Autumn Quarter 2018
Censorship and Information Control: A Global History from the Inquisition to the Internet
September 17, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Curator: Ada Palmer, Assistant Professor, Department of History and the College
Why do people censor? For ambition? Religion? Profit? Power? Fear? This global history of attempts to control or silence information, from antiquity's earliest written records to our new digital world, examines how censorship has worked, thrived, or failed in different times and places, and how real censorship movements tend to be very different from the centralized, methodical censorship depicted in Orwell's 1984, which so dominates how we imagine censorship today.
From indexes of forbidden books, to manuscripts with passages inked out by Church Inquisitors, to comics and pornography, to self-censorship and the subtle censorship of manipulating translations or teaching biased histories, the banned and challenged materials in this exhibit will challenge you to answer: how do you define what is and isn't censorship?
Winter Quarter 2018
January 2, 2019 – April 12, 2019
Curators: Margaret Carlyle, Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, and Dr. Brian Callender, Internal Medicine, UChicago Medicine
Spring Quarter 2019
April 29, 2019 – August 30, 2019
Curator: Nora Titone, Resident Dramaturg, Court Theatre
Autumn Quarter 2019
Oriental Institute Centennial
September 13, 2019 – December 13, 2019
Curator: Anne Flannery, Head Archivist, Museum, Oriental Institute