Censored Lectures at the National Print Museum

Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Censored, a series of free lectures, is currently being held at the National Print Museum.

The lectures deal with the ways in which the press was censored in Ireland, from the arrival of printing in 1551 to the late 20th century. Literary, political and religious works that have been censored will be discussed, as well as the ways in which printers, booksellers and authors were reprimanded for publishing controversial texts; the various ways in which press regulation has changed over time will also be reflected on.

The National Print Museum is located in the in Old Garrison Chapel of Beggars Bush Barracks on Haddington Road. It collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of the printing craft in Ireland. There are a variety of exhibitions on show, both permanent and temporary, as well as guided tours Monday to Friday.

The lectures are running from September 2014 to August 2015. Each one is held on the first Thursday of every month, at 18.30. The next one, on the 6th of November, will look at politically motivated censorship in early 18th century Ireland.

Admission is free, however booking is necessary as places are limited. You can book a place by sending an email to info@nationalprintmuseum.ie, or by calling the museum on (01) 660 3770.

By Lara Crowe

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