Library Programs and Events
The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes events designed to bring attention to Hagley’s research collections and the topics with which they engage. Our author talk series features recent original books that draw on Hagley materials and address topics of interest to a general audience. Research seminars invite audiences to read and offer thoughts on pre-circulated work in progress original historical essays, and intended for a cross-over audience of active scholars and the interested public. Conferences are organized in around a thematic call for papers and are comprised of academic presentations based on original research. Many conferences form the basis for edited volumes published in the University of Pennsylvania Press series, Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture.
Author talks explore a wide range of fascinating topics related to the history of American enterprise. The talks are free -- those planning to attend should contact Carol Lockman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Did you know that RCA was hard at work on a flat panel television in the 1950s? Ben Gross will explain how RCA’s imaginative leader David Sarnoff set his talented scientists and engineers to work on developing a television that could hang on a wall.
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, email@example.com or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Attendees are encouraged to read Bernstein's paper, “Welcome to Flavor Country: The Postwar U.S. Flavor Industry and the Making of American Food” which may be obtained by contacting Carol Lockman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees are encouraged to read Lunine's paper, “Groundbreaking Technology: California Dynamite and the Eastern Frontier, 1866-1886” which may be obtained by contacting Carol Lockman at email@example.com.