Calendar: Research Events
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 email@example.com or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
History professor and private pilot Alan Meyer provides an engaging account of the post-World War II aviation community.
Clayton J. Ruminski details Mahoning Valley’s unorthodox rise from mid-scale iron producer to “Steel Valley” in a tale of innovation, stagnation, and, above all, extreme change.
Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America from P. T. Barnum through Bernie Madoff.
Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate destruction with progress.
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.
Emanuela Scarpellini, University of Milan will discuss her paper "The Invention of Democratic Beauty: Avon Products in Italy."
Marcus Anthony Allen, North Carolina A&T State University, 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."