Fake news sites. Clickbait articles. Discussion threads. Facebook fights. Content doesn’t have to be true or credible to be believed. Today there’s no shortage of wrong ways to learn about the history and formation of modern government, social systems, fringe politics, and the people behind them.
But there is a right way, and you can help students find it.
Colleges and universities play a critical role in preventing manipulation and radicalization from the rampant spread of misinformation by encouraging students to question and analyze primary sources. Primary sources give students unique, historical insights from multiple points of views, allowing them to develop their critical-thinking skills and analytical abilities as they examine current events and social issues.
Learn how you can equip students, scholars, and researchers with digital tools that examine the rhetoric, ideology, and evolution of fringe groups to better understand their impact on today’s mainstream politics and broader society.
In this webcast, you’ll hear from a panel of scholars as they share their thoughts on the value of primary sources for the teaching, learning, and research of political extremism and radicalism from the interwar period of the twentieth century to today.
Dr. Paul Jackson, FRHS, FHEA, Associate Professor of History, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, University of Northampton, [email protected]
Dr. Graham Macklin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Extremism (CREX), University of Oslo, [email protected]
Dr. Josh Vandiver, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Political Theory, Ball State University, [email protected]
Moderator: Rachel Holt, Gale Acquisitions Editor