Books, libraries, librarians, and writers are subject to attacks—again. Recent bans of books across the United States targeting Black history, the Holocaust, and LGBTQ themes have dominated the news. But book censorship has a longer history.
Andreea Badea will lead a guided tour through “Banned! A History of Censorship,” a new exhibit that explores this history, along with practices of censorship, the methods to control and ban books and ideas, the resilience of censored works, and attempts to push back.
About the Tour Guide
Andreea Badea is a scholar of the histories of knowledge and institutions, the history of ideas, and early modern confessional cultures at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. She has worked on the history of the Index of Prohibited Books and is currently writing a book on truth claims and cognitive authority in the attitudes of the Roman curia toward the emerging discipline of church history in the long 17th century.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.