As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public until further notice. 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 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.

Career Chats - Head of Scholarly Programs

Airing on 10/1!

Chat will be pre-recorded on Tuesday (9/29) and posted here on Thursday (10/1).

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"Career Chats with the American Philosophical Society" surrounded by old and current photos of staff

Thursday, October 1

What does it take to work for America’s oldest learned society? Hear from staff at the American Philosophical Society (APS) as we learn just that! This series brings you real conversations with APS staff on their careers and how they came to work at the Society. 

Learn about archivists, conservators, and more as we explore the many careers and people of the APS. All Career Chats will be pre-recorded and uploaded on Thursday mornings. We’d love to hear if you have any questions about these careers! Submit those here.

About this week’s Staff Member/Career

Adrianna Link

Adrianna Link is the Head of Scholarly Programs at the American Philosophical Society. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History of Science and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University in 2016, where she specialized in the history of 20th c. American anthropology. Her work has been published in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and The Atlantic, as well as in the edited volume on Global Transformation in the Life Sciences, 1945-1980 (University of Pittsburgh, 2018). She is currently preparing a book manuscript on the history of "urgent anthropology" at the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to her work at the APS, she also serves as a Managing Editor for The History of Anthropology Review.

Adrianna's favorite "object" really showcases a portion of her work -- our virtual offerings page! Learn more about both Scholarly and Public/Educational Virtual Programming, here

The next Chat will be with Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the Library & Museum, on Thursday, October 8. 

Learn more about Career Chats with the American Philosophical Society.