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Exhibit: Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey
November 1, 2017 | 8:00 am - March 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm
“Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey” details the extensive collections held by Duke University Library. The Library’s Turkish satirical journals and cartoons span from the late 19th century to the present. The exhibition highlights three themes: Historical change, Political Satire, and Gender. Each of these themes is detailed by the different cartoonists and satirists interpretations of events current to their time. Each epoch or simply decade provides an array of differing opinions, voices, dissent and contestation. Exploring these subtle differences during the over 100 year history, one gets a detailed overview and taste of the changes taking shape and the differing opinions of the effects of modernity. For more information, please visit here. (Image from Karikatür)
Mary Duke Biddle Room, Perkins Library