Online talk and Zoom discussion - Technology in the Industrial Revolution, Barbara Hahn - Zoom 25th June 18:00 BST

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Dear all,
The previously advertised lecture to take place in London (1st June) is clearly cancelled. (Please see below for details concerning the upcoming Zoom discussion.*)
Instead, the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at King's College London and the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics are pleased to announce an alternative. Dr. Barbara Hahn (Texas Tech University) has prepared a 20 minute talk on the subject of her new book 'Technology in the Industrial Revolution':
An abstract for the talk is copied below, and more about the book can be found here:
*On the 25th of June at 18:00 BST we will meet with Dr Hahn to discuss her new work. At the opening of the Zoom discussion, Professor Jane Humphries and Professor David Edgerton will each offer a few minutes response, before opening the floor to questions.
If you would like to participate, please email Dr Dominic Berry, so that he can provide you with the Zoom meeting number and password:
Dr. Dominic Berry
Prof. David Edgerton
Technology in the Industrial Revolution
Technological change is about more than inventions. Barbara Hahn's concise new history of the Industrial Revolution places the eighteenth-century British textile industry in global context, locating its causes in government protection, global competition, and colonialism. Inventions from spinning jennies to steam engines came to define an age that culminated in the acceleration of the fashion cycle, the intensification in demand and supply of raw materials and the rise of a plantation system that would reconfigure world history in favor of British (and European) global domination. Intended for the classroom, this accessible analysis of the classic case of rapid and revolutionary technological change takes readers from the north of England to slavery, cotton plantations, the Anglo-Indian trade and beyond – placing technological change at the center of world history.
Dominic Berry – Research Fellow 'Narrative Science'