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Hagley Fellows ConferenceUnintended Consequences

Saturday April 4, 2009

Conference sponsored by the Hagley Fellows of the University of Delaware

Location: Hagley Soda House (Directions)
Hagley Museum and Library
Wilmington, Delaware

Register Online (conference is free but you must register before March 27,2009)

Conference Brochure (PDF)


8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 10:30 Images of Consequence
"Slavery, Smallpox, and the Unintended Consequences of Inoculation in Early Philadelphia, 1723-1802"
Dayle B. DeLancey, University of Texas

"The Problem of Charity in the Gilded Age: The Pauper as Unintended Consequence"
Benjamin Soskis, Columbia University

“Stepping Up in Freedom Clothes: African American Modelling in Postwar America”
Laila Haidarali, Case Western Reserve University

Commentator: TBD

10:40 - 12:10 Wrestling with the Elements
"Regulating the Air and Ignoring the Water: Nineteenth-Century New Yorkers and the Fight against the Offensive Trades"
Melanie Kiechle, Rutgers University

"Straightening the Mississippi River: The (Unintended) Reshaping of the Environment" Robert H. Gudmestad, Colorado State University

"The Accidental Evolution of a Regulated Commons: The Case of the Maryland Chesapeake Oyster Fishery" Christine Keiner, Rochester Institute of Technology
Commentator: Donald C. Jackson, Lafayette College

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 Conflicts and Consequences
"The Perils of Propaganda: Atoms for Peace and the Creation of a New Atomic Diplomacy”
Mara Drogan, University at Albany

"The Unintended Consequences of Institutionalizing Dissent: The Dissent Channel of the U.S. State Department"
Hannah Gurman, Columbia University

"From Monasteries and Mine Shafts to Mass Graves: The Infrastructure of Mining in the Western Balkans"
Sabrina Peric, Harvard University

Commentator – James M. Brophy, University of Delaware

3:15 - 4:00 Keynote address
"A User’s Guide to Unintended Consequences"
Edward Tenner, Princeton University

4:00 - 5:00 Reception

Conference will take place in the Soda House at the Hagley Library in Wilmington, Delaware. There is no fee to attend but registration is required. Coffee, lunch, and an evening reception is included in your registration. To register by phone or to obtain more information, contact Carol Lockman, clockman@hagley.org or (302) 658-2400.




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