Library Programs and Events
The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes conferences, seminars, author talks, and other programs on issues of recent scholarship. Thematic fall conferences are interspersed with four talks by authors of recent books that draw on Hagley resources and six evening seminars organized around pre-circulated papers. While the content of these events is highly selective, they are intended to create substantive discussions of original research and are open to the general public. 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 email@example.com or (302) 658-2400, ext. 243.
Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate destruction with progress.
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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.
Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany, will discuss her paper "The Messy Work of Cleaning Up: Economy, Policy, and the Disposable Diaper, 1936–1996."