Conspiracy theories have captured the attention of people throughout history, and they have become especially influential in current politics. Some recent conspiracists have deliberately adopted the language of the Middle Ages to advance their agenda.
In this conference we will break down the history of conspiracy theories dating back to the Middle Ages and compare them to contemporary beliefs. We’ll also discuss how the Deep State and QAnon theories influenced political messaging in the age of Trump. Each panel will conclude with an audience Q&A.
This event is a partnership with the USC Center for the Political Future, USC Center for the Pre-Modern World, and the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.
Get the full agenda, speaker information and more details at bit.ly/2021ctUSC2.
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