About Hedgefox

In light of the increasing circulation of misinformation, it is more important than ever that humanities and social science researchers share their expertise with the public at large.

This is why we have decided to support The Conversation.

The Conversation Germany will publish succinct analyses of current affairs by scholars who are experts on the issues under consideration. It will identify the most relevant research in our fields to provide policy-makers and society at large with a basis for considered judgments and decisions. One of the aims is to debunk unfounded claims and to enhance public discourse with evidence-based arguments.

The humanities and
social sciences

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The humanities and social sciences examine human society, politics, and culture. They seek to interpret, understand, or explain political, societal, economic, or cultural phenomena. Ideally, the knowledge they generate helps to make possible free and humane living conditions.

The humanities and social sciences include anthropology, communication studies, economics, history, languages, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, among others.


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Our core values


We are politically neutral but we by no means lack conviction. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights constitutes our normative framework.

We respect and protect the dignity of all human beings. We are committed to truthfulness and academic freedom. And we stand up for democracy, equal rights, and freedom from discrimination.

Our 10 founding principles

We subscribe to ten irrevocable principles:

We are transparent

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Information requires trust; trust necessitates transparency. This is why we will join the Transparent Civil Society Initiative by Transparency International.

As a result, we commit ourselves to informing regularly about our activities, our donors, and the use of our funds, among other things.

Get involved!

The Conversation is a collaborative project. It can only work if colleagues across all academic disciplines support it.