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American Philosophical Society
Each year, the Library & Museum at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in...
Marian Christ
Header image: Annie Jump Cannon, circa 1895. Credited to Linda Hall Library. Annie Jump Cannon was born in 1863 and elected to the American Philosophical...
Adrianna Link
The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2022-2023 residential fellowships. With collections pertaining to over 650 Indigenous...
Anne Downey
It is impossible for any sensitive person to look at a star-filled sky without being stirred by thoughts of creation and eternity. The mystery of...
Michael Miller
In his biography on Charles Thomson (1729-1824), historian J. Edwin Hendricks noted “the Enlightenment in America was not wholly confined to the advancement of useful...
Susan Laquer
As an archivist, I find interesting materials when processing the American Philosophical Society’s institutional records. Sometimes an unusual item will be part of a similar...
Melanie Rinehart
Sophonisba Angusciola Peale was born on April 24, 1786, to noted American polymath Charles Willson Peale and his wife Rachel Brewer Peale. The second daughter...
Anabelle Rodríguez
Header image: The site core at Xunantunich: Looking south towards El Castillo (Structure A-6) from the summit of Structure A-11. Xunantunich is the oldest archaeological...