The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, proudly bears the title of the nation's oldest learned society.  Our founders participated in the birth of American democracy. It pains us greatly that all these years later, our nation's promise has yet to be fulfilled.  We join all Americans of good will in deploring the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Over these past months the Society has hosted a number of virtual programs.  Even as we now resume our work with the offering of new programs, our attention remains focused on the senseless loss of innocent lives and our commitment to the difficult, necessary conversations and actions we must all take to begin to ensure that such tragedies end. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. Read more about the APS response to COVID-19.


Long-Term Fellows

Hannah Anderson
Friends of the APS Predoctoral Fellow in Early American History (to 1840)

Jeffery Appelhans
John C. Slater Postdoctoral Fellow

Janine Yorimoto Boldt
The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow 

Bethany Farrell
Digital Franklin Fellow

Julie Fisher
Members Bibliography and Biography Postdoctoral Fellow

S. Prashant Kumar
John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellow in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Emily Margolis
The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow

Megan McDonie
APS Program in the History of Science Predoctoral Fellow

Gina Surita
APS Program in the History of Science Predoctoral Fellow

Timothy Bowers Vasko
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation NASI Postdoctoral Fellow