vulgarisation

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Oct 22

The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism, and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present

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