Hagley History Hangout

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Since the current pandemic has made it impossible for Hagley Museum and Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society to hold our usual in person events and programs, we have created the Hagley History Hangout (https://www.hagley.org/hagley-history-hangout). Recorded on Zoom and available anywhere once they are released, our History Hangouts include interviews with authors of books and other researchers who have use of our collections, and members of Hagley staff with their special knowledge of what we have in our stacks. We began the History Hangouts earlier this summer and now are releasing programs every two weeks on alternate Mondays. Our series is part of the Hagley from Home initiative by the Hagley Museum and Library.

We invite you to start by watching our most recent release:

Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting since 1880, JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy

Roger Horowitz interviews JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy about their recent book, Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting since 1880 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). JoAnne Yates (Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT) and Craig N. Murphy (the Betty Freyhof Johnson '44 Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College) used the Ralph Showers personal papers that are now in Hagley’s collections in their research.  Engineering Rules provides the first global history of voluntary consensus standard setting. Private, voluntary standards shape almost everything we use, from screw threads to shipping containers to e-readers. Their book was a finalist for the Hagley Prize.   Interview at https://www.hagley.org/research/history-hangout-0

The schedule for upcoming episodes, as well as those already released, is available at https://www.hagley.org/research/history-hangout. We will let you know as new episodes become available.



Roger Horowitz

Executive Director

Hagley Center


Carol Ressler Lockman


Hagley Center