Policing Performance

WhenNovember 16, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WhereKent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107
Event Websitehttps://voices.uchicago.edu/censorship/dialogueseries/
Contact InformationNeubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
DescriptionThis public dialogue series, supported by the Censorship, Information Control, and Information Revolutions from Printing Press to Internet research project at the Neubauer Collegium, brings together scholars of print revolutions past and present with practitioners working on the frontiers of today’s information revolution. These events will not be formal panels with presented papers, but freeform discussions in which experts bounce ideas off each other, discovering rich parallels between our work and sharing them in real time. Taking place from October through November, the eight dialogues will unite historians, editors, novelists, poets, and activists, and will be filmed and shared online, to let the public enjoy and continue the discussions. For more details on the series and related events, please visit voices.uchicago.edu/censorship.

November 16: Policing Performance

Performers and an audience—in a way, theatrical performance is a technology whose fundamentals have not changed since antiquity. This week we explore the history of theater censorship, using it as a contrast case to ask how information technologies have—or haven’t—affected a medium which seems so unchanging.


Brice Stratford & the Droll Players (performing banned 17th century plays)
Stephen Nicholson (UK theater censorship)
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (burlesque performance)
Cory Doctorow in person (digital information policy)
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Performances, Seminars, Theater, Arts
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Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.