Be a Historian (of Science)!

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free to attend

Recommended for those 16 and older. 

APS Museum

104 South Fifth Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106 

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Sunday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 


Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for a way to mix history and science? Are you curious about ongoing research and changes in the fields of science history? Come spend an afternoon at the American Philosophical Society finding out what it takes to be a historian of science or getting the update on active research being done through our participating organizations! Guests are invited to investigate the intersection of science and history through hands-on exploration and conversation with active historians.


Organizations will show case their current work and we’ll have multiple opportunities for you meet and chat with real historians of science! Participating organizations and guests will also be exploring current issues in the field through story-telling and guest participation.


This program is free and open to the public, though we recommend being 16 or older with an interest in this highly interdisciplinary field.


Participating organizations:

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Science History Institute                                                           

Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Drexel University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society


Find the APS at these other Philadelphia Science Festival Programs:

Fishtown Science Crawl - Sunday, April 28

Science on Tap Untapped - My Love Affair with Science - Monday, April 29

Science in the National Park - Thursday, May 2

Science Festival Carnival - Saturday, May 4 

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