Aerospace History Project Director Peter Westwick was interviewed for this Los Angeles Times article on Southern California aerospace history and the Hughes Aircraft Exhibit at the Fullerton Public Library, on view beginning January 2016. Read article here.
"Southern California was once synonymous with aerospace. The region has a long history in aviation going back to the early 1900's. So what happened?"
KCRW's Madeleine Brand interviewed Aerospace History Project director Peter Westwick for a segment on Press Play (October 28, 2015). Listen here.
On November 4, 2015 ICW held a talk and book signing with Liz Goldwyn about her newest book on the brothels and seedy underside of Victorian Los Angeles, called "Sporting Guide". Read the Daily News article here.
LASA Executive Director Doug Smith speaks to MSNBC on the idea of "one person, one vote" : video (segment begins at 2:21).
LASA executive director Doug Smith has a thoughtful piece in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court's current reconsideration of how legislative districts are drawn and possible repercussions. Read here: When Not All Votes Were Equal.
William Deverell interviewed by KCRW's Morning Edition about California's role in the Civil War.
LASA executive director Doug Smith recorded a segment for Dahlia Lithwick's "Amicus" podcast, available on the Slate site here.
The piece begins around the 20 minute mark:
In the second half of the podcast, Dahlia turns to a major election law case scheduled for next term’s Supreme Court docket. The case involves a challenge to the bedrock principle of “one person, one vote.” Dahlia is joined by historian Douglas Smith for an in-depth look at that principle, its origins, and what it would mean should it be overturned.
California Is Not About to Wither Away: an article about history and Western water in Politico.
Future of Cities launched on June 2, 2015. Our director gave this talk, Change and Velocity: The History and Future of Los Angeles.
“History: Shaping California” was a panel from the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. You can watch a recording of the panel here.
The Spring Issue of Boom focuses on California in the Pacific World in 1915, 2015, and 2115. ICW Postdoctoral Fellow Elizabeth Logan served as guest editor of the issue.
The 1915 section of the issue examines California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition through the lenses of labor via the work of Abigail Markwyn, and landscapes via Elizabeth Logan's essay.
Also, Phoebe S.K. Young takes the conversation further south to San Diego's Panama-California Exposition.
This image from Form and Landscape is the featured photograph in Scientific American's Plugged In blog.
L.A. OBSERVED features an image of the South Pasadena Recreation Center pool from the Huntington Library's Southern California Edison collection of photographs.
A thoughtful piece on Boom: A Journal of California appears in the Columbia Journalism Review (June 26, 2013).
We are pleased to see the exhibit and one of its memorable pieces thoughtfully discussed in this brief essay.
ICW co-sponsors the conference This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie's Los Angeles
Brooke Gladstone speaks to former ICW Postdoc Matt Hersch
Larry Wilson's Soaring with our aerospace pioneers
Los Angeles Times
by Matthew Hersch and Peter Westwick
Bill Deverell speaks to John Harwood on WBUR
In conversation with Bill Deverell - Fire Monks: Wildfires in California
The Elemental West: Fire, Water, Air Earth series
Larry Wilson's Theory of leisure class in Southern California
Bill Deverell and Daniel Lynch (UCLA) co-write the essay Our Own Civil War
Bill Deverell talks about California's role in the Civil War