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Talk, Tue 22 Oct 2019

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Whether we like it or not, the term ‘Fake News’ has entered our common lexicon. But what might its significance be 100 years from now, how ‘new’ is this phenomenon, and how can it best be articulated, preserved, curated and studied?
This interdisciplinary symposium brings together experts from several fields to interrogate how disinformation is created and spread, what its effects are, how the archive should deal with and capture it, and how scholars might interpret the evidence it yields. The outcome of the symposium will be an open ‘manifesto’ on how to deal with disinformation in our time.
The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibition of documents on disinformation from the collections at The National Archives.

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Dates Times
Tue 22 Oct 2019 09:30 to 17:00

Prices

£25
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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

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