Research Seminars

Research Seminars

For twenty years Hagley’s research seminars have brought innovative works-in-progress essays for wide-ranging discussions on Thursday evenings during the academic year.

2016-2017 Schedule

October 6, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.: Lee Vinsel (Stevens Institute of Technology)
"The Rise and Fall of the First American Auto Safety Network, 1919–1940."

November 3, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.: Joseph Malherek (Library of Congress)
"Does Motivation Matter? Ernest Dichter, Alfred Politz, and the Debate Over Consumer Psychology in Cold War America"

December 8, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.: Amanda Casper (University of Delaware)
"’New Business from Old Houses: Promoting Electricity through Home Alteration in Progressive Era Philadelphia"

February 16, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.: Tyler Anbinder (George Washington University) and Simone Wegge (College of Staten Island)
"New York’s Famine Irish Immigrants: Savings, Economic Mobility, and Networks"

April 20, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.: Jenifer Van Vleck (Yale University)
"Building the World: Morrison-Knudsen and the Business of Modernization"

May 18, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.: Jeannette Estruth (New York University)
"Silicon Valley Conservation: Redefining Environmental and Labor Politics, 1970-1995"

The seminar is open to the public and is based on a paper that is circulated in advance. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the paper before coming to the seminar. Copies may be obtained by emailing Carol Lockman, The seminar begins promptly at 6:30, and takes place in the Copeland Room of Hagley’s library building.

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