In October 2017, the APS hosted a conference exploring the role of imagery in influencing and giving meaning to the political revolutions that defined the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Now select papers are available in a publication from the APS Press.
A new article in the Paris Review discusses the art and artifacts damaged in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the significance of APS Member Jon Friedman's portrait of Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian American in Congress.
Explore the brand new virtual tour for Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist. Specially curated tracks are available for youth and adult audiences to learn about the vast scientific networks of Franklin and his collaborators.
Philosophical Hall, adjacent to Independence Hall, has been the home of the American Philosophical Society since 1789. In its 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.