Monday, September 10, 2012

Hagley Center Fall Conference: Talking Business

The Hagley Museum and Library will hold a half-day conference on Friday, November 2, called "Talking Business: Oral History and the History of Enterprises." The program is as follows:
1:00-1:45: Keynote Address
Robert Perks (British Library), “Corporate and Business Oral History: The Opportunities and Challenges”

1:45-3:30: Banking, Science, Entrepreneurship
William Becker (George Washington University), “Oral History and the World Bank”
David Caruso (Chemical Heritage Foundation), “Documenting Science-Based Businesses”
Sally Hughes (University of California, Berkeley Regional Oral History Office), “Venture Capitalists”

3:45-5:00: Music and Food
Mary Marshall Clark (Columbia University Oral History Office) “The Story of a Culture Business: The Apollo Theater Oral History Project”
Amy C. Evans (Southern Foodways Alliance), “The Stories behind the Making of Southern Food”

5:00: Closing Address
Doug Boyd (Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky), “Oral History and the Possibilities of Digital Technology”

5:45: Reception
   The full program, with brief biographies of the speakers, can also be found here.
   Sessions will take place in the Soda House of the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. Registration is free but required. Please email Carol Lockman,, to register or for more information on the conference, or call 302-658-2400, ext. 244.