The Boundaries of Truth
Truth and its boundaries are again at the centre of political debate. Whether we have entered the vaunted “post-truth” world or find ourselves crafting new certainties, it is clear the boundaries of truth are being redrawn in increasingly explicit ways. This complex dynamic touches on questions of scientific legitimacy, different ecologies of expertise, the nature of political authority, and the role of new communicative media, to name a few key elements in the current conversation. Our Hilary Term seminar series features scholars whose work speaks to some of the underlying trends at play, and whose research might help us characterize the problem with greater precision.
InSIS will be holding a series of seminars on this subject throughout Hilary Term 2018, starting on Tuesday 16 January at 12:30. The seminars will be held at the InSIS building at 64 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN in the ground floor seminar room.
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book. Attendees may bring lunch with them to eat during the seminar.
If you have any questions about the seminar series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue 16 Jan. Lucas Graves (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford)
Tue 23 Jan. Des Fitzgerald (Cardiff University)
Tue 30 Jan. Sophie Haines (InSIS, University of Oxford)
Tue 6 Feb. Lisa Stampnitzky (University of Sheffield)
Tue 13 Feb. Amanda Rees (University of York)
Tue 20 Feb. Jerome Ravetz (InSIS, University of Oxford)
Tue 27 Feb. Niccolo Tempini (University of Exeter)
Wed 7 Mar. Steve Fuller (University of Warwick)*
*please note: this seminar will be held on a Wednesday