Truth and Lies: Information in the Archives

Clare Kelly's picture
October 22, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Archival Science, Research and Methodology, History Education, Contemporary History

We are delighted to annouce a one day symposium organised by The National Archives, the Institute of Historical Research and Digitial Humanities at the School of Advanced Study.


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 ill 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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