Remember, Remember: Libraries, Archives and the Social Importance of Preserving Knowledge [CHOICE Media Channel]

Fantastic archived webinar by a library historian!! Please see description below:

“Join us for the 2023 Annual Register Edmund Burke Lecture, featuring Richard Ovenden, Director of Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, and author of the acclaimed book, Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge. In this thought-provoking webinar, journey through time to explore the enduring role of libraries as bastions of culture and knowledge, while also confronting the relentless threats they have faced. This session will explore and unravel the deliberate destruction and intricate motives behind a wide spectrum of events, ranging from the ancient Library of Alexandria to contemporary challenges in Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as the current surge in book banning and suppression of freedom of expression in the United States.”

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