Friday, September 18, 2009

Hagley Research Seminar Series, 2009-2010

Here's the year's line-up at the Hagley Research Seminar Series at the Hagley Museum and Library. The seminar meets Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. in the Copeland Room of the Library, which is located off Route 100 and Buck Road in Greenville, Delaware, approximately four miles from downtown Wilmington. Papers are all unpublished works in progress and circulated in advance to seminar participants. To join the seminar email list and obtain copies of the papers, contact Carol Lockman at clockman@hagley.org or (302) 658-2400, ext 243.

Oct. 1. Jennifer Armiger (University of Delaware)
"Gender, Beauty & Fraternity: The Western Electric Kearny Works and the Industrial Family"

Nov. 12 Janneken Smucker (University of Delaware)
"The Amish Brand: Cottage Industries Making and Selling Quilts"

Dec. 3 Victoria Saker Woeste (American Bar Foundation)
“Henry Ford: Unmasking the Self-Made Myth”

Feb. 11 Melanie Gustafson (University of Vermont)
"Beautiful Faces, Strong Bodies: Harriet Hubbard Ayer and the Business of Beauty Culture in Gilded Age America"

March 11 Thomas Zeller (University of Maryland)
"Consuming Landscapes: The View from the Road in the United States and Germany, 1920-70"

April 15 Jonathan Rees (University of Southern Colorado)
"Inventing the Cold Chain: Technology and Marketing in the Nineteenth Century American Natural Ice Industry"

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