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Michael Miller
Header Image: Ludovico Lipparini. Archbishop Germanos III of Old Patras raising the flag of the Revolution in Kalavryta. 1838. Hand-painted lithograph. Courtesy of the National...
Marian Christ
Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (1822-1907), the second woman elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society (1869), contributed significantly to science and championed women’s education...
Charles Greifenstein
Baruch S. Blumberg (1925-2011, APS 1986) did much more in his life than win the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the Hepatitis...
Sabrina Bocanegra
The Revolutionary City project team continues to work behind the scenes to keep the project on track despite delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While...
Joseph DiLullo
The APS’s Library holds in its collection the anthropological work of Louis E. King. King was a Black anthropologist educated at Columbia who did important...
American Philosophical Society
Pictured: 2021 NASI Interns Tieranny Keahna, Dynette Chavez, and Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz with NASI Program Director Tiffanie Hardbarger Philadelphia [July 14, 2021]—The American Philosophical Society in...
Michael Miller
Header image: John Jones, after George Romney. Edmund Burke, 1790. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London. Since its inception in 1743 by founder Benjamin Franklin...
Paul Sutherland
Archival collections are constantly reframed by individuals interacting with them and oversights brought about by incomplete understandings can alter their use for years at a...