Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack

Richard Ovenden holding a book in one of our libraries

Burning the books: a history of knowledge under attack

 

ONLINE EVENT SUPPORTED BY FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

 29 September 2020  
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  1–2pm

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Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden will discuss the long history of the destruction of libraries and archives, ranging from the ancient world to the era of cyberwarfare.

His talk will highlight both the social importance of preserving knowledge, as well as the role of librarians and archivists who have risked and even lost their own lives to protect the knowledge in their care.

The talk is associated with the book of the same title to be published by John Murray in September 2020.

This talk is supported by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Photo credit: John Cairns

 

 Speakers

Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden, OBE

 
 

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