The APS Library is seeking paper proposals for a symposium on the ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge” from the 18th century until the 21st century.
Former APS President Clyde Barker will deliver the 2018 Susan O. Montgomery Lecture on the life and research of Benjamin Rush. Rush was an important patriot and social reformer as well as the most influential and controversial physician of his time.
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.