Hagley Spring Symposium 2007
9 - 10 March 2007
Call for Papers
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND THE COLD WAR
March 9-10, 2007
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington Delaware
The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society invites papers for a symposium on Technological Innovation and the
Cold War on March 9-10, 2007 at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. The conference's principal question is the impact of
Cold War era military innovations on postwar American economic growth.
Papers could consider the transition from military to commercial applications of technological initiatives in, for example, aerospace, communications, material science, propulsion, instrumentation, or computing. Failure or long delays in transferring technologies are of special interest. Given the state's central role in military procurement,
papers must consider the relationships between corporations or research institutes, and state agencies in the design and development of new
technologies. An opening plenary with Philip Scranton (Rutgers University and Hagley Library) and John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology) will establishthe theoretical and conceptual foundations for understanding this important subject in the U.S., Great Britain, and continental Europe.
Proposals should be no more than 500 words and accompanied by a short cv.
To be considered proposals must be received via mail, fax or email by Monday Oct. 30, 2006. Travel support is available for those presenting
papers at the conference. To submit a proposal or to obtain more information, contact Carol Lockman, Hagley Museum and Library, PO Box
3630, Wilmington DE 19807, 302-658-2400, ext. 243; 302-655-3188 (fax); clockman@Hagley.org.
Last updated 29 June 2006