As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

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 alink@amphilsoc.org. 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
Justice”

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"