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.

Meetings

American Philosophical Society
Updated May 26, 2020 While onsite programs are on hold, there are many ways to engage with APS events and collections remotely in the coming...
American Philosophical Society
Recorded sessions from the April 2019 General Meeting of the APS are now available online. Click on the links in the talk titles to see...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society is pleased to announce the election of new Members at its Spring 2019 Meeting. Today the Society has 1,013 elected members...
American Philosophical Society
The fifth episode of the APS Podcast Series—Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society—is now available! Tune in for a conversation between Librarian Patrick Spero...
American Philosophical Society
In celebration of the Society's 275th anniversary, a number of rarely-bestowed prizes were awarded at the November 2018 General Meeting. Benjamin Franklin Medal The Benjamin...