Past conferences

Listing of Hagley Conferences -- 1997 to the present

Doing Business Across Borders, November 2015

Green Capitalism? At the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History. October 2014

Business and Politics in Twentieth-Century America, November 8, 2013

Historicizing Intellectual Property: A symposium, May 16, 2013. 

Talking Business: Oral History and the History of Enterprises, November 2, 2012. 

The Life of New Materials. November 17-18, 2011

Crisis and Consequence. Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library November 5, 2010

Understanding Markets: Information, Institutions and History. Sponsored by the Hagley Museum and Library and German Historical Institute. October 30 and 31, 2009

Fashions: Business Perspectives in Historical Perspective. Business History Conference. June 11-13 2009

Unintended Consequences. A conference sponsored by the Hagley Fellows of the University of Delaware. April 4, 2009

Automobility: A Conference on the 100th anniversary of the Model T. November 6-7, 2008

Commonplace Yet Extraordinary: Design Histories of Everyday Objects. Friday, May 16, 2008

Sound in the Era of Mechanical Reproduction. November 29-30, 2007

Technological Innovation and the Cold War. March 9, 2007

Food Chains: Provisioning, Technology, and Science. November 2 to 4, 2006

How Business Users Shaped Modern Technologies...and Vice Versa. March 10, 2006

Producing Fashion. October 28-29, 2005

Utopian Visions and World's Fairs. April 15, 2005

Tourism Conference: Consuming Experiences. November 12-13, 2004

The Pennsylvania Railroad and its Archives: Their History and Legacy. December 5, 2003

The Ambiguities of Work: Knowledge, Power, and Culture. November 7, 2003

Reinventing the Factory. Hagley Fellows Conference, March 28, 2003

The Technological Fix. October 4-5, 2002

Commodifying Everything: Consumption and the Capitalist Enterprise. October 12-13, 2001

Consumption and the Environment. Hagley Fellows Conference. March 9, 2001

Kitchens: Design, Technologies, and Work. November 10, 2000

Food and Drink in Consumer Societies. November 12-13, 1999

Beauty & Business. March 26-27, 1999

Private Time, Private Space, Private Parts: Negotiating the Boundaries of Private and Public in History. Hagley Fellows Conference, February 26, 1999

Technology and Artistic Practice. October 30, 1998

Women and Historic Preservation. May 28 & 29, 1998

Boys and Their Toys? Masculinity, Technology, and Work. October 3, 1997

The Future of Business History. April 4 & 5, 1997

Modernism and Technology, 1900-1945. Hagley Fellows Conference, March 7, 1997

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