Censorship in Sri Lanka

Quick note that I’ll be on this panel on censorship this afternoon at the University of Chicago.

The autumn dialogue brings together scholars of print revolutions past and present with practitioners working on the frontiers of today’s information revolution. These dialogues are not formal panels with presented papers, but free-form discussions in which experts bounce ideas off each other, discovering rich parallels between their work and sharing them in real time. The eight dialogues will unite historians, editors, novelists, poets, and activists. They will be filmed and shared online to let the public enjoy and continue the discussions.

The organizers, Cory Doctorow, Adrian Johns, and Ada Palmer, will participate in all discussions.

The event is free and open to the public.

OCTOBER 12: WHAT ARE CENSORSHIP’S HISTORICAL CONSEQUENCES?

– Anthony Grafton (Princeton University): Renaissance censorship of Jewish books
– Gehnwa Hayek (University of Chicago): Comics censorship in contemporary Lebanon
– James Larue (American Library Association): Office of Intellectual Freedom
– Mary Anne Mohanraj (University of Illinois at Chicago): Literary consequences of colonialism in Sri Lanka

Kent Chemical Laboratory
Room 107
1020 E. 58th Street

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