Censorship and Omnicensorship: Controlling the Text in Russia – Library Society lecture


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Regenstein Library, The Special Collections Research Center
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Library Society Lecture – Censorship and Omnicensorship: Controlling the Text in Russia
By Marianna Tax Choldin, Lab’59, AB’62, AM’67, PhD’79
Mortenson Distinguished Professor Emerita for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marianna Tax Choldin

Marianna Tax Choldin

Government control of expression has always been strong in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union, reaching new highs (or lows) during the Soviet period. In the last years of the Soviet Union and the first years of post-Soviet Russia, censorship seemed to disappear, but now there is no doubt that it is on the rise again. Professor Choldin has spent nearly 40 years studying censorship in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. She will describe the themes and techniques of imperial and Soviet censorship, illustrating their similarities and differences, and will share with us some of her adventures while conducting her research.

5:00 pm Exhibition Tour (Recipes for Domesticity: Cookery, Household Management, and the Notion of Expertise)
5:45 pm Lecture
6:45 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner, by reservation only

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, May 2, 2013
Free valet parking will be available in front of Regenstein Library from 4:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For further details or assistance, please call
Barbara Palmer-Bostick at 773.702.7695

Contact: Library Society
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