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Call for discussants: Workshop on the Implications of Pathologizing Conspiracy Beliefs

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Workshop on the Implications of Pathologizing Conspiracy Beliefs

Gargnano del Garda (Italy), 25th-26th May 2023.

Call for discussants 

Deadline: March, 15th 2023.

The British Academy funded Project Conspiratorial Ideation and Pathological Beliefis happy to announce its second workshop, on the Implications of Pathologizing Conspiracy Beliefs, which will be held in Gargnano del Garda (Italy) on 25th-26th May 2023.

The workshop will focus on the theoretical and practical implications of pathologizing conspiracy beliefs (more details below).

We are looking for discussants interested in attending the workshop and commenting on the talks given by the workshop’s speakers, which include:

Aleksandra Cichocka (Psychologist, Kent)

Matthew R. X. Dentith (Philosopher, Bejing)

Anna Ichino (Philosopher, Milan)

Daniel Jolley (Psychologist, Northumbria)

Juha Raikka (Philosopher, Turku)

Ema Sullivan-Bissett (Philosopher, Birmingham)

Jan Willelm Van Prooijen (Psychologist, Amsterdam)

Successful candidates will be enthusiastic scholars with an interest in the cognitive science of conspiracy theories, psychopathology, or both. Delusion experts who are interested in engaging with non-clinical bizarre beliefs will be prioritized.

We will offer them two-night accommodation in Gargnano del Garda (in the charming Palazzo Feltrinelli, right on Lake Garda), as well as meals for all the duration of the workshop. Unfortunately, though, we are unable to cover the discussants’ travel expenses.

To apply, please send an email enclosing your CV together with a brief statement of interest to: anna.ichino@unimi.it

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15th March 2023.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, members of other underrepresented groups, and early-career researchers.

Please note also the Call for Papers related to this workshop for a Special issue of Review of Philosophy and Psychology on the topic of Conspiratorial Ideation and Psychopathology:


For more info, do not hesitate to contact the workshop’s organizers at anna.ichino@unimi.it

15 March 2023
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