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The Department of Sociology at the University of York welcomes proposals from academics working in any discipline who wish to engage in discussion about: Conspiracy theories and ‘fake news’; Digital media and technologies; Discourse and ideology; Folk tales and mythic historiography; Identity and power; Knowledge and reality; Knowledge production and dissemination; Myth, rumour & misinformation in academia and social research; National, secular or historical myths; Political, environmental, medical, and/or social misinformation; or any other works that fall within the theme of ‘myth, rumour & misinformation’. Proposals are particularly sought from early career researchers, including undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Successful applicants will be asked to present their proposed abstract for around 15 minutes as part of a panel discussion alongside 4-5 other scholars. Each panel will field questions jointly for a further 20 minutes at the conclusion of their session. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all speakers and attendees. A small amount of funding is available to cover travel costs of speakers who would otherwise be unable to attend (please indicate whether you require support within your submission if applying).
Guidelines for applications: Please send an abstract of your paper (250 words max) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10th June 2022. Applications should contain:
- Your full name and any affiliations
- Title of paper
- Keywords (up to 4)
- Abstract (250 words max)
- (If requesting financial assistance) A sentence or two outlining why you would benefit from funding for travel expenses
The list of successful applicants will be announced by Friday 24th June 2022.
Alankrita Anand, Member, Organising Committee