Truth and Lies: Information in the Archives

The National Archives, Kew, London (UK), 22 October 2019

The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research and Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Studies is organising a one-day symposium on he topic of truth and lies in history.

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 will be an open ‘manifesto’ on how to deal with disinformation in our time.

The cost of registration is £25. Registration and full programme available here

INF 3_866_1939-1946
Neptune Resistance people listening to radio, 1939-1946. The National Archives’ catalogue reference: INF 3/866.

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