Research Talks during winter semester 2020/21


COVID-19 and its implications on society, economy and media is the focus of our upcoming research talk series.

This term, colleagues of our department will present their recent research on COVID-19. We have scheduled six (online) talks in total, two each on November 9, November 30, and December 14, 2020. To have a look at the official poster and further information on the talks as well as a short abstract, please check here. Below, you can find the schedule:

November 9: Jürgen Grimm: Conspiracy Theories in Times of Crises. Methods and Results of an Online Survey

November 9: Florian Arendt & Manina Mestas: Investigating Consequences on Public Mental Health and the Economy

November 30: Loes Aaldering, Sophie Lecheler & Svenja Schäfer: Fighting the Infodemic: News Avoidance during the Corona Crisis

November 30: Alice Binder, Ruta Kaskeleviciute, Kevin Koban, Jörg Matthes, Ariadne Neureiter, Selina Noetzel, Anja Stevic, Marlis Stubenvoll & Marina Thomas: Psychological Effects of (Digital) Media Use During the COVID-19 Crisis

December 14: Sabine Einwiller, Neda Ninova-Solovykh, Christopher Ruppel & Julia Stranzl: Internal Communication with Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 14: Noelle Lebernegg, Jakob-Moritz Eberl & Hajo Boomgaarden: Media and (Mis-)Information during the Pandemic

Due to national and university restrictions, all presentations will be held online via Microsoft Teams. The Research Talk Series is open for the public as well. If you are interested in joining, please send an eMail to Mario Freyer ( He will send you an invitation link shortly before the talk(s) will start.

Please note: You do not need to register with Microsoft Teams to join the online meeting. Due to technical restrictions and in case of very high (external) interest, we might have to limit each session to a maximum of 100 participants.