[Air-L] IAMCR Pre-Conference CfP: Climate Mis/Disinformation

Garcia Sara garcias.sara at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 03:08:27 PDT 2023

Dear colleagues (apologies for cross-posting),

We would like to circulate the CfP for IAMCR's Pre-Conference on *Climate
Mis/Disinformation in a Post-Factual Era*.

*Call for Papers *

Download the Climate Mis/Disinformation in a Post-Factual Era CfP
more information.

Climate change mis/disinformation is fed through well-funded, transnational
interest groups, as well as conservative politicians and social media
algorithms. These campaigns are currently changing the contours of
political communication and blocking effective action. There is a growing
body of literature establishing a connection between the global rise of
right-wing populism and climate mis/disinformation (Fraune and Knodt, 2018;
Gottenhuber and Mulholland, 2019; Hameleers, 2020). Right-wing leaders
around the world have joined vested interests and co-opted climate debates
as part of their culture wars. Denialist claims go from logical fallacies,
fake experts, and conspiracy theories (Cook, Ellerton and Kinkead, 2018) to
the fabrication of fake controversies and asking for unrealistic scientific
proof (Hansson, 2017). However, in a context of overwhelming scientific
evidence about the climate crisis, clear-cut disinformation and denialism
are being combined with mere “inactivism” (Mann, 2021), recurring to more
sophisticated techniques that send deterring and misleading messages
(Forchtner and Lubarda, 2022). Big-tech firms play a role in this cycle,
functioning without proper climate misinformation policies and amplifying
climate mis/disinformation on social media. This pre-conference welcomes
theoretical and methodological papers that explore the intertwining between
climate change mis/disinformation, populism, and vested interests in a
post-factual world.

*Date and time*

Saturday, 8 July 2023 | 09h00 – 18h30


Lyon, France (venue to be confirmed)

*Participation and Registration*

The pre-conference welcomes original and state-of-the-art contributions
that broaden the theoretical and/or empirical understanding of climate
change mis/disinformation, populism, and vested interests in a post-factual
world as well as a variety of methodological approaches.

The conference will have a registration cost of €30.

*Keynote Speakers*        • Anabela Carvalho, Universidade do Minho
        • James Painter, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford (UK)

*Submission guidelines*

   - Authors should send a 500-word abstract (excluding references) in
   English to Sara García Santamaría, sgarciasanta at uoc.edu
   - Abstract submission deadline: *14 April 2023*
   - All abstracts must include the title, full name, affiliation, and
   contact information.
   - Decisions on acceptance will be communicated by *30 April 2023.*


   - Marie Grusell (Associate Professor in Journalism Media and
   Communication, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Chair, Political
   Communication Research Section - IAMCR).
   - Sara García Santamaría (Postdoctoral researcher at Universitat Oberta
   de Catalunya, Spain; Vice-Chair, Political Communication Research Section -
   - Guillermo López (Professor and Head of Department, Faculty of
   Communication at Universitat de València, Spain).
   - Dolors Palau Sampío (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Communication at
   Universitat de València, Spain).
   - Eva Campos (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Communication at Universidad
   de Valladolid, Spain).

*Contact email *

Sara García Santamaría, sgarciasanta at uoc.edu

Dr Sara García Santamaría (she/her)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

sgarciasanta at uoc.edu


Av. del Tibidabo, 39

08035 Barcelona


Vice-chair of the Political Communication Section,

 IAMCR https://iamcr.org/s-wg/section/pol


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