As a contribution to the celebrations for Canada’s 150th, the Societa` Dante Alighieri of Ottawa – with the support of Carleton University, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto and the Italian Embassy – cordially invites you to the following public event:
Thursday May 25th, 2017, 6:30 pm. Carleton University, MacOdrum Library. Room 252.
Prof. Marc Raboy of McGill University will deliver a lecture, based on his celebrated biography Marconi the Man Who Networked the World (OUP, 2016).
Through the lenses of a keen observer of world affairs, Prof. Raboy will provide a lively account of Marconi’s story, from young inventor, to start up entrepreneur, Nobel laureate and global businessman among the world leaders of his time.
Prof. Raboy’s book is based on original research and unpublished archival materials in four countries and several languages. It was among the five finalists of this year’s prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for non fiction.
The lecture will last 50 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A session, book signing (20% discount on the book) and a light reception.
Directions: Carleton University campus is accessible from Colonel By Drive or from Bronson Avenue. Pay parking is available behind MacOdrum Library (P1). Access from Library Road and University Drive.