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Estelle Markel-Joyet
The Computer Age has altered much of our daily life. If you want to hear a fascinating discussion at a moment’s notice, you can instantly...
Marian Christ
The American Philosophical Society Library holds many printed treasures, including Robert Fulton’s Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation … London, 1796. ( 626: F95t...
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...
American Philosophical Society
Applications are still open until March 15th for our Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) fellowships , part of the APS's Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Digital...
Valerie-Anne Lutz
Preserved between the pages of a pamphlet in the APS Library is a small yellow butterfly, which may have been placed there over 200 years...
Alex Mazzaferro
Early membership lists make it clear that women were almost entirely excluded from the American Philosophical Society during its first century of existence. The Society’s...
David Gary
The American Philosophical Society’s archive ( Series VII.2.e ) holds an astounding record of nearly 140 years of reading by Members of the Society from...
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....