By Andrew Douglas The race for the White House between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden gets uglier by the day. Join the Washington Examiner and CARP Lab for the 3rd and final webinar on character assassination and the 2020 presidential race. Hear from leading academics and journalists about how the topsy-turvy Trump-Biden... Continue Reading →
CARP Lab is pleased to introduce you to our newest intern, Andrew Douglas, who is joining us in Washington, DC this fall. Andrew is an undergraduate political media intern currently in his senior year at DePauw University. His background comes from experience running the media platforms for a Chicago-based startup as well as working under... Continue Reading →
By Arya Rashidian The reputation of a professor is how the students perceive the image of the professor based on their decisions, actions, and moral responsibility towards their classroom and academia. A professor’s reputation greatly affects the classroom and the students in it, and being dishonest can shame and destroy their reputation and the institution... Continue Reading →
Check out our new "5 Questions in 5 Minutes" series. It features CARP Lab co-founders discussing their research with Arya Rashidi, CARP marketing intern. Find the playlist with the videos on YouTube by following this link.
Louis XVI’s reign saw the older forms of image enhancement known under Louis XIV (and even Louis XV) undermined as the rise of the public sphere coalesced with the emergence of Enlightenment critiques of monarchy.
By Mikayla Knutson In the early years of Louis XV’s minority, Louis XIV’s memory conjured backlash to contemporary political culture. This marked the first departure from extensive control of royal image under Louis XIV. In L'Enseigne de Gersaint, Antoine Watteau depicts Louis XIV’s image being boxed up in favor of new, non-monarchical art. The king... Continue Reading →
By Mikayla Knutson French reverence of the monarch shifted dramatically between Louis XIV to Louis XVI as the pendulum shifted from extreme character enhancement to rampant character assassination. Under Louis XIV (1643-1715), a comprehensive program glorified the Sun King and engineered his reputation and image to further his political power. This initiative channeled French elite... Continue Reading →
This morning, CARP Lab hosted a conversation between Sergei Samoilenko and Dr. Stephen Farnsworth. Dr. Farnsworth is a professor at the University of Mary Washington and the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies. The conversation spanned political party affiliation, the importance of authenticity in campaigning, and the impact of policy and character... Continue Reading →
Today, Eric Shiraev spoke with political campaign consultant Jason Jay Smart about the role of opposition research in campaigning, different government systems, and how the public gets primed to believe character attacks. The conversation spanned multiple countries and elections, so it's a must-watch for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of character attacks and politics. Watch... Continue Reading →
Across the world, statues of historical figures have recently become the focus of fierce discussion. However, this is hardly a new phenomenon. From Egyptian pharaohs to American presidents, monuments celebrating the high and mighty have always been contested, defaced and removed. In a webinar hosted by CARP Lab, historian Martijn Icks and political psychologist Eric... Continue Reading →