The President’s Arts & Humanities Luncheon

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events on February 3, 2020.

The President’s Arts & Humanities Luncheon is Friday, Feb. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dasburg House. This month’s luncheon features Victoria Pagán,
Professor of Classics & Specialist in Roman History, discussing conspiracy theories: how they emerge and why they persist from antiquity to the present.

Students can RSVP for the free lunch at https://president.ufl.edu/initiatives/luncheon/. Space is limited.

More about the discussion: Although conspiracies and conspiracy theories are as old as history itself, they have only emerged as a topic of research and study in the last twenty years. Whether considered beneficial or corrosive or both, one thing is certain:  The steady advancement of science, knowledge and technology has done nothing to dull their remarkable persistence – and may even be encouraging it. In this talk, Professor Victoria Pagan will delve into the reasons that conspiracy theories are such a fixture of the human condition while describing her journey as a scholar and teacher of conspiracy theory.