Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business, 1870-1900

Figure 18.1 The Electrical Building, constructed in 1892 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, included displays from General Electric and Westinghouse, and introduced the American public to alternating current and neon lights. The Chicago World’s Fair, as the universal exposition was more commonly known, featured architecture, inventions, and design, serving as both a showcase for and[…]

Nazi Art Looting in Holland

Postcard issued by Antiquitäten Gustav Cramer at Lennéstrasse 8 in Berlin, Germany, approximately 1938, showing the interior of the gallery. The new address in The Hague, Netherlands, is printed on recto. Photo: Wilhelm Jacob, Berlin no. 4, Kesselstr. 36. The Getty Research Institute, 2001.M.5 Rare documents from the Dutch art market during World War II[…]

Is Humanity Naturally Good? Exploring Richard Dawkins’s ‘Selfish Gene’

Lecture by Dr. Alistair McGrath at the Museum of London / 04.04.2017 Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion University of Oxford What is the future of humanity? Nobody knows. For a start, we might suffer the same fate that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs – an ‘extinction event’ caused by collision[…]

Special Events in the History of Technology for Creating, Organizing, and Sharing Information

Special Events in the History of Technology for Creating, Organizing, and Sharing Information By Dr. Mark Kelland / 06.26.2006 Professor of Psychology Lansing Community College Introduction The development of technologies for encoding, storing, communicating, and exploiting information is a major feature in the history of the human species. Although this development has generally progressed smoothly[…]