Director’s Message

As the coordinator of the Hagley Program it is my pleasure to oversee a program that has been training graduate students in the history of technology, business, consumer culture, material culture, and the environment for more than a half century.

In many respects, it is a program in the history of capitalism in the broadest sense, in all its social, political, economic, and cultural registers.

We have a close working relationship with the Hagley Museum and Library, one of the nation’s leading institutions dedicated to the history of business and technology, and our graduate students at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels go on to wide range of academic and non-academic careers.  (Many Hagley Scholars get a certificate in Museum Studies as they go through the program, which can be an advantage for those going into public history positions.) If you are interested in learning more about the program, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

David Suisman