This post is part of a 'digital essay' for the course 'Digital Cultures', part of the MsC. in eLearning from the University of Edinburgh. To go back to the start of the essay, click here.
This map tracks some key moments, locations and people involved in the evolution of what is often called 'the first modern conspiracy theory' - that is the anti-semitic literary forgery commonly known as 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'. In addition to giving us a window into the mechanics by which a conspiracy theory is created, we might also pause to note that these are the same mechanics by which a digitally-mediated, post-foundational learning experience or 'narrative' are constructed - from fragmented, multi-located sources.
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