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liberation lecture

The Liberation Literature Lecture is an annual event hosted by Cambridge University Libraries, themed around the political, cultural and artistic life of countries under, or emerging from, occupation.

The lecture series is inspired by the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection, which includes some 3000 books and pamphlets published in France between August 1944 to the end of 1946. This collection shows how the occupied French used the published word to express their experience during the Nazi occupation, and you can find out more about it using the link below.

The Liberation Literature Lecture is generously supported by Charles Chadwyck-Healey.

Previous lectures

2021: 'Why the story changes: New understanding of art in occupied France' from Professor Laurence Bertand Dorléac