Professor David is joined by a panel with diverse perspectives: from personal experience and charities to media and academia. With the audience’s help they explore innovative solutions to combat stigma.
Wed 7 Mar
Speaker: Prof Jo Cox Belligerent nations during the Second World War went to considerable lengths to trace, document, and contain rumours. Propaganda campaigns were launched, elaborate mechanisms for recording the spread of rumours established, and rumour-mongers prosecuted and publicly vilified. Rumour-mongering was universally denounced as a pathological, destructive condition that threatened the war effort. This lecture will argue that, on the contrary, rumour is an inherently human behaviour and that studying rumour offers the historian an insight into complex human behaviours, motivations, and mentalities at times of crisis.
Tue 6 Feb
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