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How to Read a Censored Book

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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 11th Nov 2023

 Free

In the early 1980s, officers from HM Customs raided Gay’s the Word bookshop, Bloomsbury, seizing over 140 titles and charging staff with conspiracy to import so-called ‘indecent or obscene’ material. Using the Haud Nominandum collection at Senate House Library -- the personal library of Gay’s the Word director Jonathan Cutbill -- this workshop invites participants to take a closer look at a selection of these seized books and to consider some of the many different ways they might be read today.

Participants will be invited to take part in a handling session using copies of the books seized in the raids, followed by a participatory exercise on using oral history as a method to gather histories of reading. The workshop will close with a gentle introduction to reading these texts with digital tools.


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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 11th Nov 2023

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2023-11-11 2023-11-11 Europe/London How to Read a Censored Book ‘How to Read a Censored Book’ invites you to take a closer look at a selection of queer literature seized by the UK government in the 1980s and to consider some of the many different ways they might be read today. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2023/11/11/how-to-read-a-censored-book-358113 Senate House Library,Malet Street,,London

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Senate House Library,

Malet Street,
London,
WC1E 7HU

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