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Berry Lecture: Global Communications Networks from the Optical Telegraph to Digital Media: The United States and the World

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room
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The Department of History welcomes Richard R. John to give the 2018 Thomas S. Berry Lecture.

Richard R. Johnteaches courses in the history of communications, networks, and the history of capitalism. His publications include Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (2010) and Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse( 1995). Network Nation received the Ralph E. Gomory Prize for the best historical monograph on business and society. He has been a fellow at the Smithsonian’s Woodrow Wilson Center, a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, and the president of the Business History Conference.

The Thomas S. Berry Lecture in Economic History is free and open to the public, and cosponsored by the Department of Economics. The lecture honors the memory of Dr. Thomas S. Berry, who between 1953 and 1975 taught economics and business administration at the University of Richmond.

Contact: Debbie Govoruhk