LACIS | Looking Together: Book Censorship Worldwide

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Memorial Library, Rm. 984 (Special Collections Seminar Room)
@ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The exhibit Archiving Censorship in Latin America: A Peek into Book Banning and State Repression (1959–1986) is currently on display on the first floor of Memorial Library and will run until October 23, 2023. Curated by graduate student Gloria Morales Osorio (Spanish and Portuguese Department, UW–Madison), the exhibit reflects on visible and invisible aspects of book censorship in the region, focusing on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba in the 20th century.

You can also visit the digital exhibit at


The launch event of the exhibit will happen on September 21st at 4:00 p.m. in Special Collections, Room 984. Librarians Laura Martin, Lisa Wettleson, and Anna Simon have organized a “Looking Together” session, where attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of printed materials related to censorship, state repression, and the universal right to read. Professor Ksenija Bilbija will open the conversation with a brief talk on the subject. Please RSVP if you plan to attend, as the Special Collections room has a maximum capacity of 25 people:

This event is sponsored by LACIS.