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Graziella C. Pierangeli
“Portrait of Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Dudley and Georgene Herschbach.” “Behind every great man stands an even greater woman,” is...
Marian Christ
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1936 and called by some “the most prominent woman astronomer of all time.” She was...
Melanie Randolph Miller
Bust of Gouverneur Morris, 1792, by Jean Antoine Houdon The American Philosophical Society’s collection of Gouverneur Morris papers is a significant one. The opportunity to...
American Philosophical Society
As part of programming inspired by its 2023 exhibition Pursuit and Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science, the American Philosophical Society is organizing an...
Laura Chilton
Header image: Part of the David Library book collection residing at its new home at the APS Library Histories can be considered as living records...
Alexander Clayton
Header image: Banded Mongoose, Plate 5, from John Edward Gray, Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall (1846-1850), Biodiversity Heritage Library. Edward Smith-Stanley...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society will cap off Women’s History Month with a new exhibition celebrating path-breaking work by women in science. Opening March 31, Pursuit...
Elinor Berger
Header Image: “Bas-Relief with Portrait of Emma Diruff Seiler, 1891. APS.”] There is little doubt that Emma Diruff Seiler, one of the first female Members...