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A Colby College Libraries' Research Guide supporting “Censorship Uncovered,” the Annual Humanities Theme for 2013/14. This campus-wide initiative explores the provocative themes of censorship and free speech.
Film: Gender Shock: Colby, by Alexis Atkinson, '15
November 5, Tuesday, 7 pm Lovejoy 100
Film: Black on the Hill, by Uzoma Orchingwa, '14
November 4, Monday, 7 pm Given Auditorium
Concert: David Crook and the Music of Counter-Reformation
October 17, 4 pm Museum of Art
Philosophy Colloquium: Free Speech and Its Limits, by Professor Ishani Maitra
September 27, 4 pm Lovejoy 213
Colby's Banned Books Reading
September 24, 10 am - 2 pm
to participate, sign up with Professor Cyrus Shahan
Censorship and Twentieth-Century American Art
September 18. Noontime Art Talk by Professor Lydia Moland, 12:00 noon. Considering particularly the work of Kara Walker.
Film Screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Concert: David Crook, Censorship and the Music of Counter-Reformation - See more at: http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/censorship/_dept_news/events/2715677#sthash.hxaiyojp.dpuf
September 18. Film screening, 5:30-7:00; discussion with director Alison Klayman, 7:00-8:00. Given Auditorium. Reception to follow.
Images in the Banner
From a photograph by Robert Mappelthorpe;
A government document on UFOs, declassified after censoring;
Salman Rushdie's 1988 novel The Satanic Verses provoked violent reactions in some parts of the Islamic world, including book burnings and a fatwa against the author and publishers;
Bayt al-Hikma, photograph courtesy of Nabil al-Tikriti.This library in Baghdad was damaged in the American occupation of the city; an earlier Baghdad library also named Bayt al-Hikma (House of Wisdom) was destroyed by the army of Hulagu Khan during the Siege of Baghdad in 1258;
Pedro Berruguete, The Burning of the Books: Pope Innocent III declared the Albigensians heretics in the early thirteenth century. When the books of both Saint Diminc and the Albigensians were thrown on a fire, Dominic's books were miraculously preserved, proving his teaching to be true;
From 2005 through 2009, a subsidiary of Google operated in China, under an agreement to censor search results according to policies of the Chinese government; In 2010, Google responded to a hacking attack by China by announcing it was withdrawing from the agreement and pulling out of China;
South Africa used censorship of the press, especially, during the Apartheid era, to suppress criticism