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.

Hagley Research Seminar series, 2017-18

September 14: Alexandra Hui, Mississippi State University, "Making Muzak Natural: The sounds of life, death, and the lyre bird in the built environment, 1950–1970"

October 12: Emanuela Scarpellini, University of Milan, "The Invention of Democratic Beauty: Avon Products in Italy"

November 16: Marcus Allen, North Carolina A&T State University, “The Black Saver Paradigm: Understanding Black Capitalism in 19th Century Baltimore”

January 18: Dara Orenstein, George Washington University, “‘Free Ports for Refugees’: How the U.S. Turned a Warehouse for Duty-Free Garbanzo Beans into an Internment Camp for European Jews”

February 15: Adam Rome, University at Buffalo, “DuPont and the Limits of Corporate Environmentalism”

March 22: Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, “The Messy Work of Cleaning Up: Economy, Policy, and the Disposable Diaper, 1936–1996”

April 26: Jessica Levy, Johns Hopkins University, "Black Empowerment, Global American Business, and the Post-Jim Crow/Apartheid City"

Seminars are open to the public and 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. Seminars begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the Copeland Room of Hagley’s library building.

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