Skip to main content
This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it!

It's About Time: Organizing the Calendar, Times Zones, and the Clock

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Friday, May 17, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV082
This online program is presented on Zoom.
Select your Tickets
Powered by Zoom

Once upon a time, humans could mostly ignore the clock, but the Industrial Age and its expanding system of railroads forced societies to devise a system of global timekeeping. Journalist and historian Adam Tanner traces the intriguing evolution of the human invention of time—the source of today’s crazy quilt of different times across the globe, which developed after surprisingly heated international debate.

He also discusses how it took many centuries before Europe widely embraced the system of counting years from the birth of Christ and why Daylight Saving Time remains controversial even today.

General Information