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Marian Christ
Emma Seiler (1821-1886), the fifth woman elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society (1870), was born in Würzburg, Bavaria and came to Philadelphia in...
American Philosophical Society
APS offices and Library will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. The Society will return to regular hours on Monday, July 8....
Janine Boldt
Header image: A Map of the Tennassee Government formerly part of North Carolina taken chiefly from Surveys by Genl. D. Smith & Others , 1793....
American Philosophical Society
Congratulations to the American Philosophical Society Fellowship recipients for 2019-2020! This year the Society awarded six long-term, two digital humanities, and twenty-five short-term fellowships for...
Janine Boldt
Header image: Edward Savage, The Washington Family , 1789-1796. Oil on canvas. 213.6 x 284.2 cm. (84 1/8 x 111 7/8 in.) National Gallery of...
American Philosophical Society
Why would a government publish a map claiming land they do not control? Why would the citizens of a young nation—still recovering from a war...
Janine Boldt
Header image: Georges de Bois St. Lys, Plan de la Ville, des Rades et des Environs du Port au Prince , ca.1800. Ink on paper....
Erin Holmes
By Erin Holmes and Amy Ellison, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellows Like most institutions of its age, the American Philosophical Society has been overwhelmingly...