16th May 2023

A one-day conference on 

The Language of Fake News

at Senate House, London & Online

This conference will focus on the linguistic evolution of fake news from the dawn of journalism to today.
It will offer insights on the dissemination and reception of fake news by addressing an important question:

What role does language play in the production and proliferation of fake news? 

The Keynote

Professor Jo Fox

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Engagement, and Dean of the School of Advanced Study, University of London

Jo Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda and psychological warfare in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on propaganda in Britain and Germany during the First and Second World Wars, in particular exploring the connections between propaganda and popular opinion. She is currently working on a major project on rumour and politics in England from 1500 to the present day. 

The Venue

Senate House Library

Malet St, London
WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom

Located at Senate House in Bloomsbury, it is the central library for the University of London and the School of Advanced Study.