“The Hundred Tongues of Rumour:” Information, Misinformation, and Narratives in Times of Crisis - curated by Nick Lasinsky '23

Sunday, July 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
LUT LUT 105 Rebecca and Rick White Gallery
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“'The Hundred Tongues of Rumour:' Information, Misinformation, and Narratives in Times of Crisis" will be on display in Lutnick Library's Rebecca and Rick White Gallery until July, 2022.

Join us for a curator talk by Nick Lasinsky '23, Joseph E. O'Donnell Student Research Intern, on February 2, 2022 at 4pm via Zoom!

In times of crisis, people struggle to sort through information and misinformation. Crises push the boundaries of narratives; crises obscure information; crises reinforce those beliefs we incorporate into the way we see the world. This exhibit looks at four moments from the past:  the English Civil Wars from 1640 to 1660; the French and Haitian Revolutions of the late eighteenth century; the Yellow Fever epidemic that struck Philadelphia in 1793; and one man’s perspective on the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1973. This exhibit demonstrates the power of story, rumor, and rhetoric when it seems as though the world is falling apart around us.

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