The 2023 Susan O. Montgomery program is a three night performance of "Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight." The play explores the life, loves, and accomplishments of the 18th century mathematician.
Inspired by its 2023 exhibition Pursuit and Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science, the American Philosophical Society will host an international conference reflecting on the past, present, and future opportunities for women in science.
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.