Banned Books showcases a selection of historic copies of banned and censored books from Special Collections at the Morris Library. The books on display range from Renaissance texts that were banned for religious and political reasons to more recent literary texts that were suppressed by government censors on charges of obscenity. One of the highlights is a 1632 copy of Galileo Galilei’s Dialogo, which was condemned as heretical by the Roman Inquisition for espousing the belief that the earth revolved around the sun. The exhibit will be on display in the Information Area on the first floor of the Morris Library, from September 26 to October 21, 2016.
Curated by Alexander Johnston.