Because conspiracy theories suddenly a hot topic once again – and especially their links to religion and especially New Age religions – I have a few speaking engagements coming up.
On Friday 26th February, I’m talking about “Conspiracy Theories and New Age Spiritualities” at the Open Div Summit, a 4-day “pod-conference” around spirituality, meaning, and connection in the secular world. It’s free, but you’ll need to register, at https://summit.opendiv.org/. There are a lot of other great speakers too, including my friends and collaborators Carole Cusack and Chris Cotter.
I’m also contributing to the Keynote Roundtable on “Round Table on Conspiracy Thinking and Conspiracy Theories” at The Nordic Conference on Violent Extremism (University of Helsinki, 10-12 March). Bringing together an interdisciplinary panel of esteemed specialists the round table explores such questions as: To what extent does conspiracy thinking feed extremism? How are e.g. conspiracy theories used in extremist propaganda? What are the contemporary particularities in the circulation of conspiracy theories? For instance. what is the role of our contemporary media environment in the spread of conspiracy theories? Has the visibility of conspiracy theories increased during the pandemic or are we just imagining things? https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/nordic-conference-on-violent-extremism/keynotes-and-roundtables
I’m also contributing to another roundtable at the (Con)spirituality, Science and COVID-19 Colloquium (Australia, March 25-6). I’ll update with details and a link when I have them.