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.

2014-2015 Schedule

September 17 – 6:30 p.m. : Bryant Simon (Temple University)
“The Hamlet Imperial Food Products Fire: Business Relocation, Tragedy, and the Geography of Silence in Post-New Deal America.”

November 19 – 6:30 p.m. : Rachel Gross, (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Miracle Materials: Synthetic Fibers and the Construction of Comfort in Outdoor Recreation.”

December 10 – 6:30 p.m. : Benjamin R. Cohen (Lafayette College)
"The First Food Police: Controlling Homes and Bodies in the Gilded Age.”

February 18 – 6:30 p.m. : Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia University)
“The Lost World of Jewish Immigrant Banking: Ship Ticket Salesmen, Credit, and Regulation in Early 20th Century America.”

April 14 – 6:30 p.m. : Jonathan Free (Duke University)
“Capitalizing on Crisis: Environmental Regulation, Coal Power, and Workers Power, 1970-74.”

May 19 – 6:30 p.m. : Philip Scranton (Rutgers University) and Patrick Fridenson (EHESS)
“This Grave New World: Global Postwar Transformations in Business Practices.”

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, clockman@Hagley.org. The seminar begins promptly at 6:30, and takes place in the Copeland Room of Hagley’s library building.

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