Author Talk: Sarah Igo, “Invasions of Privacy: An American History”
Privacy – and the threats to it – are everyday items in our news, and a worry to many in our digital age. Sarah Igo, a professor of history at Vanderbilt University, will explain how our concerns about privacy have a history stretching back to the late nineteenth century. Well before our digital age, Americans worried that phenomenon such as popular journalism, government record-keeping, police investigations, and private market research could endanger their privacy. Igo will provide a wide-angle sweeping history of debates over privacy, uncovering along the way how the debates over what should be kept out of the public eye have shaped U.S. politics and society. Igo’s talk is based on her 2018 book, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America.
Author talks are free and open to the public.
Location: Hagley Soda House Auditorium
GPS Address: 298 Buck Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19807
RSVPs encouraged, walk-ins welcome. Please RSVP to Carol Lockman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 302-658-2400, ext. 243.
DOMESTICATING DISABILITY: THE CREATION OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR DISABLED HOMEMAKERS IN THE POST-WWII U.S.
This analysis of gender, technology, and disability will explore the creation and implementation of assistive devices for disabled homemakers in the post-World War II United States. In the two decades following the war’s end, new government funding and institutional support facilitated the development of new technologies, such as wheeled tables, lightweight pots, adjustable shelves, and accessible aprons that aimed to assist disabled women carry out work inside of the home and to fulfill their socially-prescribed family roles as mothers and wives. Many of these devices were created as part of larger vocational rehabilitation efforts that enjoyed increasing support in this era. Although vocational rehabilitation had historically focused on male veterans and wage earners, it was gradually expanded to include homemakers amidst the postwar marriage boom and baby boom.
Stop in anytime during one of our wedding open houses to visit the Soda House, Hagley's primary wedding venue.
GPS Address: 298 Buck Rd, Wilmington DE 19807
Join one of our Hagley guides for an introductory tour of Hagley’s patent model collection.
Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932) rose from modest means as the son of a peddler to meteoric wealth at the helm of Sears, Roebuck. Yet his most important legacy stands not upon his business acumen but on the pioneering changes he introduced to the practice of philanthropy.