A Symposium at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Celebrating UNESCO’S Designation for Marshall McLuhan’s Personal Library

19Jul18

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Many McLuhans: Celebrating the UNESCO Designation

A symposium to celebrate and mark the designation of the Marshall McLuhan Library archives into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Organized and sponsored by the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology and the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.

Friday, September 21, 2018   –   10 AM – 6 PM

Keynote Speaker: John Durham Peters (see https://goo.gl/BK5ucF)

Special Guest Speaker: Andrew McLuhan

Presenting:

Daniel Adelman (Innis College, University of Toronto)
Mitchell Akiyama (Daniels Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto)
Jody Berland (Humanities, York University)
Michael Darroch (School of Visual Arts, University of Windsor)
Robert Fisher (Library and Archives Canada)
Alan Galey (Faculty of Information, University of Toronto)
Gary Genosko (Communication, Ontario Institute of Technology)
Baruch Gottlieb (Canadian Visual Artist/Author based in Berlin)
Paolo Granata (Book and Media Studies, St. Michael’s College)
Ganaele Langlois (Communication, York University)
Janine Marchessault (Cinema and Media Studies, York University)
Rhonda McEwen (ICCIT/Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto)
Sarah Sharma (McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto)
John Shoesmith (Fisher Library, University of Toronto)
Armond Towns (Communication, University of Denver)
Liam Cole Young (Communication, Carleton University)

FOR REGISTRATION GO TO: https://goo.gl/KWVuGW

A note from Andrew McLuhan of the McLuhan Institutehttps://www.facebook.com/McLuhanInstitute/ )

Marshall McLuhan’s annotated working library, now at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, was recently added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World register, recognizing that it is a globally important cultural artifact.

Some years ago I had the remarkable experience of inventorying and documenting the library before it left our family.

It has been a joy over the years to share that experience and that library with people around the world in presentations and through my blog ‘inscriptorium.’

I recently began a new similar journey with my father Eric’s library, and I am looking forward to sharing that as well. Like Eric and Marshall, the libraries are related but different. Eric’s is very much an extension of Marshall’s.

It was my honour to accept an invitation to speak at this celebratory event this September in Toronto being organized by the Fisher library and the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology – University of Toronto.

Please join us if you are in the area this fall!

The Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto


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