Brown Bag Lunches
Check back regularly for schedule updates. Brown Bag lunches are held in the Library Hall Board Room (105 South Fifth Street) from 12-1pm unless otherwise noted. Food is not provided, so bring your sack lunch and join us!
Note: Beginning on March 24, Brown Bag will be held virtually via Zoom. To attend, please contact Adrianna Link at [email protected] Please visit our "Virtual Offerings Page" for the most up-to-date schedule.
Spring 2020 Calendar
January 7 – Jeffrey Appelhans (APS John C. Slater Bibliography Postdoctoral Fellow), "Catholic Persuasion, from Republicanism to Romanticism to Riots"
January 14 – Melanie Rinehart (APS Archivist), "Processing Garwin: A Project Update"
January 21 – Bethany Farrell (APS Digital Franklin Fellow), "The Art of Making Data for Every Scholar’s Pocket: Opening Benjamin Franklin’s Account Books"
January 28 – Cynthia Heider (APS Digital Projects Specialist), "Meaning-Making: Data, Discourse, and Advocacy within the American Settlement House Movement"
February 4 – Lila O'Leary Chambers (2019-2020 McNeil Center Consortium Fellow/New York University), "Liquid Claiming: Alcohol and Authority in Kalinago-English Interaction in the Leeward Islands, 1623-1700"
February 11– Jennifer Tucker (Associate Professor of History and Science in Society, Wesleyan University) [in collaboration with the Science History Institute], "Collecting the Future: Photography, Waste, & the Industrial Revolution"
February 18 – Angela Tapia (Spring 2020 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellow), "Mujeres de Polleras: Weaving A Way of Being in the Altiplano Region"
February 25 – David Dunning (2019-2020 Leon and Joanne V.C. Knopoff Fellow/Princeton University), "Writing the Rules of Reason: Notations in Mathematical Logic, 1847-1937"
March 3 – Tracey deJong (APS Archivist) [part of Women's History Month]
March 10 – James Truitt (Swarthmore College), "Graceanna Lewis: Naturalist and Radical" [part of Women's History Month]
March 17 [CANCELLED] – Short-Term Fellows Presentation: Baligh Ben Taleb (2019-2020 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow/University of Nebraska, Lincoln), “Reckoning with the Legacy of American Settler Colonialism: Treaty Claims and Western Shoshoni Quest for Justice,” and, Vedran Duančić (2019-2020 François André Michaux Fund Fellow/Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science, Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences), “Scientific Diaspora as a Resource in the Struggle Over Agrobiology in Socialist Yugoslavia”
March 24 – Molly Nebiolo (2019-2020 Digital Humanities Fellow/Northeastern University), "Visualizing Early Colonial Philadelphia"
March 31 – Lisa Ruth Rand (2019-2022 Haas Fellow, Science History Institute), " Neocolonial Space: Orbital Allocation in the Age of the New International Economic Order, 1971-1979"
April 7 – Paul Myles, "The Rise of Thomas Paine and The Officers of Excise"
April 14 – Anisha Gupta (APS Assistant Conservator of Archival Materials), "To Counterfeit is Death: Benjamin Franklin's Anti-Counterfeiting Papermaking Techniques for Colonial Currency"
April 21 – Susan Laquer (APS Archivist), "Evidence of Genius: Barbara McClintock's Scientific Ephemera"
April 28 – Lise Puoyo (University of Pennsylvania), "Speaking to Kin: Abenaki Wampum Belts at Chartres"
May 5 – Baligh Ben Taleb (2019-2020 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow/University of Nebraska), “Reckoning with the Legacy of American Settler Colonialism: Treaty Claims and Western Shoshoni Quest for
May 12 – Vedran Duančić (2019-2020 François André Michaux Fund Fellow/Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science, Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences), “Scientific Diaspora as a Resource in the Struggle Over Agrobiology in Socialist Yugoslavia”
May 19 – Sean Fraga (Princeton University), "They Came on Waves of Ink”
May 26 – Joanna Hurd (Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC)), "Have You Hurd? Introducing Paper Conservation Intern Joanna Hurd"