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Jessica Frankenfield
The Fall 2018 public lecture season was packed with events celebrating the Society's 275th anniversary. Many events were inspired by the Society's history or presented...
Julie Fisher
Whenever I have the opportunity, I take a moment to look through the book pictured above, even though I cannot understand a single word on...
Tracey deJong
One of the pleasures of re-arranging the oversize collection has been the discovery of drawings given to the APS in the 18th century. One of...
Ann Reinhardt
Bentley Glass (1906-2005, APS 1963), an American geneticist, took on many roles throughout his career: researcher, historian, editor, educator, and social advocate. As a researcher,...
American Philosophical Society
Each year, the Library at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in fields including...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
There is much that has already been written about “A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto”;...
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
Each year, the Library at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in fields including...