Hagley Scholar News
New Author, Ai Hisano
Ai Hisano (2016) has a contract with Harvard University Press to publish her book Visualizing Taste: How Business Created the Look of American Food, based on her prize-winning dissertation. The book will appear in the Harvard Studies in Business History series.
Author and Podcaster Anastasia Day
Anastasia Day, who is at work on a dissertation titled “Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front,” is the recipient of fellowships from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the Dumbarton Oaks Library, and the Science History Institute. In April 2008, she published an op-ed based on her research in the Washington Post. She is the current president of the Graduate Association of Food Studies (GAFS) and has presented her work, or will soon, at the annual conferences of the Organization of American Historians, the American Society for Environmental History, Society for the History of Technology, History of Science Society, and others. She has also recorded a podcast for Edge Effects.
Ben Wollet Awarded Fellowships
Ben Wollet is working on a dissertation titled, “Spinning the Wheels: Americans and the Environmental Costs of Transportation, 1957-2007.” Based on his research, he has presented papers at the Society for the History of Technology, the American Society for Environmental History, and the University of Delaware Energy and Environment Seminar Series. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Bassett-Ferguson Fellowship in the History of Technology and the UD Doctoral Fellowship for 2018-19.
Rachael Beyer Curates New Exhibit
Based on her dissertation-in-progress, “‘The Nation’s Youngest Capitalists”: How the Future Farmers of America shaped rural communities, agribusiness, and the modern American farmer, 1928-1993,” Rachael Beyer recently presented a paper at the conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, and will an invited participant in a roundtable at the upcoming annual meeting of the Oral History Association. She has also curated an exhibit on the Philadelphia-area artist Margaret Ralston Gest, at the Gest Center, Haverford College.