Upcoming Exhibits

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

In Utero
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

Augie March
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