A new digital exhibit from 2019 Levitt Fellow Jessica Locklear features digitized lantern slides by anthropologist Frank Speck. It asks viewers to consider how these images illuminate and disrupt assumptions about Indigenous identity and Indigenous people as active, innovative, and present participants in modernity.
The 2019 Susan O. Montgomery Lecture will feature Howard Gardner. Best known for his multiple intelligences theory, Gardner will discuss his forthcoming intellectual biography with Washington Post reporter David Montgomery.
At the American Philosophical Society Museum, visitors will see exhibitions drawn from the Society’s renowned collections that trace American history and science from the Founding Fathers to the digital age.
The American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, it continues its mission of "promoting useful knowledge" through research, fellowships, and public outreach.