Jacobidebate with Richard Evans and Beatrice de Graaf

7 apr 2021
Van 20:00 - 22:00uur

About five times a year, a debate is organised in the Utrecht Jacobichurch. During this edition, Sir Richard Evans, professor at the University of Cambridge, and Prof. Beatrice de Graaf (History and Art History ) discuss conspiracy theories and fake news in historical perspective.

Fake news in historical perspective

Renowned British historian Richard Evans puts ‘fake news’ in historical perspective with his recent challenging and illuminating study The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination. He takes on five conspiracy theories surrounding Adolf Hitler and subjects them to forensic examination. It resulted in a history book, but one for our own age of ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative facts’. It makes you think: are historians the ultimate mythbusters? During this evening, Evans is interviewed by Beatrice de Graaf, and the two scholars discuss this question.

This event is part of a larger series of lectures, storytelling events and reading groups about the topic of ‘Truth’. It can be followed via a livestream, organised by ViaJacobi and Broese Booksellers. The event will be held in English.

Registration is not necessary. The livestream can be watched on ViaJacobi’s YouTube channel.

More information: Read more about this event on ViaJacobi’s website external link

Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Wordt lid van het KNHG.
Terug naar de bron: de geschiedenis ontrafeld met nieuwe technologie. Dat is de missie van het Huygens ING, een onderzoeksinstituut op het gebied van geschiedenis en cultuur.