The 2017 International Workshop

Postad den 4 Apr, 2017 i Aktuellt, Nätverksträffar

Luciana Duranti, professor vid University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, kommer till Stockholm. Hon inledningstalar vid en international workshop kring vikten av informationsstruktur i tider av alternativa fakta den 19-20 september på Södertörns högskola: ”Maintaining the Facts Infrastructure in the Era of Post-Truth Politics.”

Välkomna att föreslå inlägg till konferensen. Vi har förlängt anmälningstiden till den 22 juni. Det går också bra att att enbart komma och lyssna. Missa inte detta unika tillfälle att höra professor Duranti, som är en av de mest inflytelserika personerna på arkivområdet internationellt.


Inger Mattsson
Avdelningschef Arkiv och Bibliotek

Om workshopen

Internationell workshop 19-20 september på Södertörns högskola ”Maintaining the Facts Infrastructure in the Era of Post-Truth Politics”.

Host: Archival Science, Department of History and Contemporary Studies in collaboration with The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) and the National Swedish Heritage Board

Venue: Södertörn University College

The 2017 International Workshop “Maintaining the Facts Infrastructure in the Era of Post-Truth Politics”

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The 2017 International Workshop 20170529 (PS)

Call for papers

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the 2017 International Workshop to be held from 19–20 September, 2017 at Södertörn University College in Huddinge, Stockholm. The theme of the workshop is “Maintaining the Facts Infrastructure in the Era of Post-Truth Politics”.

Today, it appears easier than ever to get away with not telling the truth. Societies need to maintain stringent regulation to provide for evidence-based information. Post-modernism has challenged power and given rise to alternative narratives, giving the voiceless a voice. However, this does not mean that societies should abandon evidence-based policy making. The maintenance of the provenance and context of evidence based information is key to promoting factual debate underpinned by a functioning facts infrastructure. The facts infrastructure relies upon information institutions such as archives and libraries, the judiciary, media, academia, as well as public administration and an informed citizenry more generally. In the era of post-truth politics, information overload and alternative facts, public information systems need to be robust to deliver trustworthy information and to assist in the verification of authentic information sources.

Arguably, the challenge of post-truth politics rests with those who purposively abuse public information systems rather than the systems in themselves. Yet, it is evident that fact resistance, selection bias, along with active disinformation, fake news and propaganda call for increased efforts of fact checking, education and source criticism. Post-truth politics places new demands upon the facts infrastructure globally, not only in knowledge-based societies of the Global North but also in societies still suffering from information poverty and high illiteracy levels. There is thus a need to address globally and comparatively the question of how the facts infrastructures of various societies are responding and should be responding when post-truth politics enters the scene.

This complex question requires the engagement of scholars from various fields. The workshop will therefore provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, academics, information scientists, political scientists, media scholars and journalists to share their experiences. The workshop will further provide an excellent transdisciplinary forum to discuss concerns and practical challenges of the current developments regarding the facts infrastructure.

There are plans to publish selected papers.

Workshop Sub-Themes:

  • Disinformation, fake news and propaganda
  • Medialization and digitization of news
  • Open data and open government
  • Openness, transparency and trust
  • Public Information Systems
  • Digital divides, literacy and information consumption
  • Quality of government information
  • Access and information security
  • Information overload
  • Information and knowledge ethics
  • Information and records management
  • Fact-checking, source criticism and verification
  • Selection bias, meta-debate and fact resistance
  • Democracy and information (including e-Democracy, e-Government)
  • Different societies responding to post-truth politics
  • The interplay between cultural institutions and the facts infrastructure
  • Other related topics on the theme

Abstracts should be approximately 300 words and should include the following:

  • A summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) and brief biographical statement.

The abstracts should be sent by the 5 June 2017 to the following e-mail address:

Questions regarding the workshop should be sent to the following e-mail addresses:,,

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