Category : Events
Unspeakable: Banned books, difficult words, taboos
Essex Book Festival and Index on Censorship invite you to join them for Unspeakable, a day of challenging and illuminating conversations, performance, exhibitions and workshops hosted by the University of Essex, that explores historic and contemporary issues of censorship, no-platforming, freedom of speech, and taboos.
Is humanity in denial?
All of us deny inconvenient truths sometimes, but what happens when denial becomes ‘denialism’, a systematic attempt to overturn established scholarly findings?
Beast on the Moon: Rewriting of history
Richard Kalinoski’s Beast on the Moon, set in 1920’s Milwaukee, focuses on Aram and his teenage "mailorder" bride Seta, both survivors of the Armenian Genocide
Gatekeepers of censorship: Contemporary erotic art in a digital age
Join Julia Farrington, associate arts producer at Index on Censorship, psychoanalyst and professor Adam Phillips, and artist Celia Hempton as they discuss the challenges in creating erotic art in today’s contemporary art world with journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark.
Birth, Marriage and Death: What are we afraid to talk about?
Join authors Xinran and Emile Pine and Gabby Edlin, CEO of Bloody Good Period, to tackle the tricky topics of the taboo and (self-)censorship when it comes to some of our most human experiences at the launch of Index on Censorship's latest magazine.