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Hagley Library Fellowships/Grants Awarded July 2016

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in July, 2016.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is October 31th.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.

Business History Conference Call for Papers/Civilizations


2017 Business History Conference Annual Meeting

Civilizations is the theme of the 2017 Business History Conference meeting. From the House of Medici to Japan, Inc., business and commerce have shaped society and public life.  Eighteenth-century social theorists such as Montesquieu and Smith described the “civilizing” process of long-distance trade networks in agricultural staples and luxury goods in the transition from feudalism to commercialism.

Re: Looking for a case study on using oral history to heal racial tensions

Dear Keith,
Sounds like a great project.

I bring to your attention a few anthropologically-informed studies that have led indirectly to a healing of racial divisions and/or a fostering of inter-community communication that you may want to consider. Each involved collaborative anthropology and college or university students:

* The Other Side of Middletown. Exploring Muncie's African American Community (2004, Alta Mira; Luke Eric Lassiter et al, eds).