Added on 7 October 2019


Tickets are available for this one day symposium organised by The National Archives, the Institute of Historical Research and Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 | 09:30 – 17:00 BST

Whether we like it or not, the term ‘Fake News’ has entered our common lexicon. But what might its significance be 100 years from now, how ‘new’ is this phenomenon, and how can it best be articulated, preserved, curated and studied?

This interdisciplinary symposium brings together experts from several fields to interrogate how disinformation is created and spread, what its effects are, how the archive should deal with and capture it, and how scholars might interpret the evidence it yields. The outcome of the symposium will be an open ‘manifesto’ on how to deal with disinformation in our time.

The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibition of documents on disinformation from the collections at The National Archives.

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