For more than twenty years Hagley’s research seminars have brought innovative work-in-progress essays for wide-ranging discussions on Thursday evenings during the academic year. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the paper in advance as the author does not deliver a lecture. For papers, contact Carol Lockman, firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Alexandra Hui discusses her paper "Making Muzak Natural: The sounds of life, death, and the lyre bird in the built environment, 1950–1970."
Emanuela Scarpellini, University of Milan will discuss her paper "The Invention of Democratic Beauty: Avon Products in Italy."
Marcus Anthony Allen, independent scholar, will discuss his paper "The Black Saver Paradigm: Understanding Black Capitalism in 19th Century Baltimore."
Dara Orenstein, George Washington University, will discuss her paper "'Free Ports for Refugees': How the U.S. Turned a Warehouse for Duty-Free Garbanzo Beans into an Internment Camp for European Jews."
Adam Rome, University at Buffalo, will discuss his paper "DuPont and the Limits of Corporate Environmentalism."
Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, will discuss her paper "The Messy Work of Cleaning Up: Economy, Policy, and the Disposable Diaper, 1936–1996."