Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Roger Horowitz Becomes Director of Hagley Center

Roger Horowitz
Roger Horowitz, associate director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library since 1994, became its director at the beginning of January 2013. Horowitz organizes scholarly meetings at Hagley and hosts the ongoing Hagley research seminar series. He oversees the range of grants-in-aid that bring scholars to use the Library’s collections. Horowitz is also a member of the Oral History Association and oversees Hagley’s oral history program. Since 1999, he has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Business History Conference, the largest organization of professional historians of business in North America.
     Dr. Horowitz is the author of “Negro and White, Unite and Fight!” A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking, 1930-1990 (University of Illinois Press, 1997); Putting Meat on the American Table: Taste, Technology, Transformation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006); and KOSHER USA: A Journey through its History (under contract with Columbia University Press). He has edited Boys and Their Toys? Masculinity, Technology, and Class ( Routledge, 2001), and co-edited Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) with Warren Belasco, and His & Hers: Gender, Consumption, and Technology ( University Press of Virginia, 1998) with Arwen Mohun.
    Supporting Horowitz is a 
new Center Advisory Committee, consisting of four senior scholars in fields informed by Hagley collections: Richard R. John, historian 
of communications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; David Farber, business and political historian at Temple University’s Department of History; Stuart W. Leslie, historian of technology and industry at Johns Hopkins University’s Department of History of Science and Technology; and Arwen P. Mohun, historian of technology 
and American culture at the University of Delaware’s Department of History.