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Paul Sutherland
In a letter to colleague John Shepherd in 1997, the linguist, anthropologist and folklorist Dell Hymes wrote: “At the risk of overloading someone who is...
Adrianna Link
In commemoration of the American Philosophical Society’s 275 th anniversary, the Society’s Library, along with the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Association of Research...
David Gary
The American Philosophical Society’s book collecting was slow for the first sixty years of its existence with only a few hundred volumes adorning its shelves...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
It is not often that current events enter into rare materials cataloguing. It is even rarer that sporting events make their way into the APS...
Kate Aguirre
For my inaugural blog post as the conservation lab intern, I’m going to explain how we teach paper to swim. You heard me right. Paper,...
American Philosophical Society
There are many bets being placed on this weekend’s match-up between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, but there is only one that...
Brian Carpenter
One of the most important Indigenous community partners of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) is the Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous...
Madalina Veres
In anticipation of Benjamin Franklin's birthday on January 17, APS Fellow Madalina Veres has written the following post about one of Franklin's chief scientific interests...