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.

Prizes

American Philosophical Society
Image: Berkeley Lab Mina Jahan Bissell (APS 2007), Distinguished Senior Scientist of Biological Systems and Engineering Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is the...
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...
American Philosophical Society
The Jonathan E. Rhoads Medal for Distinguished Service to Medicine will be awarded to Timothy R. Billiar on October 25, 2018 in a ceremony at...