The Hagley Program is an eclectic group of faculty and students dedicated to the study of technology, business, consumerism and material culture. We share a common commitment to understanding the history of everyday life in its social and material dimensions, including the dynamics of race, class, gender and sexuality. Since the Program’s inception in 1952, our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, museums, and public history.

Students in the Hagley Program can study with more than thirty fulltime faculty, who have international reputations in American, European, Imperial and Global History. The Program also benefits from strong interdisciplinary ties to Museum Studies, the American Civilization Program, and the Hagley Museum and Library. Students in the Program receive fellowship support covering tuition and stipend for living expenses. They are also eligible for special travel and research support.

The Hagley Program has strengths in the following research areas: