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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!

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 –  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 – Kate Grauvogel (Indiana University Bloomington) on the history of birth control [part of Women's History Month]

April 7 – TBA

April 14 – Patricia Martins Marcos (2019-2020 Barra Foundation Fellow/University of California, San Diego)

April 15 – Gina Surita (2019-2020 APS Predoctoral Fellow in the History of Science) [at the Science History Institute]

April 28 – Lise Puoyo (University of Pennsylvania)

May 5 – TBA

May 12 – TBA

May 19 – Sean Fraga (Princeton University), "They Came on Waves of Ink”

May 26 – TBA