About five times a year, a debate is organised in the Utrecht Jacobichurch. During this edition, Sir Richard Evans, professor at the University of Cambridge, and Prof. ) discuss conspiracy theories and fake news in historical perspective.
Renowned British historian Richard Evans puts ‘fake news’ in historical perspective with his recent challenging and illuminating study The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination. He takes on five conspiracy theories surrounding Adolf Hitler and subjects them to forensic examination. It resulted in a history book, but one for our own age of ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative facts’. It makes you think: are historians the ultimate mythbusters? During this evening, Evans is interviewed by Beatrice de Graaf, and the two scholars discuss this question.
This event is part of a larger series of lectures, storytelling events and reading groups about the topic of ‘Truth’. It can be followed via a livestream, organised by ViaJacobi and Broese Booksellers. The event will be held in English.
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