Strozier Faculty Lecture: Rethinking Press Freedom and the Politics of Information
Please join us November 15th at 12:15 p.m. for the 2019-2020 Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture: "Rethinking Press Freedom and the Politics of Information: Lessons from 19th-Century Mexico " by Dr. Corinna Zeltsman from the History department.
In 1820, a revolution abolished the Mexican Inquisition and inaugurated freedom of the press as the new law of the land. Dr. Zeltsman explores the lively debates triggered by this legal transformation. These debates swirled around the printers who controlled access to Mexico’s printing presses and had suddenly become gatekeepers to an emerging world of free expression. Today, as powerful social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter inspire similar discussions around the world, the case of Mexico helps us think through the relationship among media purveyors, individual rights, politics, and society.
Strozier Faculty Lectures are held in the Ogeechee Theater on the Armstrong Campus. The Robert I. Strozier series honors Professor Emeritus of English Robert Strozier who served the Armstrong community for more than four decades.
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Student Union (Armstrong Campus), Ogeechee Theater
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419