Library Programs and Events

To encourage use of its research collections, the Hagley Library organizes a wide range of events and programs through its center for advanced study, the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.

Lectures

Lectures take place several times a year by scholars of recent books who have made use of Hagley’s research collections and address topics of interest to a wide audience. Click to see upcoming lectures...

Conferences

Conferences are organized in the fall of every year and bring in speakers from across the United States and internationally to share research on topics central to current scholarship and that can be supported by research in Hagley’s collections. Click here for upcoming conferences...

Seminars

During the fall and spring seminars bring scholars to Hagley to share work in progress essays with members of the community. The papers are circulated in advance to participants on request. Click here for upcoming seminars...

Recorded Lectures 

Recordings of lectures and other presentations at Hagley. Click here for a list of available podcasts...

African American history films

Hagley has produced five documentary films on African American history in Delaware, starting with A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. du Pont Built (2003). Click here to watch or download...

Hagley Prize

In conjunction with the Business History Conference, Hagley awards an annual prize for the best book in business history, broadly defined. Click here for list of current and past Hagley prize winners...

Book series

To encourage publication of scholarship pertinent to Hagley’s research collections and interests, it sponsors a monograph book series with Johns Hopkins University Press and edited volumes based on our conferences published through the University of Pennsylvania Press. Click here for a list of available titles...

Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society

The Center coordinates library events and Hagley’s engagement with scholarship. Click here to learn more about the Center...

Business History Conference

Reflecting its commitment to encouraging the history of business, Hagley is the administrative center for the Business History Conference, the principal academic organization of business historians in the United States.  Click here to visit the BHC website...