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The Age of Invention with Dr. Anton Howes

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All of us at Students For Liberty are delighted to invite you to the latest event of our Liberty at Home series, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 11AM EST. This interview will take a look at the history of inventions, entrepreneurship, and industrialization.

Titled ‘The Age of Invention’, this event will feature Dr. Anton Howes, a prominent historian and author, as our guest speaker. He will be interviewed by Students For Liberty’s CEO, Dr. Wolf von Laer.

A historian at the RSA, he serves as head of innovation research at The Entrepreneurs Network, translating his research into practical policy proposals. Having received his PhD from King’s College London in 2016, Dr. Howes has previously served as postdoctoral researcher at Brown University, and a lecturer in Economic History at King’s College London.

This event will focus particularly on the Industrial Revolution, a field in which Dr. Howes specializes. A historian of invention, Dr. Howes is particularly interested in the mindset behind innovation and entrepreneurship.

Having conducted extensive research on the entrepreneurship that drove the British Industrial Revolution, beginning in the eighteenth century, he will share some of his findings and discuss his recent book, Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. In this book, Dr. Howes highlights the impact of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), a subscription-funded national improvement agency.

His latest project is a book on what caused the British Industrial Revolution, paying particular attention to the many individual inventors and innovators involved in the process, as well as, the institutions they created. Dr. Howes also has his own newsletter, called Age of Invention, where he regularly shares his research.

To hear the perspective of Dr. Anton Howes on invention and innovation during the Industrial Revolution, as well as the important role of entrepreneurship, make sure to tune in for his interview, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 11 AM EST!

You can register for this special event by clicking on the button below!



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