Modern America Workshop - “The Age of Automation”
“The Age of Automation”
Angus Burgin, Johns Hopkins University
There is a precirculated paper for this workshop. The paper will be circulated upon request approximately one-week prior to the workshop.
Angus Burgin is Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Burgin received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009. Burgin's research explores problems at the intersection of ideas, politics, and markets in the United States and the Atlantic world since the late 19th century. Burgin's first book, The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression (Harvard University Press, 2012), explores the transformation of market advocacy over the middle decades of the twentieth century. It received the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians and the Joseph Spengler Prize from the History of Economics Society, was listed as an "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice (2013), and was named a “Book of Exceptional Merit” by the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. He is currently writing an intellectual history of postindustrialism, exploring how new technological capacities in the postwar era transformed ideas about the future of work, knowledge, leisure, time, and space.
The Modern America Workshop is cosponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, Program in American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, and the Land, Property, and Power in the Modern Metropolis graduate workshop.