The third installment of Humanities @ Home, a panel series partnership between CU Advancement and the Center for Humanities & the Arts!
Humanities @ Home: Conspiracy Theories
Thursday, October 28, Noon – 1 pm (MT)
Virtual Zoom Webinar.
This panel, which took place on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 12pm noon via Zoom Webinar, took place right before Halloween, and featured Alexandra Siegel, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Greg Gondwe, Assistant Professor of Journalism; and Toby Hopp, Associate Professor of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design.
This panel examined the ways in which conspiracy theories have amplified in recent years, particularly since the 2020 election and throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Why are conspiracy theories so wildly popular in the age of social media?
- How do these conspiracy theories affect our lives, our media consumption, and our perceptions of our communities?
The event was free and open to the public.