David Henkin Featured on Berkeley Voices Podcast

February 23, 2022

Professor David Henkin is featured on Berkeley Voices, "Berkeley News podcast about the people and research that makes UC Berkeley the world-changing place that it is." Listen to "How the seven-day week made us who we are."

Nov 11, 2021

Professor David Henkin's newest book, The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are, has just been released by Yale Press. In a feature with the The New Yorker -- which also pays mention to fellow UC Berkeley History professor Vanessa Ogle -- Jill Lepore explores Henkin's The Week, and how the seven-day work week was shaped over the course of history. Read "How the Week Organizes and Tyranizes Our Lives" here. 

Additional reading: 

"We Live By a Unit of Time That Doesn’t Make Sense," The Atlantic

"How the seven-day week came to rule the world," The Economist