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Spring history workshops set through April 27
4:20 p.m., Feb. 16, 2004--The Universitys spring History Workshop in Technology, Society and Culture lecture series, begins Feb. 17 and continues through April 27. The free public lectures are held from 12:15-1:45 p.m., Tuesdays, in 203 Munroe Hall. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.
Speakers and their topics include:
- Turning Tinkering into Tampering: Monitoring Behavior in Late-20th Century Garages, by Kevin Borg, James Madison University, Feb. 17;
- Manufacturing Modernity: Machine Makers in Early National Alabama, by Angela Lakwete, Auburn University, Feb. 24;
- The Fresh Air Program and the Church of the Brethern in Baltimore, 1954-1971, by Jessica I. Elfenbein, University of Baltimore, March 2;
- Industrial Research and Development as a Problem in the U.S. History of Science, Technology and Business, 1875-2000, by David Hounshell, Carnegie Mellon University, March 9;
- Hearts of Glass: Toledos Corporate Architecture and the Politics of Urban Renewal, by Stuart W. Leslie, Johns Hopkins University, March 16;
- Industrial History and the Post-industrial Public: Lowell National Historic Park at a Crossroads, by Carolyn M. Goldstein, Lowell National Historic Park, March 30;
- Tales from the CEOs Office, by John Carter, Independence Seaport Museum, April 6;
- When Small Was Beautiful: The Rise and Fall of the Appropriate Technology Movement in America, by Carroll Pursell, Case Western Reserve University, April 13;
- Reinventing Accuracy: The Case of the Electronic Wristwatch, by Carlene Stephens and Maggie Dennis, Smithsonian Institution, April 20; and
- Antitrust and Technology Policy in Cold War America, by Steve Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology, April 27.
For more information, call 831-2371.
Article by Jerry Rhodes
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