Newberry Seminar

Schedule 2003-2004

The Newberry Library Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture
Co-Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University

2003-2004 Schedule
Fridays, 3:30-5:00 P.M., at The Newberry Library

  • October 10, 2003
    "Federal Intervention, Technological Innovation and the Communications Industry During the Wilson Administration, 1917-1921"
    Jonathan Reed, Yale University
  • November 14, 2003
    "Modernity, Gender, and Technology during the Popular Unity Government in Chile"
    Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • December 5, 2003
    "'Is Your Plant a Target?' Cole War Civil Defense and the Rise of the High- Tech Suburb"
    Margaret Pugh O'Mara, Stanford University
  • January 30, 2004
    "Weapons, War, and the Early Modern Japanese State, 1440-1660"
    William D. Johnston, Wesleyan University
  • February 27, 2004
    "Women of Steel: Gender, the Railroad, and Cultural Change, 1870-1900"
    Amy G. Richter, Clark University
  • March 19, 2004
    "Mapping Power: Urban Space and 'Second Nature' in the American Southwest"
    Andrew Needham, University of Michigan
  • April 23, 2004
    "Culture and the Transfer of Technology: A Case Study from Late Nineteenth-Century Mexico"
    Ted Beatty, University of Notre Dame

This seminar provides a forum for "works-in-progress" that explore the relationship between technology, politics, and culture, broadly defined. Papers are pre-circulated. If you plan to attend you may receive a paper by sending an email message or by calling.

Contact information:

Rebekah Holmes
Scholl Center for Family and Community History
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-255-3524

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