Inauguration of the academic year 2022/2023 of the Doctoral School took place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in Andrzej Pawlikowski’s auditorium in the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Silesia in Katowice. The ceremony was started by the Dean of the Doctoral School, prof. Alina Świeściak-Fast. During the ceremony, doctoral students were matriculated. Inaugural lecture entitled „Who needs conspiracy theories? Post-pandemic reflection and research conclusions” delivered by dr hab. Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, prof. UŚ.