Saturday, October 25, 2008

Automobility at the Hagley Library

"Automobility" is a conference on the centennial of the Model T, presented by the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society of the Hagley Library, to be held at the Hagley Library and Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 6 and 7, 2008. The program and information is here. Papers of especial interest to legal historians include:

Amy Gangloff, Mississippi State University
"Selling Safety: Crashworthiness, Ford and the 1956 Lifeguard Campaign"

Robert Buerglener, DePaul University
"The 'Modern Monster:' Ordering the Automobile Driver in the US, 1898-1918"

Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Model T in the American Empire, Or, How Manila Got Hooked on Cars"