Author Charles C. Mann will take part in the Illinois State University Speaker Series on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with An Evening with Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 and 1493. He will be available for a Q&A session on the main floor of Milner Library at 3 p.m. that day before speaking at 7 p.m. in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. A book signing will take place after the 7 p.m. presentation.
The author of 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Award for the best book of the year, Mann has written extensively about the intersection of science, technology and commerce. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has received writing awards from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Margaret Sanger Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. Mann’s talks are sponsored by Alice & Fannie Fell Trust, Friends of Milner Library, Illinois State University’s departments of History, Geography and Geology, and Sociology and Anthropology.
The Speaker Series of Illinois State University seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim providing the community a platform to foster dialog, cultivate enriching ideas and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process.
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