The 2013 NAWCC Ward Francillon Time Symposium and Special Exhibition of Spectacular Clocks, Watches, and Sundials
by The Pre-Eminent Master
Thomas Tompion (1639–1713)

California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California

7-9 November 2013

Saturday, November 9
Session III: Changing Time

Beckman Auditorium, California Institute of Technology

Chair

Tracy Dennison, Professor of Social Science History, California Institute of Technology

09:15

“Time and the Early Modern Economy”
Tracy Dennison, Professor of Social Science History, California Institute of Technology

09:30

“The Great Age of the Tower Clock”
Chris McKay, author and specialist in turret clocks, Wimborne, Dorset, U.K.

10:15

Break and refreshments

10:45

“Affordable Time: America’s Contribution”
Chris H. Bailey, former Curator, American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol, Connecticut

11:30

“The Standardizing of Civil Time”
Geoff Chester, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.

12:15

Panel discussion

12:30

Lunch (Sandwiches/soft drinks provided around the perimeter of the Beckman Auditorium)